Category Archives: Quilt Show News

2018 Quilt Show Challenge


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The 2018 MVQG Quilt Show Challenge will focus on the theme of Sun, Moon, and/or Stars in a quilt piece. Traditional, modern, or art techniques can be employed. No size requirement. Quilt must tie in to any one, or two, or all three aspects of the theme.

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Ribbon Winners


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A big THANK YOU to all MVQG members who entered quilts in the show. They are all beautiful works of art. To download a printable list of ribbon winners click here.  

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Judging Comment Sheets


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For JUDGED Quilt Show Entries: Please compare the entry number on your comment sheet(s) to the entry number on the blue hang tag or your registration form and verify that the comment sheets you received are actually yours. We have had a few reports of sheets inadvertently placed in incorrect envelopes.  If you have someone else’s comment sheet, please contact Faye Kunz (563)323-3593.  

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Thank You!


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Thanks to everyone who attended the 2016 Great River Quilt Show! Thanks, too, to all of the MVQG volunteers, family members and friends who worked to make this show possible. It takes the efforts of many to put on the show – we can’t do it without you! More thanks to:    

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Free Advertising for MVQG Members at the Show


There will be a free advertising sign board available for MVQG members at the show near the entry door. If you are a longarmer, sew on bindings, etc you can advertise your quilting services. Please bring business cards to pin on the board. Questions? Please contact Dawn Thompson.

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Show Stand Set Up / Tear Down Details


MVQG Volunteers – please note: The group setting up the stands will need the following equipment: Questions? Please contact Clayton Peterson.    

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Details for Quilt Drop-off and Quilt Pickup


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ATTENTION Quilt Show Entrants: please read the following directions for dropping off and picking up your quilt entries for the 2016 Great River Quilt Show. Click here to download a printable copy of this information. Quilt Drop-Off Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Keppy Hall (4-H Building) Mississippi Valley Fair Grounds 7:00 – a.m. to 9:00 a.m. NO JUDGED QUILTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:00 A.M. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON. If you can’t drop them off yourself, have […]

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Quilt Show Boutique Update


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The Quit Show Boutique is rapidly approaching. Members who are making items for the Quit Show Boutique need to fill out a form listing the items they are selling. If you don’t have your form, please email Lydia so she can send it to you. Boutique drop-off is Thursday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 2016 Boutique Committee Pauline Hartung Lydia Hoelle

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Sign Up to Volunteer at the Quilt Show Today!


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We still have lots of volunteer slots available at the upcoming Quilt Show. Many of these are sit-down type of jobs. And by volunteering, you will not have to pay admission to the Show. Free admission also applies to those family and friends you coax into helping! Please remember to sign in before your shift and sign out at the end of your shift at the Volunteer Table (near the front door of the show, near Admissions). The Volunteer Table will […]

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Hanging Sleeve Directions


Remember to attach a hanging sleeve to your quilts, especially larger ones. Instructions are, “Construct a tube from a 10” wide piece of fabric (does not have to match backing) that is 5” less than the width of the quilt. Machine hem the 10” sides, then sew a ¼” seam along the long edge, WRONG sides together. Press, centering the long seam. Firmly baste the top and bottom edges of the sleeve to the back of the quilt, approx. 2” […]

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