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December Tea and Annual Meeting

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Our annual meeting is Saturday, December 1st at 9:00 AM at our usual location, West Des Moines Christian Church. We will meet in the fellowship hall. (This replaces the evening meetings for November and December) Details of the Event: • Please bring treats to share if your last name begins with M to Z. • This is the time to […]

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2018 Quilt Show Wrap Up

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Our sparkle was dazzling and radiant at the 2018 Quilt Show! Thank you if you entered a quilt; Thank you for your quilts in our Special Exhibits; Thank you to all the volunteers; Thank you to our sponsors and vendors; Thank you to all the attendees; and especially, a huge Thank You to our Quilt Show Committee! It takes many […]

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Quilts of Valor Presentation

Dear Guild Members, To everyone who participated in the Quilt of Valor display and presentations, the entire Quilt Show committee wishes to thank you. You really helped us shine. We had over 100 quilts both hanging for display and presented during the show. We enjoyed meeting the recipients and their families and hearing a tiny part about their service to […]

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Call for Christmas Tree Ornaments

This year the guild is decorating a tree for the Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees and Lights.  We would like the ornaments to be predominately RED, WHITE and NEUTRALS to allow them to pop off the green tree but all ornaments are welcome, appreciated and will be used.  We are also looking for red and white string scraps for […]

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2018 Raffle Quilt

Our raffle quilt is done! Thank you to all that worked on this spectacular quilt. Our theme “Watch us Shine” shows through on every stitch of this quilt.

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2017 President’s Challenge Winners

Thank you to all who entered the “Pretty Pink Petals” presidents challenge. So many entries and each and every one was beautiful! We sure have amazing talent in this guild. The 8 quilts receiving the most votes are shown below. I will enter these into the AQS Ultimate Guild Presidents Challenge. – Nan Earll, 2017 Guild president

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Recipients of State Fair Sew-In Quilts

Some of the quilts that were made during the Iowa State Fair Sew-In were given to children during Adoption Saturday at the Polk County Courthouse yesterday. What a wonderful event to see families forged. These quilts will be loved and cherished as these families continue building their lives together. – Jill Reber, Education Outreach Co-Chair Visit this page for more […]

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Blue Ribbon Quilts

If you weren’t able to make it to the show or you would really like to walk down those aisles of inspiration one more time, here’s your chance to review the blue ribbon quilts of DMAQG 2017!! Please enjoy this slideshow of the winning quilts. To see it full screen (recommended!), click the image area, then the four arrow icon […]

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2017 Quilt Show Ribbon Winners

SPECIAL AWARDS: Best of Show-Bed: 3016J Patricia Johnson Majestic Garden Best of Show-Wall/Other: 3182J Martha Klatt Stepping Stones Best Hand Quilting: 3131J Gwen Blass Jacobean Beauty Best Home Machine Quilting: 3145J Eva Marie Evans White Kelp Quilt Best Long-Arm/Mid-Arm Quilting Machine: 3016J Patricia Johnson Majestic Garden Judge’s Choice: 3146J Eva Marie Evans Always Darkest Before the Dawn     2017 […]

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August Charity Auction

The Annual Charity Auction on August 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Over the last few years, our event has raised over $100,000 for LOCAL charitable efforts.  All the money raised goes directly to a designated charity in the greater Des Moines area.   The three charities we have chosen to focus on are American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association and American Cancer Society.   […]

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