Category Archives: Quilt Show News

2018 Quilt Show Auction

Now is the time to consider a donation of one or more items to the “Small Quilt and Related Items” Committee for our September Quilt Show. The Quilt Show Committee voted that 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 our own “Quillows” Committee. Donations of quality items for our two scheduled auctions can be turned in to Nancy Jacobsen or Lynn […]

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2018 Quilt Show Categories

CATEGORIES/ITEMS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BEST OF SHOW: 1700-Found and Finished 1910-Garments, 1920-Bags, Purses, Accessories 1800-3-Dimensional 2000-Miscellaneous 2100, 2200- All Challenges, including Sun, Moon & Stars 2300-Junior ALL OTHER CATEGORIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BEST OF SHOW. DEFINITIONS: Small Bed Quilt:  Lap to Full (under 80” wide and proportionate in length, i.e., at least 80” but may be longer) Large Bed Quilt:  Queen to King (over 80” wide and proportionate in length, i.e., at least 81” but may be longer) Solo:  Constructed, […]

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2018 Quilt Show

Are you willing to step up and be a committee member for the Quilt Show Committee? If so I have some opportunities for you to do so. Please contact Dawn Thompson via e-mail @ or call 563-349-1853 to volunteer. The following are open chair positions: Co Chair, Entries & Registration, Merchant Mall, Raffle Quilt Marketing and Show Book Volunteers.

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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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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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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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Quilt Show Photos

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By allowing your quilt(s) to be in the show, you are giving permission for photos to be taken of your quilt(s). These photos may be used by the Guild — for example, in a CD of the Show, in the 2016 Guild Photo Album, and/or on the Guild’s website or Facebook page and in the Guild newsletter or in any other manner deemed appropriate by the Guild Board of Directors.

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Thank You, RDA!

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A great big THANK YOU! to the Regional Development Authority for granting the MVQG funds to help with our 2016 Great River Quilt Show publicity. The money will be used to purchase yard signs, Quad City Times newspaper ads and a North Scott Press Bizzzy Bee ad.

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Visual Impact Award

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This ribbon will be awarded to the quilt the judge feels makes a bold visual impact. It need not be a previous ribbon winner but will come from the judged quilts. Carol Brooks 309.221.9697

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