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The Great River Quilt Show is held bi-annually. Quilts are judged by NACQJ certified judges and ribbons are awarded in many categories.
The quilt show is an amazing event showcasing many talents of quiltmakers and fiber artists. This educational event includes demonstrations, charity auctions, raffle opportunities, second hand treasures, and vendors. Eye Candy for the soul everywhere.
Attendance is open to the public but only MVQG members may enter quilts in the show. (Refer to the About Us webpage, which has a member application at the bottom of the page.)
Scroll down and click/tap on the file below to view the 2022 Great River Quilt Show participants and ribbon winners. Scroll further for additional information on activities available at the show.
Below is the MVQG 2022 Great River Quilt Show book and the list of Ribbon Winners. The show book is your reference for everything you'll want to know while attending, such as quilt show etiquette, show committee members, NACQJ (certified judges), Quilt Appraiser, Raffle Basket donors, Demonstrations (types and times), Charity Sew-In (all day), Quilt Show Categories and list of entries/entrants, thank you's, and vendors. Whew!
Misprint in the show book states there are 200 show quilt entries but there are almost 500!
MVQG Great River Quilt Show Raffle Quilt
The MVQG creates a quilt that is raffled to one lucky winner during the quilt show. The photo above is only the center portion of the quilt, and folks, it is a stunner! It is "Ahmish With a Twist: Series 2: The Classics" by Nancy Rink. For folks who may not know, this quilt pattern was designed as a "Block-of-the-Month," which usually means it will take a piecer one year to complete the project as he/she cut and pieces specific blocks as outlined by the pattern designer's book.
Other photos will be sprinkled throughout the Website.
The quilt took 13 dedicated MVQG committee members to cut, piece, applique, hand work, quilt and bind. Whew!
The raffle quilt is revealed during the prior year's September Guild meeting with ticket sales beginning in January the year of the show. Members will have tickets available for purchase.
MVQG members, vendors and other donors provide items to the Guild from which we create both beautiful and useful gift baskets.
Raffle tickets may be purchased during the quilt show, The baskets are huge and are chock full of items, gadgets and products of interest to quilters and to non-quilters. With over 70 baskets, the chance of winning one is considerably better than the chance of picking winning numbers for a lottery ticket!
A Certified Quilt Appraiser will be at our quilt show. 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. Appraisals are useful for insurance purposes, for pricing a quilt for future sale, or a useful tool to prove the value of a quilt to disbelieving loved ones. These quilts are NOT Walmart rack items but works of art to be cherished for generations!
MVQG members have donated hand-made items to be auctioned at the 2022 Great River Quilt Show. The auctions include a variety of items including purses, table runners, small quilts and other small items. Auctions will be held on both Friday and Saturday.
All proceeds from the Small Quilt and Related Items Auction will be distributed to three local charities: Quilts of Valor, Pregnancy Resources, and One Eighty.
MVQG members (and other generous donors) cleaned out their sewing rooms and craft supplies and donated the items to the guild. These treasures will be available in the Second-Hand Treasures booth at the Great River Quilt Show. It is a quilter’s dream garage sale! There are quilt magazines, quilt books, fabric, quilt patterns, quilt making tools, thread, orphan quilt blocks, and quilt tops. Non-quilted items vintage linens, scrapbooking supplies, cross-stitch and embroidery supplies, trims, yarns and much more. All items are garage-sale priced to sell. Plan to visit Second-Hand Treasures at the 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?
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