After much deliberation and consideration by the Quilt Show Committee and the Board of Directors, the 2020 Great River Quilt Show scheduled for September was been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are already planning and looking forward to seeing you visit the 2022 quilt show.
The Second-Hand Treasures sale, which is usually held during the quilt show, was
September 18-19, 2020, from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at two locations, in Davenport and Rock Island.
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended the sales and to the Guild members (and spouses) who donated items, helped set-up and price all sale items and and kept things moving. You are all appreciated.
The drawing for the raffle quilt was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19th and the winner has already been contacted.
Scroll down to the next section to read what types of items were donated to 2018 Great River Quilt Show.
Did you know we host the Great River Quilt Show bi-annually? It's an exciting and educational event which the Guild is abuzz with activity preparing for every two years. The beautiful Stargazer quilt (by Nancy Rink designs) in the photo to the left was pieced, longarmed and bound by Guild members and is the 2020 Raffle Quilt. Scroll down to see more information about the raffle quilt. **NOTE: Even though this year's show is cancelled, you may still purchase raffle tickets from Dawn Thompson until the originally-scheduled date of the show. **
Beulah Spaulding was the featured quilter at the 2020 Great River Quilt Show and presented a trunk show at the Sept. 1st general member meeting.
Did you know there's a secret to hanging all those quilts up at the quilt show? Yup...you guessed it, in order to have something to hang the quilts on to, quilt makers sew a tube of fabric (like a sleeve) on the back of the quilt, just below the top of the quilt, and like magic, it slides over the tubes we use to hang 400+ quilts at the show, never to be seen by the patrons of the show! Whew! Not only does that take a lot of woman/manpower, click here or scroll down to the Miscellaneous Files section for the directions to make an easy-peasy hanging sleeve.
The raffle quilt for the 2020 show is Stargazer by Nancy Rink Designs
The winner of the raffle quilt was drawn at the Second-hand treasures sale and has been notified. Congratulations!
Piecers: Judy L. Nelson, Cindy Hoste, Suzi Dale, Susie Goodley, Gloria Kloos, Mary Korrect, Bev Hoy, Carol Brooks
Applique by: Marlis Beechamp.
Quilted by: Cathy Jarvis
Did you know we feature an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser at our quilt show who may appraise your quilt? An appraisal is a “hands on” examination of the quilt. Quilt appraisals can range from a family heirloom, to an acquired vintage quilt, to a quilt that has special meaning for the owner.
Click here, or scroll down, to learn additional information about the 2020 quilt show Appraiser and fees.
MVQG members, vendors and other donors provide items to to the Guild from which we create both beautiful and useful gift baskets.
Raffle tickets may be purchased during the quilt show and folks, they are chock full of items, gadgets and products that you'll be near giddy from excitement when you learn you've won the one you purchased tickets for.
MVQG members donated hand-made items that were auctioned at the 2018 Great River Quilt Show. The auction included purses, table runners, Christmas tree skirts, small quilts and other small items.
Proceeds from the Small Quilt and Related Items Auction have been distributed to groups and organizations such as Churches United for Winnie's Place, Quilts of Valor, Quillows (of MVQG), Riverbend Food Bank and others.
MVQG members cleaned out their sewing rooms and craft supplies and donated the items to the guild. There was a chance to purchase these treasures in the Second-Hand Treasures booth at the 2018 Great River Quilt Show and it was a quilter’s dream garage sale! There were quilt magazines, quilt books, fabric, quilt patterns, quilt making tools, thread, orphan quilt blocks, and quilt tops. Non-quilted items included vintage linens, scrapbooking supplies, cross-stitch and embroidery supplies, trims, yarns and much more. All items were garage-sale priced to sell. Plan to visit Second-Hand Treasures at the next Great River Quilt Show!
The MVQG provides many demonstrations during its quilt show. For instance, do you know what bed turning is? Well...since we're about educating...bed turning is a mini quilt-history program. Vintage and newer quilts are layered on a bed. The story of the top quilt is told and when the speaker is done, the quilt is folded back to reveal the next quilt and so on until all of the stories have been told. As many folks know, every quilt truly has a story.
Demonstrations may also include: paper piecing, needle felting, beading on fabric, raw edge applique and the possibilities are endless. Isn't that exciting? Click here or scroll down to download/view the demonstrations that had been planned for the 2020 quilt show.