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September Reveal of the Wine & Chocolate Challenge


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  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

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Monthly Meeting Minutes


CLICK HERE to access the latest monthly meeting minutes.

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Porch Party


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 […]

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Quilts of Valor Ceremony-November 3rd


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 petecc47@gmail.com. Our goal is 50 Dozen any variety. Thanks, Clayton C. Peterson

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UFO Challenge Update-September


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 […]

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September President’s Message


Welcome to a new year of quilting. We have a full year ahead of us. So many things to participate in. Our national speakers will be Linda Hahn in October, Christa Watson in April, and David Taylor in June, with each offering classes for you to learn new techniques. Quilt Queens, PinPals, and Fairmount Library Sit and Sew are sit and sews that are available to go to and meet new people and get help with projects. And the Fiber […]

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Quilts of Valor


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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 […]

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River Arts Center Quilt Display


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Come view our members’ quilts before its too late! 229 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732 Phone: (563) 243-3300 Hours: Gallery Open Wednesday Through Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm Opens to the public on June 19th – August 4th

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President’s Gift


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.

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August President’s Message


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 […]

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