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Sandy Turner’s Presentation


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On June 4th we thoroughly enjoyed Sandy Turner’s presentations. Here are a few pictures from that day.

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Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group


The IA/IL Quilt study group will be taking a look of some of the earliest fabrics used in quilts. Fabric was so expensive that the designs were cut out and stitched. Come see and hear! Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group August 9 & 10, 2019 Friday workshop: 3-6 PM Chintz Columns & Calico Workshop registration $35 Saturday. Aug 10, 2019 Study topic: Chintz Birds Study Leader: Lori Triplett Registration $30 Kalona Quilt and Textile Museums Due: August 2, 2019 Send to: […]

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Quilt Hacks from the Hardware Store


Many members enjoyed seeing the display of quilting hacks from the hardware and dollar stores at this month’s guild meeting. Click below to access the list. Quilt Hacks from the Hardware Store

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National Quilting Month Display at the Figge Museum.


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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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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 September 21, 2019—FLOATING TILES Due to popularity, the next Skill Builder workshop will feature Jane Darin’s ” FLOATING TILES” class. What a beautiful project, and the perfect opportunity to use those scraps we have been saving! The next class is September 21st at the Butterworth Education Center 701-12th Ave. Moline from 9:00-3:00. Class fee is $15.00 payable to Jane. Lunch will be available for a suggested $5.00 donation. The class is full, but get your name on […]

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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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