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.
Quilt Entries are Open!!!
DMAQG Members Only are welcome to submit their quilts for display in the DMAQG Show starting now. Submit the details of the quilt(s) now (even if your quilt isn’t quite finished) and turn in the quilt itself closer to the show! Entries must be received by July 26, 2016. Please submit the entry form once for each quilt entered.
Be sure to read Quilt Definitions before completing this form to ensure you make the correct selections. Thank you!
Also read Quilt Sleeve Instructions for preparing your quilts correctly. Every quilt shown must have a sleeve.
Online registration is preferred, but click here for a PDF form here, if you prefer to print and mail your registration later.
2016 Raffle Quilt: Prairie Stars
57″ square quilt, Drawing Saturday, October 8
Tickets: $1 or 6 for $5
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).