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Doll Quilts


NO MEETING IN JUNE See schedule for place: May and July, Butterworth Ed Center Skip June and Sept (quilt show) August, October, November, Deere Wiman Carriage House. Always need sorters, cutters, sewers, ironing lovers, and new ideas. I bring the chocolate. On the months we are off, please take the kits we have to finish by December. We never know the count needed until September. Size, c. 24″, with or without batting but some sort of filler gives it some […]

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Quilt Registration for 2018 Show


Registration begins at the July Guild Meeting. If you need help with online registration, we will have laptops available at the meeting. Paper entry forms will also be available for those who can’t or don’t wish to enter online. The database which gathers all the entry information when you register online produces a spreadsheet that we will use to sort and extract whatever reports are needed. To facilitate the correct sorting of this information, there are some formatting issues you […]

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Things to Do Before the Quilt Show


1. Start/continue bringing items to Guild meeting for Second Hand Treasures. 2. Finish your quilt entries including putting a sleeve on it. If your quilt is more than 90 inches long, put your sleeve on 90″ from the bottom. There are instructions in the newsletter and on the website. 3. Measure your quilt before sending it to the quilter because you will need the size for your entry registration. 4. Think about making a pinwheel Christmas ornament to donate for […]

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June Class – Triangle Boot Camp


Monday, June 4 from 9 to 3 – Class: Triangle Boot Camp ($35 for members) Stephanie will teach participants how to make several kinds of triangles during the Triangle Boot Camp. This course introduces beginning quilters to techniques for successfully piecing several types of triangles and solidifies techniques for quilters with more experience. The work completed in this class can be used as the basis for a quilt using Stephanie’s pattern called “Raspberry Sherbet” or adapted to a variety of projects such as […]

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June Program – It is a Secret


Shhhh — The program involves a secret reveal for the MVQG — Stephanie Soebbing, owner of Quilt Addicts Anonymous, will present a trunk show of quilts she designed for her first book, Simple Quilts for the Modern Home, which will be published later this year.

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Presidents May Message


35 Years in the Making On May 25, 1983, fifty very creative individuals got together and decided to create a Guild—a group of people who would get together to create beautiful quilts and help out the Quad Cities communities at the same time. On July 7, 1983, the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild was officially organized in the state of Iowa. While the Guild has evolved since its formation, with new ways to make quilts, more machine quilters now than hand quilters and opportunities to connect via the internet, many things also remain the same. Guild members […]

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Definitions for Quilt Show


DEFINITIONS: Small Bed Quilt: Lap to Full (under 80” wide and proportionate in length, i.e., at least 80” but may be longer) Large Bed Quilt: Queen to King (over 80” wide and proportionate in length, i.e., at least 81” but may be longer) Solo: Constructed, stitched, and quilted by ONLY ONE PERSON. Duet: Constructed, stitched, and quilted by TWO PERSONS. Group: Constructed, stitched, and quilted by THREE OR MORE PERSONS Pieced: Pieced by hand or machine. No other techniques (no […]

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Categories/Items Not Eligible for Best of Show


CATEGORIES/ITEMS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BEST OF SHOW: 1700-Found and Finished 1910-Garments, 1920-Bags, Purses, Accessories 1800-3-Dimensional 2000-Miscellaneous 2100, 2200- All Challenges, including Sun, Moon & Stars 2300-Junior ALL OTHER CATEGORIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BEST OF SHOW.  

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Note from Members-at-Large


A note from your Members-at-Large We would like to say a big THANK YOU to MVQG members who have donated nice items for our Name Tag Drawings as well as to let you know about the generosity of area quilt shops. So far this year, items have been donated from the following area merchants: JoQuilter Fabrics (Bellevue, IA) Quilt Addicts Anonymous (Rock Island, IL) Susan’s Calico Creations (now closed—Fulton, IL) The generosity of these merchants and our members enables us […]

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Fiber Arts “Words That Move You” Challenge


Words That Move You Challenge The Fiber Arts Group would like to extend a challenge to anyone who would like to participate. Linda Klyman has extended the challenge Words That Move You. This can be a quote, saying, song, phrase, or just one word that moves you. Interpret them into a fiber creation such as a wall hanging. We are hoping to have a nice group of this challenge to hang in the Quilt Show.

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