Workshops

You may register for Workshops online with the button below. Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation to print and mail with your check. Your registration will be complete and your spot reserved once we receive your check.  If you’d rather, you may print the pdf registration form, fill it out and mail your check with that. Register early to save your spot!

 


March 2018
: Bonnie Hunter

www.quiltville.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2018: “Wonky Wishes”
CLASS FULL

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 – http://quiltville.com/pdf/WonkyWishesClassSupply1.pdf
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $65 Plus $10 Pattern Packet Required

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

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 – http://quiltville.com/pdf/blueridgebeautyclasslist.pdf
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $65 Plus Leaders and Enders Book Required


April 2018: Linda Hahn

www.froghollowdesigns.com

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

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 $25 Kit
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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
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May 2018: Linda Poole

www.lindampoole.com

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
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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
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June, 2018: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

www.vfwquilts.com

Monday, June 25, 2018: “Herringbone Quilt Pillow” New!

Have you ever wanted to make a quilt that makes your friends ask, “How did you do that?”Based on Victoria’s newest book, “Modern Quilt Magic”, this class will focus on the Herringbone pattern with a partial seam construction (this is not a French Braid!) Learn the construction skills to make dazzling quilts with interwoven movement and simple, graphic style. This is a great Scrap-buster! Create a piece that looks more complicated than it is. Build your skills with partial seams for a result that boggles the viewer’s mind – but not the maker’s!
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $75 Plus Optional Kit $25 (order by June 1)
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018: “Double Wedding Ring Pillow” CLASS FULL

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

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
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July 2018: Cheryl Sleboda

www.Muppin.com

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
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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)
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October 2018: Missie Carpenter

www.traditionalprimitives.com

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
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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
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WORKSHOP LOCATION

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).


 

WORKSHOP POLICIES

  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   susancallison7@gmail.com

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