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July President’s Message

The Habitat For Humanity builds houses in Scott and Rock Island Counties. We help with these homes by donating 1-2 quilts per home. JoAnn Pilgrim is the chairperson for this noble cause. She has fabrics and kits for anyone who would like to make a quilt. You can also donate a quilt you have made and don’t have a place for it to go. After the tops are pieced, she needs longarmers to quilt them and people to bind them. […]

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Doohickey Drawing

An Americanism dating from 1910-1915, a doohickey is a gadget; a dingus; a thingumabob; a nifty quilting tool that a quilter may want, has never heard of, or is too expensive to purchase. Each month a new Doohickey is offered to our membership. It may be a new “cool” tool or it may be something tried and true; expensive or not so much. Tickets are $1.00 and monthly prizes are determined by the number of tickets sold the previous month. […]

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Block To Raffle

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I will have kits including backgrounds for two squares for $1 a kit at our July & August meetings.  Still sticking to the tulip square even though summer is here & tulips in our gardens are gone.  We will have just to prepare them for next spring. Please join in. If you have any questions or want a kit & cannot make it to the next meetings just call me & I will mail them to you. Thanks, Vicki Hamilton […]

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2020 Programs and Classes

**News! July 7th BYOBBB Meetings** Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park Shelter House 1645 23Rd Ave., Bettendorf, IA 52722 When: July 7, 2020 Time: Afternoon attendees, 4p.m.-6p.m. or come at 4 and stay till 8. Evening attendees, 6p.m.-8p.m. or come at 4 and stay till 8. In the interest of getting together again, finally, we’re holding our July meetings in the park! In lieu of our July Potluck Celebration, it will be a BYO BB&B* (Brown Bag, Beverage and Bug- spray) event. […]

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Quilt Show Update-6/27

The “Quilt Show aka Raise Some Cash Committee” met on June 14 and decided to hold a Second Hand Treasures Sale on September 18-19, 2020. We need your Treasures!! Please contact Debbie Schladt, Nancy Rudnick, or Faye Kunz and let us know what you have for us. We can arrange pick up or you can bring to the July meeting. Please sell or purchase your raffle tickets and then request more tickets from Dawn Thompson to sell or purchase! The […]

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Historical Interest Contest

Hello everyone! Gee with our quarantine many of you probably have your show entries finished and UFO projects completed. That would leave time for reading except the books are at Sandie Cockerill’s. So, we will close the reading at our February 2021 meeting. All you need to do is read 3 quilt history books, one being an “Uncovering,” write a brief report, put the report in the “Historical Interest folder in the President’s box. (If you have quilt history books […]

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Birdies for Charity

The John Deere Classic has been cancelled, but the Birdies for Charity program has not.  Quad-Cities Quilts of Valor will once again participate and we are soliciting your support.  John Deere has agreed to match donations by 5% and you still have a chance to win the prize because a winner will be drawn at random. This is a major fundraiser for Quad-Cities Quilts of Valor and we hate to lose this income as our requests for awarded quilts continues […]

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June President’s Message

Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild has an extensive library of more than 900 books. If you are trying to learn a technique, find a pattern that you would like to try out, read about history, and other wonderful reads, we probably have a book to fit the need. If you know the name of a book or the author/designer that has written a book you are interested in, all you have to do is email Sandie Cockerill at or Mary […]


May Special Programs

May 5th Show and Tell The general meeting show and tell on Facebook went very well in April. We will repeat this for our May 5, 1 & 7 pm meetings. Lydia will make a post at 1 and at 7 on the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild Facebook page. Take a picture of what you have been working on UNFINISHED or finished, upload it along with a tell of what you are showing, in the comments. If you don’t know […]

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May President’s Message

What is Block to Raffle? It is a way to have a chance at having enough blocks to make a quilt that you only have to sew a couple blocks. There are usually 4-5 done each year. The Block to Raffle chair, Vicki Hamilton, chooses a block. It might be a typical pieced block, something seasonal, paper pieced, maybe a little applique. She then finds a background fabric or sometimes a specific fabric to include in the design. She kits […]

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