|Upcoming Program |
Annual Charity Auction and Mall in the Hall will take place
on Tuesday, August 24 at the West Des Moines United Methodist
Church at 8th & Grand in West Des Moines. This takes the place of
both our regular meetings.
The Mall in the Hall opens at 5:30 and the auction begins at 6:00 p.m.
|Workshop Registration and Class Supply List|
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There are NO classes until October 27 and 28
|Financial Statement |
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|Board Members and Committee Chairs|Download a PDF with contact information for board members and committee chairs
Board and Committees
|Past Newsletter Issues |
hope you are working on your President's challenge and thinking of the
Winter Wonderland we had earlier this year. The heat index and
water levels continue to bring us inside so what better thing do you
have to do but quilt. Thank goodness for air conditioning.
If there are any of you that procrastinate like me, you are working
to finish the projects you entered into this year's show. I
always need that deadline to get things done. Peggy has done a
tremendous job in lining up lectures and classes to inspire our quilts
this year and it has been great to see them at Show and Tell.
hope to see you at the Women's Health Charity Auction on August
24th. It is always inspiring and awesome to see the work of many
hands helping to aid in research and aid those who have health
needs. We are so fortunate to have quilting to share in those
challenging times and friends that understand how important it is to
hold each other up. The auction is meant to be an evening of fun
and time to share. Hope to see you there!
August and September Programs
There are NO
classes in August or September. The annual Charity Auction takes
place in August and in September members from the Lincoln Quilt
Museum will present the program.
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, 2003).
Please sign up for the October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 27 (9am - 4 pm) - CRAZY ABOUT CURVES
- Vikki's basic and most popular class. This is a hands-on/in-depth
technique using a simple pattern. Explore her piecing/applique method of
creating sharp curves and narrow points effortlessly and with
precision. This is a technique class for all skill levels.
Thursday, October 28 (9am - 4pm) - IMPROVISATIONAL CURVES
- This relaxing, impromptu approach to piecing curves offers students
total freedom in quiltmaking. Create several blocks of shapes (circles,
ovals, curvy rectangles.....) learn manipulations and how to arrange
shapes into a free-form contemporary quilt. All skill levels.
The Newcomers' Program for August
will be held on Tuesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Urbandale
Library. Our speaker will be Lynn Witzenberg who will be
demonstrating machine quilting.
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
If you have any questions, please contact me at 515-270-1485.
September 21 -- long arm quilting with Jeannie Stille
Diane Thiese, Vice President
the July guild meeting we met Iowa's representative for ConKerr Cancer,
Brenda Cummer. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like
to learn more about ConKerr Cancer check out their web site www.ConKerrCancer.org The guild will be contributing half of all donated pillowcases to this organization.
The 10 members of the small quilt group the "Blockheads" this past year donated 120 pillowcases to several local shelters. Members
are Jean Bailey, Carolyn Chleborad, Judy Cramer, Sherrill Daniels,
Donna Karpan, Diane Larson, Judy McClure, Jan Seivert, Vivian Thatcher
and Marlene Kubis.
Freeland recently donated a hand quilted and appliquéd quilt to the
local chapter of the Alzheimer's Organization for a raffle held in
conjunction with their annual Memory Walk in September.
Neiderheiser for several years has been making and donating crib quilts
to Mercy's Neo-natal unit. In the past she was honored at a luncheon
for donating 365 quilts in one year!
We applaud these members for their efforts to help others in our community.
Carolyn Eliason and Joan Rotert
Co-chairs Community Service
Quilt Show Volunteers
It's time to sign up to be a quilt-show volunteer.
We will be at the August Guild Meeting with the Volunteer Sign-Up List. Sign
up for as many positions as you have time for. The only pre-requisite
is that you are a member of the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild.
This year we are changing the position formerly known as "White Glove" to "Quilt Hostess". We would like you to sign up for a Quilt Hostess shift and we will have all Hostesses float between the different exhibits. We hope that this will alleviate the monotony of the past and give everyone the opportunity to see the entire show.
