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President’s March Message


There is so much happening in March. Don’t miss out on any of the additional activities to meet other quilters and make new friends. Join us at one or more of the events. Our general meeting is March 5 with 2 great historical presentations with Becky Wright. A time to learn. Retreat is the 6th-10th. A wonderful time to get to know each other. Make sure to call Sue Kirk sue-kirk21@yahoo.com or Mary Pement Marpem49@gmail.com (309) 797-6367 if you haven’t […]

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Farm Fiber Fun 2019


May 16-21, 2019 A time to get together with others and learn new fibery techniques. Especially anything messy such as dying fabrics with many techniques, mono printing with gelli plates or glass base, stamping, etc. Also things such as felting, tatting, sculpting features for fiber figures, wool, and weaving. Schedule and information when you click Farm Fiber Fun 2019. Farm Fiber Fun needs: Coffee Cans (plastic) 1.8 lbs. size

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President’s February Message


The MVQG Spring Retreat is coming fast. I started going 6-7 years ago and have only missed one since then. It is a time to get away from all the things in life that we have pulling us away from sewing every day …….cleaning, cooking every meal, responsibili-ties to others, meetings, yard work…you get it. It was a little scary my first time because I didn’t really know anyone except 1 person. What was I getting myself into? I took […]

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New Historical Quilt Books


BOOKS OF INTEREST The Historical Interest committee is delighted to tell you of the 2 new books in the library. Both are written by my 3rd favorite Quilt Historian, Sue Reich. Reich is a superb researcher. In World War I the pictures of quilts are not what we would call patriotic. Chapter one is “Quilting through the 1910s.” From Crazies to redwork to tobacco silks are covered. Pictures of antique fabrics and a page for the Sears catalog and the […]

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President’s January Message


Admittedly, this is the first time I attended the Charity Group. It was an amazing experience. Lots to do, hustle, bustle and conversation. There were multiple stations set up including piecing tops, piecing backs, finding backs to be pieced, sandwiching layers, running the tying thread, and tying the quilts. Each person was working diligently toward the goal of a finished quilt. Once they are tied they go home with someone to be bound and returned to the general meeting or […]

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2019 Programs and Classes


June 4:  Idaho quilter, Sandy Turner, is a National Quilt Association Certified Teacher who was selected as the NQA Certified Teacher of the year in 2004.  Her quilting niche is combining pictorial fabrics – for example, large prints, landscape prints, or floral prints – with traditional quilt patterns. Sandy will teach two different classes prior to our Guild meeting that will assist us in learning unique ways to incorporate big prints into our quilt projects. Space is still available in […]

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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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Skill Builder Workshops


SKILL BUILDER WORKSHOPS May 18, 2019—FLOATING TILES Here’s your chance to use those scraps! See the photo in our March newsletter of a beautiful quilt that Jane Darin calls “Floating Tiles”. Jane will teach us how to make this beauty on May 18th at a Skill Builder Workshop. Due to the popularity of this class, a second class is scheduled for September. The class fee is only $15.00. Full information and sign-up is available in the “L” during Guild meetings. […]

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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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