Quilt Show

2016 Quilt Show: Our Quilted Gardens

Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Show
October 5-8, 2016
Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St, Des Moines IA

Our quilt show is a “Show within a Show” — Held in conjunction with American Quilter’s Society Quilt Week and Show. Our Quilted Gardens show includes approximately 400 member quilts, and around 100 quilts in our Silent Auction, a raffle quilt, several special exhibits including Treasured Quilts (a tribute to designer Ruby Short McKim), a “Quilted Gardens” guild challenge and a large display of quilts donated by members to a variety of local charities.

Visit www.quiltweek.com for details on the national show, along with registration information and a list of classes and lectures.

Show Hours

Wednesday, October 5 – Friday, October 7: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Show Admission

Daily Admission
AQS Members $11, Retail $14
2-Day Pass
AQS Members $20, Retail $25
Multi-Day Pass
AQS Members $25, Retail $30
Admission to the DMAQG Show is included free with admission into the AQS Show

Important Announcement

The close of the show is one hour earlier this year!! Please plan ahead to pick up your quilts at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Also, if you have volunteered to take down, arrive one hour earlier for your shift. (DMAQG Take down starts at 4 p.m., AQS Take down starts at 4:30 p.m.)
Thank you!!

Volunteers Needed!

We welcome all DMAQG members to sign up to Volunteer for the DMAQG/AQS Quilt show. It takes many hands to put on a quilt show of this caliber–so we encourage you to sign up early and often.

We have opportunities before, during and after the show. We have sit-down jobs, stand up jobs, behind the scene jobs, and jobs where you get to see the quilts up close and personal. You will receive free admittance to the show the day you volunteer. If you volunteer prior to the show, you can choose the day of free admittance. Should you have any questions about volunteering–please contact Janet Bergeron at Janetlbergeron@me.com.

Thanks in advance for your help.  Sign up by using this link: http://signup.com/go/2F72dw

Thanks, Janet Bergeron
– 2016 Quilt Show Volunteer Coordinator

Quilt Entries Delivery

Pillowcases will be available at the August and September guild meetings. Place each quilt in a pillow case and deliver on the following dates to the designated quilt shop.

Judged Quilts: Sept 22-29 at Creekside Quilting, 9926 Swanson, Clive
Non-Judged Quilts: Sept 22-October 1 at the Quilt Block, 325 5th, West Des Moines

All Quilts must be picked up in person after the show on Saturday, October 8 at 5 pm.

2016 Raffle Quilt: Prairie Stars

57″ square quilt, Drawing Saturday, October 8
Tickets: $1 or 6 for $5

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Prairie Stars was designed by member Janet Pittman. It features a lone star as a background for prairie flowers. Raffle tickets will be distributed at the June, July & September meetings and sold at the quilt show. The flowers were hand appliquéd by members of the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild. The quilt is machine quilted and is 57″ square.
Download a photo of the quilt (above) to show your friends who are purchasing raffle tickets.


Little Quilts Exhibit and Silent Auction

A popular exhibit at the DMAQG for many years has been the Little Quilts Silent Auction. Members, please make a little quilt, bag, purse or tote to contribute and bring to the July, August or September guild meetings. Quilts may be up to 24″ on one side or with a perimeter of less than 96″, other than that, there are no rules! Make something you think the public and/or other quilters would want to purchase and bring home!!

The small group Sew Sew Joyful is responsible for the exhibit this year. If you have questions, you may call or text Sherri Street (515-664-3996) or Sue McMain (515-865-5218).