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December President’s Message


So many things can be looked at as a challenge. For some of us it is just getting out of the house and going to a meeting, meal with friends, talking to someone we don’t know well, just life, and sometimes it is all of the above. We are going to challenge each member to come to the potluck and have fun with others. That doesn’t sound too hard. We will be having a mixer so each of us, old […]

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2020 Fiber Arts Meetings


Inspire & Create 9-4      Fiber Arts Meeting 1-3   NEW LOCATION Davenport Public Library Eastern Branch, 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA, demos, information, and show and tell at 1-3 PM. The room will open from 9 AM-4pm for an Inspire & Create time for anyone who would like to work on any non messy project of their choice. It will be an open creative time for all fiber mediums. The kitchen will be open for our use.   […]

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2020 Fiber Arts Play Days


9:00-11 a.m. Fiber Artists Studio, 601 Brady St. #21, Davenport, IA. This is a mini workshop on a new technique. Reservations are required.  Just give Colleen a call. The Fiber Arts Group will only cancel a meeting for weather if the Davenport Schools cancel school on that meeting day.  Colleen Curry (563) 285-1305 or        (563) 340-4453 cocu@csteldridge.com   2020 Schedule: January 14   February 11 March 10   April 14 May 12   June 9  July 14   August 11 September 8   October 13  November […]

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Skill Builder Workshops


FEBRUARY 8, 2020 Create your very own Memory Collage! Finally someone to help you showcase  your precious items! Marlis Beechamp will show us how in a Skill Builder class February 8, 2020 at the Butterworth Education Center in Moline. Get full details and a supply list in the “L” during the Guild meetings, or call Marlis at 309-269-3272 or Hope Schroeder at 563-505-0191  Class fee is only $15.00

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Block To Raffle


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The pattern for block to raffle is “happy baskets “. Because I still have about 15 kits left & am sure everything was busy over the holidays, I will be selling kits at January meetings.  Kits are 1:00 & include backgrounds already cut to size for two squares.   You just have to have fabric for the basket.  The squares will be due at February meeting & will be distributed to winners at March meeting.  Please join in to make squares. […]

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Special Exhibit: The Village


Similar to the River, The Village will depict houses and buildings typically seen in a village. Purchase your background fabric at a Guild Meeting to participate in this exhibit. Size restrictions are included with the background fabric. These are due July 6, at the General meeting. Questions Diana Englebrecht, (563) 370-4239

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T-shirt Designs


All Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild members are encouraged to submit a design, or several, for a new t-shirt. Our design will be on the front of the t-shirt only. Once the design has been selected by vote of our membership, a t-shirt style will be chosen, then it will be sent to the printer. We would like these ready to be worn in the spring of 2020 and to promote our fall guild quilt show. Submit design ideas to Jean […]

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UFO Challenge Update


UFO Challenge Update – January We drew the final UFO Challenge number at the November meeting. Drumroll…..#4!! Get busy and finish! Send a photo of your finished item #4 to Sandie Cockerill by end of day, Sunday January 5. We will also accept photos of finished #3 and #5, for you super busy procrastinators. Here’s your chance to catch up. You’re Welcome! Bring your completed UFO’s to the January meeting where we will Show and Share our UFO stories and […]

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November President’s Message


There is one more sit and sew available for our members, especially for the members in the northwest area of the Quad Cities. Of course, it is open to all members. Iowa members may find this one a good one if you don’t like crossing the bridges. The Fairmount Library Sit and Sew is a small group that usually meets the 3rd Friday of the month from 9-3. Always check the newsletter to see if there is a change of […]

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Porch Party Photos


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At the Porch Party on September 22, Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild was presented with the Butterworth Legacy Award by the Butterworth Foundation. Receiving the award for MVQG were Diana Engelbrecht and Margaret Paulos.

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