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2019 MVQG Challenge-Wine and Chocolate


The theme for the 2019 MVQG Challenge is Wine and Chocolate. Specific rules are $1.00 entry fee per challenge. Quilts must be no larger than 144 inches in circumference. You may use both wine and chocolate or either one. Bring your challenge to the Sept meeting. They will be displayed and voted on at the meeting that night. Top three vote getters will win gift certificates to Heartland Cottons in Dewitt, Iowa. Now sit back, close your eyes and imagine […]

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Spring Retreat Time


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Click here to download Spring Retreat Form. SPRING RETREAT It is time to get ready for Spring Retreat! Non-stop fun from March 6—March 10! The MVQG Spring Retreat is March 6-10, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church Camp in DeWitt, Iowa. Retreat starts at 8 am on Wednesday and ends at 3 pm on Sunday. At retreat you can do anything you want: sleep in, stay up all night, go on road trips with your friends, work on your own projects, […]

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President’s December Message


This month we are going to look at what the Pin-Pals are about. In December we meet on the 18th 9-3 at the Butterworth Educational Center (garage) We will be meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month starting January 2019. Winter is setting in, which means less getting out to be around friends. It is important that we keep in touch and get out among people when roads are good. We stay happier when we are able to do that. […]

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President’s November Message


by Diana Engelbrecht Over the next year I am going to introduce you to each of our guild groups that meet. There are a lot of new members and it is my hope to help demystify some of the announcements. Get Away is open to all members. We meet at the Deere Wiman Carriage House for one Friday, 8 am-9 pm, Saturday 8 am-9 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm each month. Usually it is the first full weekend of the […]

Skill Builder Workshops


SKILL BUILDER WORKSHOPS ONE BLOCK WONDER-March 30 Our second workshops will be held on Sat., March 30th, from 9am to 3pm.  Please check in with Hope Schroeder and me, Mary Korrect, at the March meeting, to pay (checks payable to Mary Korrect) and pick up an updated supply list. Please Do NOT WASH your fabric!! This is IMPORTANT. Remember, you MUST purchase SIX (6) repeats of your chosen fabric, the bigger, busier design the better, plus an additional 1 to […]

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New President’s Message


By Diana Engelbrecht The Great River Quilt Show was a success because of each of you. Thank you, Dawn Thompson for your leadership in the planning and executing both the 2016 and 2018 Great River Quilt Shows. Thank you to the Quilt Show Committee who worked very hard this past year to make things happen smoothly. Thank you to The Appli-Queens for designing and creating the fabulous raffle quilt. Thank you to Cindy Ericksen and Candidates Nancy and Melissa for […]

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Winners of the 2018 Great River Quilt Show


The Winners of the 2018 Great River Quilt Show have been announced. To view the complete list Click Here

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Article from the River City Reader about the 2018 Quilt Show


This is a link to the River City Reader October edition about the MVQG’s 2018 Great River Quilt Show:   Click Here to view the article

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Charity Goes Global


By Donna & Garry Lanman Let me tell you a story. Our first granddaughter, Joy, moved jobs from a bank in Chicago to Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, NC. She works with the Children’s Heart Project. This project transports children needing heart surgery to participating hospitals that donate their services. During orientation, Joy was shown a cabinet of “blankets.” In reality, they were quilts. Her eyes brightened, and her thoughts turned to her Grandma and Grandpa. Needless to say, our eyes […]

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August Program – Letter from Lisa Binkley


At the beginning of August, our Guild hosted Lisa Binkley, a nationally acclaimed beading artist from Madison, Wisconsin. Reflecting on her time in the Quad Cities, Lisa paid high compliments to our Guild saying: “I remember someone mentioning to me while I was with your guild that another teacher had described your guild as among her ‘three favorites.’ I completely agree. I’ve had the opportunity to teach for quite a few guilds over the past 11 years, and it’s always […]

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