You may register for Workshops starting at the December Tea. Print the pdf registration form, fill it out and have your check ready to turn in at the tea if you want to guarantee your spot!  If you can’t make it to the tea, you can mail your registration.

January 2018: Kay Capps Cross

Wednesday, January 24, 2018: “Who Said Foundation-piecing Wasn’t Fun”

It just looks more precise – it doesn’t have to be high tension! We’ll take a look at foundation piecing in a “no stress” light. “Not enough fabric there?” ‘Oops?” Goofs become ‘opportunities’ and learning tools as we apply thoroughly acceptable band-aids as needed to create beautiful blocks.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus Pattern

Thursday, January 25, 2018: “Pass the Pimento, Please!”

This fun new technique will have you sewing wildly while relaxing and enjoying the social element in quilting. No thinking allowed and the quilt will virtually create itself!
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $10 Pattern

February 2018:
 Mark Sherman

Wednesday February 28, 2018: “ReMarkable Hand Applique by Machine”

Mark developed this technique he will teach in this class. The stitches are perfect. The applique edges are turned. A hundred years from now my appliques will still hold up and be looking Remarkable.

Mark designed a Remarkable butterfly for students which will be part of a mandatory kit. The kit includes all of the essential supplies to do the applique method. There are additional products which you will be welcome to borrow and try out at the workshop. If you like these additional products you may choose to purchase your own.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $50 Kit

March 2018
: Bonnie Hunter

Wednesday, March 28, 2018: “Wonky Wishes”

Quilt a scraptastic rainbow of colorful stars! Put those precious scraps to work for you with a dazzling quilt pattern. Sew a field of wonky stars atop colorful scrappy squares and low-volume, string-pieced sashing. Easy rotary cutting and simple patchwork make this pattern ideal for beginners, with pressing tips for perfect results! Let your imagination run wild with fabric and color placement as you play with light and dark values. And remember, if the fabric is still ugly, you just didn’t cut it small enough!
Quilt with all of your scraps! Pair wonky star blocks with string-pieced sashing for a kaleidoscopic effect. Slice and sew—no templates required! Includes pressing tips for picture-perfect piecing
Wonky Wishes Class Supply List –
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $65 Plus $10 Pattern Packet Required

Thursday, March 29, 2018: “Blue Ridge Beauty”

Have you always wanted to make a scrappy two color quilt? Now is the time! This is a great class for pulling scraps and fabrics in 2 specific complimentary colors. Red/White, Black/White, Blue/Cream, Pink/Brown, Blue/Yellow….any two colors that contrast with each other! This is also a great class for learning to use the Easy Angle Ruler if so desired. I love this ruler, and use it for all my 1/2 square triangle needs. This quilt has 1/2 square triangles that finish at 3″, and if you have a method/ruler that you love, be it thangles, triangles on a roll, rulers, or the old fashioned way of “adding 7/8” to the finished measurement”….we will go through all different ways to find the perfect triangle method that works for the way YOU sew! Extra Bonus Fun….this block can be laid out in ANY log-cabin-style layout…come up with a layout that is uniquely YOU for a quilt that looks different than anyone elses!
Blue Ridge Beauty Class Supply List –
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $65 Plus Leaders and Enders Book Required

April 2018: Linda Hahn

Wednesday, April 25, 2018: “New York Beauty Simplfied”

Workshop from the AQS Award Winning Best Seller book of the same name.  Learn how to make spectacular NY Beauty blocks using just ONE PIN!  Students will learn Linda’s technique and be able to choose the layout they wish to use.  We’ll cover a really easy way to quickly paper piece the arcs (“crown”), as well as quilting options for the New York Beauty.
Required Kit – includes 20 sheets of foundation paper (that can be left in the quilt), custom made acrylic templates and a reuseable paper piecing stencil.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $22 Kit

Thursday, April 26, 2018: “Rock that Block – Juicy Lucy
One Block – 12 different ways!”

