President’s April Message

The Quilt Queens are a group of quilters who started out meeting the third Thursday each month at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 2363 W 3rd St, Daven-port. They were having so much fun they decided they wanted to meet two times a month. So they started meeting at the Eastern Branch of the Davenport Library the fourth Thursday of each month, too.

They laugh, talk, and of course, they sew. Many quilts have been sewn for family, friends, charity, dolls, and for their homes. Many other things have been sewn during these times besides quilts. Bags, wearables, art quilts, walker bags, even some knitting and crochet, to name a few.

Quilt Queens is like one big family. Members help each other when asked for in-put. There are members of all levels of quilting skill in this group, so there is some-one there that can help with most questions, design assistance, and sewing problems. Even the highly skilled quilters ask advice from others at times. Everyone eats their sack lunches together, celebrate birthdays, and bring food to share when the mood strikes. There is a holiday potluck in December with fantastic food.

Once a year the group meets on a fifth Thursday and sews doll quilts. Each year there is a challenge for anyone who wishes to participate. The challenges have been a wide variety over the years including a Round Robin, Paint Chip, Vintage Farm Girl, St. George’s Cross and the current one, a Row Quilt to include some applique and a star.

They didn’t see each other enough so the second Thursday each month, they meet at Village Inn near the I-74 bridge for breakfast. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun. Attending one of the sewing groups is a great way to meet other guild members.

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