Our next guild meeting will be on Tuesday, October 25, and Anita Shackelford will be the speaker.
The topic of her afternoon lecture will be "Designing the New Album Quilt."
The evening lecture will be "Applique With Folded Cutwork."
Guild meetings are held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the West Des Moines United Methodist Church at 8th and Grand, in West Des Moines.
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What a show!!!! I now know how much fun squirrels have when they are
chasing each other through the leaves, snow, and trees. Every turn I
made at the quilt show I met a friend, saw something I just had to have
and then to roam through the quilts--What could get better!
Congratulations to all the entries and winners for both the AQS and Des
Moines Show. We sure know how to quilt in Iowa--awesome design, color,
and imagination. SPECIAL THANKS to Martha Henrichs, Kathi Russi and the
Show Committee. Your time and efforts to make this a special event were
not wasted--it was marvelous and a great time had by all. Also much
THANKS to the efforts of Jill Reber and Mary Shotwell which occur year
after year. The logistics and negotiations with AQS are time
consuming and much appreciated.
am in the throes of completing the nominations for the upcoming board.
Please let me or any other board member know if you are interested in a
position. The positions being voted on this year are: Vice
President, Recording Secretary, a Director at Large, Program Chair
Elect(s), and Quilt Show Elect(s). The Committee Members are co-chairs
for Community Service, Library, Retreat, and Newsletter
Editor. We are fortunate to have candidates for the VP, Recording
Secretary, Community Service, and Newsletter Editor spots. It
is an honor to be a part of this Guild and being on the board is an
extension to meet and work with great friends--many of my quilting
friends have been a result of working together on previous boards and
forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd for the annual
tea. Last year it was such a great kickoff to the holiday season for
me. Not only do we know how to quilt but baking treats is right up
there. The board has been busy reviewing the by-laws and we will get the
changes out to you in November for your review before the December Tea.
though I saw so many at the show, I'm looking forward to our October
meeting again. It seems like a long time and so much has taken place
since our August meeting. Many will be starting to travel to their
winter lodgings and the holidays will be upon us. Take this month to
treat yourself to hear Anita Shackelford and if you have time--take a
See you soon!
Diane Thiese, President
Upcoming 2011 Workshops
mission of the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild is to stimulate an
interest in quilts and quilt making, educating its members, and provide
for the inter-change of information. (Adopted -- September 20,
October's Workshop will be held at 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 .9 of a mile. The West
Des Moines Christian Church will be on the north side of Mills Civic
Parkway. We will meet in Building #3 which is the one
closest to Prairie Life Fitness.
Wednesday, October 26 (9am - 4pm) -- BRODERIE PERSE APPLIQUE -- Take
inspiration from a special fabric and design a chintz appliqué block in
a style that is traditional or today. Practice both blind stitch and
blanket stitch edges.
Thursday, October 27 (9am - 4pm) -- SPRING BOUQUET -- Create
a bouquet of carnation, wildflowers and lily-of-the-valley tied with a
bow. Techniques covered are corded stems, stuffed appliqué, two types of
ruching, free-form berries and lily-of-the-valley, unit-appliqué ribbon
and embroidery embellishment.
Quilt Show News
did it---you put on another fabulous quilt show! A huge thank you to
every member who helped make the 2011 DMAQG Quilt Show a success,
especially the volunteers, committee chairs, and everyone who entered
quilts. We heard so many wonderful compliments from attendees about how
much they enjoyed our show and the quilts all of you make. Visitors were
also very impressed with the number and variety of veterans quilts. The
raffle quilt was won by Lorraine Gibbons, one of our members. The
winners among the judged quilts are posted on our website. We're
compiling the results of the show (raffle quilt and little quilt sales,
attendance, etc.) and will share this information at the December tea.
We can't thank you enough for everything that each of you did to make
our quilt show such a success!
Martha Henrichs and Kathy Russi, Quilt Show Chairs
you were able to stop and look at the Community Service display at the
AQS/DMAQG quilt show. Deanna, Joan Rotert, and Lola Zimmerman did a
wonderful job putting together our display. I spoke with numerous people
during the show who were very impressed with how involved our Guild is
in the community.
October meetings are your final chance to turn in community service
donations. From the top donors in each category we will draw one name at
the December meeting. That person will receive a $75 gift card to one
of the local quilt shops.
the October 1 p.m. meeting we will be presenting the Festival of Trees
quilt made by our Guild to Sandy Donahue. Check out the Festival of Trees website to see the quilt and to learn more about the event.
Carolyn Eliason, Community Service Chair
this year Carolyn Eliason was contacted by the State of Iowa Historical
Society regarding a special Flag Day Event to be held in June. Families
of deployed soldiers were invited to attend and participate in many
crafting and learning opportunities.
Twisted Sisters small group provided a quilt to go home with one
family. The Brinker family from the Des Moines area received our quilt
and sent us this photograph with their safely returned soldier. We hope
that this quilt will provide many years of comfort for this proud
Jill Reber, Twisted Sister Small Group
A Huge "Thank You" to All Who Participated In the Silent Auction.
