Category Archives: Program / Lectures

August Program: Ilene Bartos


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Ilene Bartos is our lecturer/teacher for the August 1st Guild meetings. She has been working with fiber arts and quilting for almost 20 years, designing both traditional and art quilts. Ilene will present two different lectures. The 1:00 p.m. lecture will be “My Quilting Journey” –  a trunk show about how she went from traditional quilting to art quilting. The 7:00 p.m. lecture is “Borders, Sashings and More” – a trunk show with discussion about how to add interest to […]

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Upcoming Program and Classes in 2017


September: Joint Annual Meeting and Selvage Challenge Entries Due The September meeting is held in the evening at 7 p.m. there is no afternoon meeting in September.  All Selvage Challenge entries will be displayed for you to vote on your favorite. New officers will be installed. October: Rami Kim Rami Kim will be presenting three classes: 5th Dimension, Zinfandel Bag and Tum-bling Block. Signups will be ready at the August meeting. More information is available on-line on the first page […]

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July Meeting and Program


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    General Meeting Thursday, July 6 1:00 p.m. meeting is our summer picnic/potluck. 7:00 p.m. meeting will be snacks or desserts instead of the full meal. The entertainment will be for participants to bring their first-made quilt and their last-made quilt for show and tell. It will be fun to see how we have progressed.

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June Program with Deb Karasik


Deb Karasik will host a lecture and trunk show at the 1 and 7 p.m. meetings this month. Originally from San Francisco, Deb is now based in Durham, North Carolina. She has published books including Quilts With Attitude and Quilt Mavens Paper Piecing. Deb is currently quilting, teaching, and writing professionally. Her travels take her worldwide to share her passion for contemporary quilting, meeting new people and sharing her knowledge with quilters everywhere. June classes with Deb Karasik will be […]

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May Program with Donna Lee


May Program with Donna Lee Donna Lee is  modern quilt designer. She is co-founder of Bloomington-Normal Quilt Guild and past president. Modern quilting is her passion! Follow a pattern?…not Donna!. She would much rather do her own thing. As a retired teacher, she enthusiastically plans modern quilting classes to share with others. She has done just that for our guild, planning a quick quilt on which to experiment with modern quilting designs.   She is a mom to three grown children […]

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April Program


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  Carolyn Friedlander is a young, modern quilter, with her own fabric lines and fun, fresh new ideas. She will be teaching four half-day classes. The technique for each is paper piecing and is $20 per class or two classes for $35. All classes will be held at the Davenport Masonic Center, 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Davenport e will be teaching four half-day classes. The technique for each is paper piecing and is $20 per class or two classes for […]

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March Program 2017


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Our very own MVQG member, Carol Brooks, is our March Program on Tuesday, March 7th. She will judge quilts that she is seeing for the first time, explaining judging criteria as she goes. Carol’s love of quilting began in 1999. As she grew in skill and exposure, she became interested in the judging process, and this led her to the National Quilting Association’s judging program in 2007. She passed certification to become an NQA Certified Judge in 2010 and qualified to […]

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2016 UFO Winners


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Winners of the 2016 UFO Challenge were announced at the January evening meeting. 1st Place – Donna Lanman, her quilt Mariners Compass Medallion Storm at Sea. 2nd Place – Mary Doerder, her quilt Contour Applique Quilt. 3rd Place – Marybeth Oxenrider, her quilt Triple Four Patch. Congratulations to the winners and all who took up the Challenge.

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February Progam


Quilts of Valor Sew Day The February Guild program will be a sew-in lead by Terri Austin, Quilts of Valor coordinator.  Blocks have been cut and are ready to sew.  You may also bring additional fabrics and/or blocks previously constructed which you would like to contribute.   Sewing machines, cutting matts, irons, etc. will be needed for this project.  You might like to get together with friends and decide upon who will bring which items.  Come, join the fun, sew quilts […]

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UFO Program for January


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Join us at 1 and/or 7 p.m. and see the beautiful quilts completed for the UFO challenge. Nancy Jacobsen is the MC.  You will be voting on your favorites, and there will be prizes

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