Category Archives: President’s Message

July President’s Message


The Habitat For Humanity builds houses in Scott and Rock Island Counties. We help with these homes by donating 1-2 quilts per home. JoAnn Pilgrim is the chairperson for this noble cause. She has fabrics and kits for anyone who would like to make a quilt. You can also donate a quilt you have made and don’t have a place for it to go. After the tops are pieced, she needs longarmers to quilt them and people to bind them. […]

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June President’s Message


Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild has an extensive library of more than 900 books. If you are trying to learn a technique, find a pattern that you would like to try out, read about history, and other wonderful reads, we probably have a book to fit the need. If you know the name of a book or the author/designer that has written a book you are interested in, all you have to do is email Sandie Cockerill at mike-sandie@att.net or Mary […]

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May President’s Message


What is Block to Raffle? It is a way to have a chance at having enough blocks to make a quilt that you only have to sew a couple blocks. There are usually 4-5 done each year. The Block to Raffle chair, Vicki Hamilton, chooses a block. It might be a typical pieced block, something seasonal, paper pieced, maybe a little applique. She then finds a background fabric or sometimes a specific fabric to include in the design. She kits […]

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April President’s Message


The Program committee does a fabulous job in getting everything and everyone organized for our general meetings. They have the responsibility of finding a variety of speakers to come to our meetings to give lectures and classes. Those speakers have a national and many times an international reputation for their techniques, lectures and classes. When one comes here we have 1-3 classes offered. The committee chooses what they think will hold the most interest for our membership from the list […]

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February 2020 President’s Message


Besides arranging exhibits, the Community Education Committee also finds venues that we can demonstrate quilting techniques to the public. This is a fun way to connect to the community. We have had demonstrations at the Figge Art Museum, libraries, Freighthouse Farmers Market, The Great River Quilt Show, Mississippi Valley Fair, and others. Doing demonstrations for the public, is a way to Let them know quilting is not a lost art. Teach someone a little technique that lets them know it […]

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