Category Archives: President’s Message

Presidents May Message


35 Years in the Making On May 25, 1983, fifty very creative individuals got together and decided to create a Guild—a group of people who would get together to create beautiful quilts and help out the Quad Cities communities at the same time. On July 7, 1983, the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild was officially organized in the state of Iowa. While the Guild has evolved since its formation, with new ways to make quilts, more machine quilters now than hand quilters and opportunities to connect via the internet, many things also remain the same. Guild members […]

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President’s April Message


A huge thank you to Dixie Duckett and her awesome team for the fantastic program at the Bettendorf Library on March 17! It is so important to get the word out about our guild! The displays around the fireplace looked great, the demonstrators around the fireplace and upstairs garnered a lot of interest, and hopefully some young and old participants have acquired a new taste for quilting. A huge thank you also to the Fiber Arts Group for their demonstrations […]

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March 2018 President’s Message


                    Wow.  Going over my calendar, adding in all MVQG’s upcoming activities and my personal commitments, and it suddenly occurred to me — We are a short SIX months out from our 2018 Quilt Show!  Thank goodness I have Retreat and our sit & sews available or there’s no way I would be ready!  How about you?  Are you sitting on lots of finished quilts, just biding your time to register for the show?  Or are you like me, scrambling […]

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President’s February 2018 Message


CANCELLED! CANCELLED! CANCELLED! This month has been something else, hasn’t it? First we had to cancel the January 2nd guild meetings due to the extreme temperatures. I really stressed about that: Should we, should we not? Had I listened to my voicemail sooner, I would have known that the answer had been taken out of my hands because the church was closed! Get-a-Way cancelled the 3rd day of retreat on January 7th due to cold weather. The Quilt Show meeting […]

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January 2018 President’s Message


Welcome to 2018! I guess I’m getting old because that just sounds outrageous. It’s going to be a great one for everyone in the Guild. I can feel it in my bones!!! Remember to check before going to guild meetings or events when the weather is inclement. Cancellation notices of guild meetings will be posted on Facebook and emailed to members who have provided email information. The best thing (or only good thing in my opinion) about cold, snowy weather […]

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December President’s Message


I am writing this message two days before Thanksgiving. What an appropriate time to give thanks to all of you who participated in the Guild’s silent auction either by donating auction items or by bidding. Over $600 was raised through this effort. A local employer will match our donation up to $600 so our contribution to the American Red Cross will be over $1200! Several people have also contributed quilts that will be taken to Texas by Sue Halley, the […]

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November President’s Message


Busy, Busy, Busy! The days are sure flying by this month! Lots going on in the Guild — First off were our meetings on the 3rd with awesome presentations and classes with Rami Kim. Braiding was a challenge for me but fun! Next came our opportunity to show off our activities at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on October 15. Thanks to the Nova Singers for giving us this opportunity. We displayed samples of doll, Habitat, and Charity quilts, Quilts of […]

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MVQG President’s Annual Report


MVQG President’s Annual Report, September 2016 to August 2017 Under the leadership of Dawn Thompson, members of the MVQG put on a great quilt show Janice Johnson and Dawn Seaman did a wonderful job with Block to Raffle. (Obviously since I won blocks on two occasions!) Bev Hoy and Mary Beth Hansen offered members the opportunity to exchange fat quarters. This exchange replaced the 5” block exchange. It was my idea, and it was not popular and is being replaced […]

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President’s Message Party! Party!


Party! Party!  from Faye Kunz When good friends get together, it’s always party time! What better time to celebrate our 2016-17 year and kick off 2017-18 than the day after Labor Day? We are already in party mode so let’s keep it going! At the September combined meeting, we will thank all our outgoing Board and Committee Chairs and welcome our incoming volunteers. We will conduct a little business and we will party on! Come enjoy the company of members […]

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Presidents March Message


March President’s Message Taking advantage of opportunities can be a good thing or a bad thing.  The idiom “take advantage of” can either mean l) to put to good use; avail oneself of or 2) to make use of for selfish reasons; achieve a selfish goal by exploiting. (TheFreedictionary.com).  In the case of the Guild, both definitions can be very good!  Taking advantage of your Guild resources for both selfish and unselfish reasons results in a better Guild over all.  The […]

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