Small Groups

Small groups are the modern day equivalent of the old fashioned quilting bee.

Many small groups have formed as a result of friendships made through the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild. Small groups range in size from 2 to 25 members. Some groups have been meeting for several years, others are just forming. These groups establish regular meeting times and often meet in one another’s homes or a restaurant, library, church or community center. Small groups may study a common theme, participate in exchanges and/or round robins, take shopping trips, visit quilt shows, take retreats, volunteer in guild and community projects and participate in a variety of other planned activities.

This area of the website will be used to identify the small groups that are active within our guild.

If you are interested in joining an existing or newly forming small group, please fill out this form to help us match you with a group: Individual Seeking Small Group Form

We ask that all small groups fill out this form to help us maintain contact between your group and the guild as a whole: Small Group Form

As Vice President, Joyce Moore has been helping new members find small groups. If you are interested in joining a small group, she maintains a list of all small groups currently open to new members. Please contact Joyce for the list and consider joining a group!


Known small groups within our guild:

Artsie Fartsie
Binding Sisters
Bitsy Chicks
Bitty Bees
Bold N Batty
Empty Spools
Errloom Quilters
In Stitches
Itch ‘n To Stitch
KB’s
Laundry Baskets
Legendary Ladies
Loose Threads
Material Girls
Modern Quilt
Monday Basket Quilters
Nine Patch Quilters
Patchwork Pals
Peddle Pushers
Pin Pals
Rather Bee Quilters
Rotary Cut-Ups
Rotary Strippers
Rowdie Rippers
Sacred Heart Quilters
Seams Sew Easy
Sew Be It
Sew N’ Sews
Sew Nuts
Sew Sew Joyful
Sew What
Southside Quilters
Stitchin’ B’s
Tangled Threads
The Applique Group (TAG)
The Drake Quilters
Thread Bears
Three Sisters
Tuesday Morning Cut-Ups
Twisted Sisters
Waukee Needles and Threads

Updated June 2015