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|At our next guild meeting on Tuesday, April 27, we welcome Kay M. Capps Cross from Spring Grove, Minnesota. I first met Kay at the 2008 AQS/Des Moines Quilt Show.
The afternoon lecture topic will be "Black & White Goes With Everything."
The evening lecture topic will be "Working In A Series".
meetings are held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the West Des Moines United
Methodist Church at 8th & Grand, in West Des Moines.
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The cold snowy
weather just about did me in this winter so I have decided to move
south. The middle of June I will be moving to the Austin, Texas area
where my youngest daughter will also be moving. While I'm looking
forward to no snow and playing golf all year, I'm sad to be leaving the
Des Moines area. I have enjoyed my tenure as vice president and
president of the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild. I hope to make some
trips north in the future and perhaps catch a meeting or two.
Keep on quilting,
At our next guild meeting on Tuesday, April 27, we welcome Kay M. Capps Cross from Spring Grove, Minnesota (www.crosscutsquilting.com).
I first met Kay at the 2008 AQS/Des Moines Quilt Show. I found her to
be a fun, creative, and warm person. I am now happy to count her has a
The afternoon lecture topic will be "Black & White Goes with Everything."
The evening lecture topic will be "Working in a Series."
meetings are held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the West Des Moines United
Methodist Church at 8th & Grand, in West Des Moines
Please sign up for the April and May classes now. You may mail your workshop registration to Peggy Kirk. Her address is on the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy via email at
supply lists for the April and May workshops will be
available at the April meeting. They are also available on the
DMAQG website. See the links on the side bar of this newsletter.
Wednesday, April 28 (9am - 4pm) - CONTRAST IN THE PINES (using Pole Pines) -- Using
only black and white, we will look at the importance of contrast in
simple yet effective pieces while we learn how to foundation piece with
no stress! Kay will teach
you her easy and fun method for no stress foundation piecing and cover
ways to deal with "opportunities" that arise while creating our blocks. (Mistake is not a part of Kay's vocabulary! Leave your seam ripper at home!!)
We will play with various fabric combinations and evaluate our fabric choices during class. We will piece some blocks (or work toward completion) of our actual pines quilt.
Thursday, April 29 (9am - noon) - SLAP HAPPY--
This fun and wacky quilt was designed by Kay to clean out her studio. She
was attempting to shrink her Christmas Novelty stash.It can be made in
red, white, and blue, black n' white and red...you name it---it will
look great in this quilt! This
is an absolutely no stress, no headache foundation pieced quilt. You
can use new yardage or scraps -- you just slap and go (and count) and
you will have a fabulous quilt.
Thursday, April 29 (6pm - 9 pm) EVENING CLASS - FUN RAGGY EDGES -- This scrappy, raggedy quilt was designed as a tribute to Kay's friend Dorothy. It is a cuddly and fun quilt. The piecing and cutting are no stress - raw edge and freehand circles. It doesn't get any easier than that! This quilt is great in summer colors, Christmas colors, the dark and dirties, brights, or anything you can imagine! Pull out your stash and get creative! .
DIRECTIONS To Legacy Pointe located at 1650 SE Holiday Crest Drive in Waukee:
Hickman Road (Hwy 6) west of I-35/80 for 3 miles to the intersection of
156th and Hickman Road which has a Dahls and a Walgreens. Continue west
a 1/3 of a mile and turn left (south) at the SE Legacy Pointe Blvd
street sign (just past Tuffy and before Earl May). Follow it around to a
3-story building. Go around to the back. When you come in the door,
turn to your left and the community room is right there. The phone
number for Legacy Pointe is 515-987-3625.
Newcomer's Program for April will be held on Tuesday, April 20 at
6:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Library. Liz Porter will be
Remember to bring your finished
projects and the projects you are currently working on. We will try to
cover any issues you may be having on a current project.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 515-270-1485.