This class is designed to give students permission to play!
They will learn how to divide a block into sections and calculate the size of the pieces using simple Quilter’s Math.  Then we will explore how merely changing a color or rotating a patch a quarter turn can change the dynamics of the block.
Linda will also share some quilts that can be made using one or a combination of the block from the Sampler that create awesome secondary patterns!
Tons of design possibilities!
Teaches piecing, Quilter’s Math, color and design – all in one workshop.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $10 Pattern

May 2018: Linda Poole

Wednesday, May 23, 2018: “Color Me Beautiful”

Learn to color, blend, shade, outline, and paint a whimsical watercolor painted butterfly. Linda’s technique eliminates stitching many pieces together. Instead, you create one piece to appliqué.  Linda teaches you to make designer bias tape for your oval.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $36 Kit

Thursday, May 24, 2018 : “Kissed by the Moon” – Working with Ink pencils, Inks & More

Linda teaches you her techniques for working with inks, ink pencils, and ink blocks. Learn how to paint, blend and shade your sun and moon, while adding some whimsical doodling, to make it your own signature masterpiece!
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $38 Kit

June, 2018: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: “Double Wedding Ring Pillow”

This class focuses on taking the fear out of making a Double wedding ring quilt! Let Victoria’s obsession with DWR’s become yours! Learn the tricks for success in her class, find out that they really are not difficult to make. Learn your curves, build patience and confidence,and how to pin for results! Everything you need to know can be made by making one ring of a DWR!
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $75 Plus $35 Template Fee Required and Optional $25 Precut Fabric Kit

Thursday, Thursday, June 28, 2018: “*Thunder Struck Class”

Hexagons can be FUN on the machine to piece! With Victoria’s templates, come ready to design a fun unique quilt with many possibilities in design! Learn those Y seams, (or not! can also be joined with NO Y seams!  *gasp!) Build your decision-making skills and have FUN opening up a greater palette of techniques for your quilters tool box! Bring a wide range of fabrics for maximum design potential!
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $75 Plus $15 Small Diamond Template Kit

July 2018: Cheryl Sleboda

Wednesday, July 25, 2018: “Cartooning for Quilters”

Learn how to draw your own cartoon-y faces and objects and learn how to turn them into quilt blocks!  You’ll see that anyone can draw with a little practice.  In this full day class, we will spend the first half drawing and learning the basics of cartooning and the second half of the class turning your cartoon into a fabric block.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $18 Kit

Thursday, July 26: “Experiments in Dimensional Sewing”

Learn unique techniques that will enhance your next quilt! These vintage sewing techniques will raise the surface of your quilt and truly impress. We’ll learn heirloom smocking techniques, tucking, ruching, and lots of other fabric manipulations, and then we’ll cover how to put it into a block in your next quilt. Whether you are a traditional, contemporary, art, or modern quilter, you can add a cutting edge, yet classic, look to your next project.  Great for beginners and experienced sewists. You can choose classwork that is done without a machine.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $25 Kit (you will also need a double needle for class)

October 2018: Missie Carpenter

Wednesday, October 24, 2018: “English Paper Piecing With Starch Basting and More!”

This workshop is a full day of many tips and tricks to sew and baste using Missie’s English 
Paper Piecing basting method. We begin with learning starch basting and I offer to demonstrate other basting techniques if the students want to 
see them. The project for this workshop is a small quilt.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus $5 Kit

Thursday, October 25: “Layered Wool and Cotton Appliqué”

This workshop teaches layering cotton and wool applique.  The students will learn two stitch options and several options of wool and cotton appliqué will be discussed and taught. 
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $50 Plus Optional Kits


All meetings and workshops will be held at the West Des Moines Christian Church at 4501 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. To get there from Interstate 35, exit at Mills Civic Parkway, exit 70. Turn east onto Mills Civic Parkway and drive about 0.9 mile. The West Des Moines Christian Church will be on the north side of Mills Civic Parkway. Meetings are in the Sanctuary in Building 2 and workshops are in Building 3 (Closest to PrairieLife).


Registration will open at the December Tea, then here online.


  1. Registrations paid for at the time of registration are placed on the paid/confirmed list.
  2. Registrations not accompanied by payment are not confirmed and are put on a waiting list, subject to available space at time of payment. Once payment is received, if space is still available, class registration is confirmed. No one will be considered registered for a class until payment is received. Once a class is full, those on the waiting list need not make payment until space becomes available.
  3. 30 days prior to a class, any vacancies become available to non-guild members at an additional fee of $10 per full-day class or $5 per half-day class.
  4. Payment is refundable if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the day of the workshop.
  5. One check may be made out to DMAQG for all workshops chosen.
  6. *Some classes have additional fees, payable to the instructor, on the day of class.
  7. All classes will be held at the West Des Moines Christian Church, Building #3, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines.

Program chair:  Susan Callison  515-450-6201

Mail Registration Forms to:  Susan Callison, 4711 94th Pl, Urbandale, Iowa 50322