The September reveal of the Wine & Chocolate Challenge was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who shared their creativity with us! There were 14 entries displayed. The 3-way tie winners were Dawn Seaman, Mary Kay Hymes, and Laurie Mieresonne. (Pictured is Laurie. Others were not present.) Gift certificates to Heartland Cottons were awarded. Mary Korrect
The Porch Party on September 22 from noon to 4pm is being brought to us from the Butterworth Foundation that oversees the Deere-Wiman grounds. This Porch Party includes antique car show, music on the porch and displays from some of the groups that use the properties. The Foundation generously asked MVQG to participate in the event. We will have quilts on display, hand quilting frame set up, and featherweight machines for doll quilts. Along with the quilts, we also have […]
November 3, 2019 will be the Quilt of Valor presentation at the Quad Cities Botanical Garden. We will invite up to 90 Veteran recipients and we provide cookies. Please if you are so moved a sign up sheet will be available both at the September and October meetings. You may also email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal is 50 Dozen any variety. Thanks, Clayton C. Peterson
We hope you’re having fun with the UFO Challenge and are busy finishing #3 on your list. 1. Bring your finished UFO to the September meeting. We will have a “UFO Show and Share” as part of the program. 2. Those who finish will be entered in a drawing for prizes at the January meetings. 3. If you are unable to attend the Sept. meeting, send or text a photo of your finished UFO to Sandie Cockerill, so you can […]
Well as I type this it is on the eve of 9-11. This time of year always makes me reflect what happened on that day. We as a nation came together. We were Americans who cared once again for each other. I miss the day of 9-12 when we loved each other beyond words. So it’s been 18 years and I hope we never forget! It’s because of that tragic day we are Quilts of Valor. For those who don’t […]
It is our tradition to present a gift of fat quarters or a quilt to our guild president at our September combined meeting. Diane has worked hard for us this fiscal year. Let’s shower her with bright batik fabrics! If you wish to participate, please bring your donation to the August meeting andplace it in the basket at the member-at-large desk.
You might ask, “What’s the big deal?”, when Margaret Paulos talks about Doll Quilts at the meetings. It is a big deal for the 700-1000 Quad Cities Head Start, title program and special needs children who receive their 24″ square creations in December. It might be the one colorful thing they can call their own. Lydia Hoelle designed the color wheel Doll Quilt and makes one for each class room. One little boy claimed his classroom’s color wheel as his […]