May 18 -- thread play with Janet Pittman
June 15 -- friendship quilting with Jill Reber
July 20 -- hand appliqué with Mary Shotwell
August 17 -- machine quilting with Lynn Witzenberg
September 21 -- long arm quilting with Jeannie Stille
Diane Thiese, Vice President
2010 Guild Challenge
Challenge yourself and be a part of the October Quilt Show! Quilt Guild Challenge packets will be available at our next meeting, April 27th. The packets will consist of three beautiful Moda batiks, measuring 6" x 10", and a brief statement of the challenge rules. The
theme of the challenge, "My Personal World of Quilting", is broad
enough to allow a great deal of interpretation, and will compliment the
2010 Quilt Show theme, "A World of Quilts".
We hope you'll join in the fun. The price per packet is $3.00. Finished and registered projects will be hung at the quilt show in October. A
drawing will be held for those finished and registered participants,
with prizes being a free workshop from the 2011 schedule or a gift
certificate to a local quilt shop. Remaining
funds will be given to the children's education projects that the guild
conducts at the quilt show, state fair, and libraries during the
summer.Only 80 packets have been made. When they're sold, they're gone,
so plan to get your packet at our next meeting, if at all possible.
Questions? Please call Carol Thomason at 255-8752 or Carolyn Freeland at 457-8500, Directors at Large.
For a sneak peak at the fabrics in the challenge packet, click here
: Challenge Packet
Community Service & Charity Sewing
spring has arrived!! Many of you will be itching to get outside to
start gardening but we hope you will still find time to keep up with
your sewing projects! Items donated last month were delivered to Meals
on Wheels, Legacy Pointe, Broadlawns Pediatrics, New Directions Shelter
and Lutheran Children's Behavioral Unit. The nurses at Lutheran really
appreciated the added donation of socks and underwear for their patients
and said they continue to have an on going need for youth sizes.
To date 12 members have signed up for our charity sewing day on Tuesday May 4
from 9am to 4pm. We will meet at the Pleasant Hill library located at
5151 Maple Drive. Use the back parking lot and rear entrance.
Please bring your
sewing machine, electrical cords, cutting mats, rulers, rotary cutters, a
walking foot, threads and other basic supplies. If you can't sew
without your own comfy chair bring that too. Sign up at the next
meeting or give one of us a call or e-mail us. If you'd like to come but
can't stay the whole day don't worry, we'd love to have you join us. Lunch will be provided.
pattern and directions for the clothing protector which is one of our
community service projects this year can be found by clicking here: Clothing Protector
Carolyn Eliason and Joan Rotert
Co-chairs Community Service
From St. Joseph's Family Shelter:
Thank you for the quilts and pillow cases you donated to St. Joseph Family Shelter! You are very generous!
Gratefully, St. Joe's Staff
From Broadlawns Medical Center:
you so much for your gift and for choosing to support Broadlawns Medical
Center. We know you have a choice when giving and we are honored
to be the beneficiary of your gift. Serving the thousands of
uninsured and under insured residents of Polk County, we rely on your
support to provide care as well as acquire and maintain costly medical
equipment. Simply put, without friends like you, we would not be
able to provide the high quality care we do.
these recent economic hardships, we are serving more and more families
who depend on us while managing costs and improving efficiencies.
Your gift speaks volumes to us and we're delighted with your endorsement
of our important work. Your faith in the work we do inspire us to do
better and greater things. We appreciate your thoughtful and generous gift. Thank you again for choosing Broadlawns.
Sincerely, Shelly L Jordan
From American Heart Association:
behalf of the Greater Des Moines American Heart Association Board of
Directors, I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to
each of you. The quilt you created is a true work of art and will
be a great addition to someone's home.
would personally like to thank Beth Hromyak for bringing our two
organizations together. The hard work and generosity of each of you will
help us to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and
Thank You, Frank King
We have had numerous requests to provide a pattern for a name tag
to wear at the guild meetings. We went back through the newsletter
archives and found the pattern which Martha Henrich designed in
1993. The directions can be found on the DMAQG website by
clicking this link: Name Tag
We hope to see lots of you at the April 27 meeting with a name tag you have made using this pattern.
Please check out the DMAQG website
for information such as upcoming quilt shows and other events taking
place around the area, a Consumer Report article on irons, and other