Silent Auction was an enormous success this year. We had 99 wonderful
little quilts donated by our very talented members that raised
approximately $3,600--final counts are not yet completed. We heard so
many comments from people about the diversity and wonderful quality of
our little quilts. We "thank" everyone who made a little quilt, everyone
who bid and bought one, and all those who volunteered during the show.
We could not do this without your full support.
Leigh Lussie, Quilt Show Committee
Fall Retreat -- November 17-20
If you have not sent your registration for the fall retreat, we still have room for more people at this falls retreat. Room choices are limited but there are still open spots. And maybe a surprise this fall. See you at Wesley Woods.
Click here to print a copy of the retreat registration form and then mail it to Arda.
Retreat Co-Chairs Arda Mathern & Maggie Simons
Treats for 2012 Guild Meetings
our October meeting, we will pass around sign-up sheets so you can be
the first ones to volunteer to bring treats for next year's Guild
meetings!!! We all enjoy the socializing after the meetings and love to have that cup of coffee or lemonade and a cookie or two. You will need to plan on an average of 150 members in the afternoon and 100 in the evening.
annual Holiday Tea will be held Saturday, December 3rd at 9:00 AM at
the Learning Resource Center (the building east of the West Des Moines
Public Library, at 4000 Mills Civic Parkway). There will be a business
meeting with the introduction and installation of the 2012 Guild
officers. This will be the first opportunity to sign up for workshops
offered in 2012. Forms will be available for membership and renewal at
the meeting and also the Guild's website. Dues will again be $30.00 for
2012. All Guild members are invited to come and encouraged to bring a
tray of their favorite holiday goodies to share. Coffee and tea will be
Carol Thomason and Pat Knight
THANK YOU From Foundation for Women's Cancer:
behalf of the Foundation for Women's Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic
Cancer Foundation, I want to thank you for your $2405.50 contribution
from the 12th Annual Charity Auction. We will also acknowledge each
individual donor separately as well. Your gift helps create new
opportunities for the Foundation to raise awareness and reach more women
with our message.
support maximizes these opportunities through programs that encourage
prevention, early detection and optimal treatment of gynecologic cancers
and through the implementation of unique programs that bring together
the entire gynecologic community working to reduce the effects of
you again for your support which will help make a significant
difference in the lives of thousands of women. We continue to have
energetic goals and your support will help us accelerate our outreach.
David Marc Gershenson, MD
Chairman, Foundation for Women's Cancer
Appreciation Gifts for Retiring Board Members
is time to thank your retiring board members for serving on the board.
It is because of their dedicated service that we have such a great
Guild. Please show your appreciation for their hard work by bringing
their requested choice of fabric to the December Tea or to the
The retiring board members and their choices for thank you gifts are:
SANDY LANNING (Recording Secretary): 5 inch squares of 100% cotton scraps from members stash
CAROL THOMASON (Director at Large): fat quarters of light colored shirtings OR reproduction fabrics
KATHY RUSSI (2011 Quilt Show Co-Chair): bright/ primary colors polka dot fat quarters
(2011 Quilt Show Co-Chair): "youthful" fabric that can be used to make
kid's quilts at the State Fair Sew-In, either 2 yard lengths of fabric
suitable for backing or other yardage that can be cut into 5" strips for
the quilt tops
HELEN RINGGENBERG (Librarian): Red fabric or fabrics with hearts
CAROLYN ELIASON (Community Service): Batik fat quarters
(President): Either 2 yard lengths of fabric suitable for backing or
other yardage that can be cut into 5" strips for the quilt tops to make
kid's quilts at the State Fair Sew-In
2012 DMAQG Line-up of Speakers
Gail Garber http://www.gailgarber.com/
Fun with Free-form Shapes
A Celebration of Art Quilting
Nancy Chong http://www.prqc.com/
Toby Lischko http://www.gatewayquiltsnstuff.com/
Piecing--stars, curves and minis
Bettina Havig http://www.bettinahavig.com/
Piecing/hand quilting/quilt history
Melinda Bula http://www.melindabula.com/
Fusible flowers/thread play
Mary Sorensen http://www.maryappliques.com/
August 28 Annual Charity Auction
Quilting the Finished Top
October 3-6 AQS and DMAQG Show
Sharon Rotz http://www.bysher.net
Freedom quilting/textile art
December 1 Holiday Tea
visit our speakers' websites to learn more about these fascinating
quilters. Watch for additional details about lectures and workshops in
the next newsletter and be ready to sign up for workshops at the Tea on
Death of Member's Husband
It is with deep sorrow that we bring you news of the death of Norma Hamilton's husband. For more information, please click HERE to go to Hamilton Funeral Home's website.
Please stop by and visit our DMAQG website at www.dmaqg.org for information
about upcoming quilt shows and other events taking place around the
area, our newsletter archive, as well as other useful information.
Quilt Shows you might want to check out:
November 5 and 6 --- Sioux Falls Quilters Guild 11th "Dakota Pieces" Quilt Show