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President’s Quilt


Elaine Giesecke P O Box , Rapids City, IL 61278 More blocks are needed for the President’s Quilt. Due to the cancellation of our meetings, members have not been able to turn in blocks. Blocks can be mailed to me at the address above. Place your block inside a greeting card – possibly one of those unsolicited free cards you have. And send it first class with just a stamp. Full directions are below. Please, Please DO NOT trim the […]

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June President’s Message


Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild has an extensive library of more than 900 books. If you are trying to learn a technique, find a pattern that you would like to try out, read about history, and other wonderful reads, we probably have a book to fit the need. If you know the name of a book or the author/designer that has written a book you are interested in, all you have to do is email Sandie Cockerill at mike-sandie@att.net or Mary […]

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May President’s Message


What is Block to Raffle? It is a way to have a chance at having enough blocks to make a quilt that you only have to sew a couple blocks. There are usually 4-5 done each year. The Block to Raffle chair, Vicki Hamilton, chooses a block. It might be a typical pieced block, something seasonal, paper pieced, maybe a little applique. She then finds a background fabric or sometimes a specific fabric to include in the design. She kits […]

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February 2020 President’s Message


Besides arranging exhibits, the Community Education Committee also finds venues that we can demonstrate quilting techniques to the public. This is a fun way to connect to the community. We have had demonstrations at the Figge Art Museum, libraries, Freighthouse Farmers Market, The Great River Quilt Show, Mississippi Valley Fair, and others. Doing demonstrations for the public, is a way to Let them know quilting is not a lost art. Teach someone a little technique that lets them know it […]

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