Des Moines Guild has made a commitment to AQS representatives to staff
the volunteer positions for the Quilt Show. AQS continues to be
impressed with our volunteer effort.
one of the perks for volunteering is that you get free admission to the
show the day you volunteer. If you volunteer for set-up, you get to
choose your free day.
takes everyone to put on a quilt show of this caliber. Please consider
volunteering. Get your small group to volunteer with you. We really need
Quilt Hostesses, so please consider signing up for at least one quilt
use the Web site to sign up to volunteer, www.dmaqg.org, click on quilt
show, and then volunteer sign-up. Sign-up sheets will also be available
at the guild meetings in August and September. If you have
any questions, please call Diane Crawford at 515-224-6425, Cindy
Ohmart at 515-238-6246, or Marj Luchtenburg 515-229-1845.
Special Quilt Show Information
* Quilt show volunteer sign up will be posted to the DMAQG website or you may sign up at our August and September DMAQG meetings.
* Bring your little quilts to our August DMAQG meeting
* Continue selling raffle tickets
* Judged quilts should be dropped off at Creekside Quilting, during store hours, between Friday, September 24 through Thursday, September 30
* Non-judged quilts are to be dropped off at the Quilt Block, during store hours, between Friday, September 24 through Saturday, October 2.
* Pillow cases will be available at the September meeting.
Julia Shires and Barb Snuggs, Quilt Show Co-Chairs
Join us November 4 - 7 for the Guild's fall retreat at Camp Wesley Woods. There is sure to be plenty of sewing, games, fellowship and fun during the weekend.
Registration for members opens on September 1. The form can be found on the Guild's website Fall Retreat on or after September 1--it will NOT be the correct form until September 1. Lisa and Beth will also be available at the September and October guild meetings with forms.
Remember, registration for housing is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Flyr at email@example.com or Beth Hromyak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at retreat!
Lisa and Beth
The Retreat Co-Chair(s)
position is a great opportunity to meet other quilters, give back to the
community, and become a guild committee member. If you love to plan and organize large 'get-togethers' -- this position is for you!
The position can be held by one or two people or even a small group. It
is a two-year term; however, it can be divided into one person serving
one year with an additional person serving a two-year term. This rotation will make it so that there will always be an experienced person who will be serving on the committee.
The fall 2010 retreat will be Lisa and Beth's last retreat as co-chairs. If new volunteers are not found by the Christmas Tea -- the fall retreat will be the last guild retreat.
Lisa and Beth
Little Quilts for Silent Auction
Japanese Meter Quilts
quilt show is fast approaching and with our theme being, "A World of
Quilts", we will have a special exhibit of the Japanese meter quilts
from our exchange in 1999/2000. If you made one of these quilts and have
not let me know, please contact me. Along
with the meter quilts we will also display the small gift quilts that
the Japanese ladies made for us.I also need to have a count of how many
of those will be available for display.
the meter quilts and the exchange gift quilts can be dropped off with
the other non-judged quilts at the Quilt Block just prior to the
show.You may also bring them to the September meeting and drop them off
It's going to be a great show because we have great members with awesome talent!
515-274-1255 or email@example.com
you so very much for your support for the "Patches for Peace"
program. Your donations of pillowcase dresses and shorts will be a
welcome gift to the children in Tarijo, Bolivia. This weekend I
will deliver 225 dresses and 81 pairs of shorts to Sister Suzanne Takes
of the Presentation Sisters in Dubuque. She will be leaving shortly
thereafter, returning to the mission in Bolivia with the precious
originally had planned on splitting the garments between Bolivia and
Haiti, until I found out that unless I could deliver these in person,
they would probably not reach the children. This is due to the
poor law enforcement and regulations still existing in this devastated
country. So instead of taking the chance that these beautiful
little dresses and britches would fall into the wrong hands, I decided
to send them all to the Bolivia mission where I know they will be given
to the children.
Thanks, again, for your generosity - from the bottom of my heart!
Remember to check out the DMAQG website
for information such as upcoming quilt shows and other events taking
place around the area, as well as other useful information.