Category Archives: Blog

Skill Builder Workshops


SKILL BUILDER WORKSHOPS EASY PEAZY JACOBS LADDER-January 26, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Guild member Peggy Fierst will be teaching us her Easy Peazy way of doing the “Jacobs Ladder” Quilt Block. The workshop class fee of $15.00 is payable to Peggy Fierst. This class will be held at the Butterworth Education Center, 701 12th Ave., Moline IL from 9am to 3pm. Lunch will be available at this class for a $5.00 donation. Openings still exist for this class, […]

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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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February Program


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February 5: Charity Sew-In. Come to Guild prepared and ready to work on charity quilts, sowing the seeds of generosity within the community. The Charity Quilt Group has chosen the disappearing 9-patch quilt in various sizes — Baby 36″ X 40″, Twin 63″ X 87″, Double 80″ X 95″, Adult day care 55″ X 65.” This pattern is a simple sew and adaptable to the various size requirements. This is a perfect opportunity for you to rid your stash of […]

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Presidents September Message


My last President’s message! Thank you for a wonderful two years. Despite my initial trepidation, I have enjoyed myself immensely. You are a wonderful group of people!! As my final act as President, I have taken it upon myself to re-number the newsletters. It occurred to me the other day (middle of the night, of course), that the Guild has been in existence for 35 years, yet we are at issue 44??? of the newsletter. Clearly we have gotten off […]

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Block To Raffle


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  BLOCK TO RAFFLE The block to raffle square is broken dishes. Kits are $1 for 2 blocks. Kits will be sold at the February meeting & distributed March meeting. Thanks Vicki Hamilton      

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September Reveal of the Sunflower Challenge


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    The September reveal of the Sunflower Challenge was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who shared their creativity with us! Sandie Cockerill won 1st place, Cindy Hoste was 2nd, Linda Klyman was awarded 3rd place after a drawing to break a 3 -way tie with herself and Wendy Christofel. Packets of sunflower seeds were given to randomly drawn contestants as a reward for their fantastic work. Mary Korrect    

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