Category Archives: Quilt Show News

Raffle Basket Help Needed


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We have received many great donations from local businesses thanks to Jan Carpenter. Now we can use your help. We need items to put into theme baskets to go with the donated items. We has tickets to Sesame Street Live and could use items to make a children’s basket. We have several hvac system check ups, car tune ups, bike tune up, and need items to make theme baskets . We need items to put with 2 Keurig coffee makers, […]

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Small Quilt Auction Items Needed


Time is getting short to consider a donation of one or more items to the “Small Quilt and Related Items” Committee for the September Quilt Show. Proceeds from our 2018 auction will go to Winnie’s Place (sheltering abused women and their children on both sides of the river), Quilts of Valor, and the MVQG “Quillows” Committee. Justin Klindt will be our volunteer auctioneer this year and times have been set for 2:00 PM on Friday, the 21st and 1:00 PM […]

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Quilt Registration


The online quilt registration process is new (and simpler) this year. To clarify and, hopefully, answer some questions, this article takes you through the steps of registering your entry for the Quilt Show. You should all have received an email with the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild header and the subject line would have said “official registration form 2018”. The email was sent out July 2. If you didn’t get one, you should do one of two things: (1) check your […]

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Request to Feed the Masses


Guild members: Wednesday September 19th and Thursday, September 20th Volunteers will be setting up for our bi-annual Quilt show in the Expo Building at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. We will be in need of donations of luncheon foods and snacks to feed these hard working volunteers. Donuts, coffee cake, fruit, vegetables, luncheon meat, cheese, bread, crackers, chips, dip, etc. would be appreciated! If you are not using a disposable dish, please clearly put your name on the dish. The Guild […]

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Quilt Pick-up Saturday, September 22, 2018


All members who are submitting quilts for display during the show will need to pick up a number and sign up for order of disbursement. I will be at a table near the entrance of the building from 2:00pm-3:00pm on Saturday September 22. Quilt pick-up will begin at 4:30pm and end at 6:00.  Please bring your registration and number. If someone other than yourself is picking up your quilt they must have the two items. We will work very hard […]

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Quilt Show Demonstrations


We are approaching the demonstrations as a community outreach section of the quilt show. When asking for demonstrators, I am asking for demos geared toward the public, not our own members. Very easy techniques are welcome. We will have two sections in the demo area. 1. We are going to have an area that anyone can come sew on a sewing machine including a try on a treadle machine. The end result being a charity quilt. In this area we […]

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2018 Quilt Show Registration


Registration begins at the July Guild Meeting. If you need help with online registration, we will have laptops available at the meeting. Paper entry forms will also be available for those who can’t or don’t wish to enter online. The database that gathers all the entry information when you register online produces a spreadsheet that we will use to sort and extract whatever reports are needed. To facilitate the correct sorting of this information, there are some formatting issues you […]

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Raffle Ticket Sales


A reminder that ticket drawing stubs and money can be turned in at Guild meetings. If you need more tickets, please contact either Sandy or me and we’ll get them to you. Expressions in Thread in LeClaire has again invited the Guild to sell raffle quilt tickets at their annual sale on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 2018. The sale will be held only in the store (in previous years it was held in the LeClaire Community Center) […]

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Quilt Registration for 2018 Show


Registration begins at the July Guild Meeting. If you need help with online registration, we will have laptops available at the meeting. Paper entry forms will also be available for those who can’t or don’t wish to enter online. The database which gathers all the entry information when you register online produces a spreadsheet that we will use to sort and extract whatever reports are needed. To facilitate the correct sorting of this information, there are some formatting issues you […]

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Things to Do Before the Quilt Show


1. Start/continue bringing items to Guild meeting for Second Hand Treasures. 2. Finish your quilt entries including putting a sleeve on it. If your quilt is more than 90 inches long, put your sleeve on 90″ from the bottom. There are instructions in the newsletter and on the website. 3. Measure your quilt before sending it to the quilter because you will need the size for your entry registration. 4. Think about making a pinwheel Christmas ornament to donate for […]

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