Annual Charity Auction and Mall in the Hall will take place
on Tuesday, August 23 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.
There will be NO programs until October because of the Charity Auction in August and the AQS/Des Moines Quilt Show the end of September.
Our next guild meeting will be on Tuesday, October 25, and Anita Shackelford will be the speaker.
topic of her afternoon lecture will be "Designing the New Album Quilt."
The evening lecture will be "Applique With Folded Cutwork."
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had an opportunity this past week to take my Grandson shopping for a
quilt he has asked me to make. How things change from year to
year. Last year Noah asked me where he was on my list for making
quilts. I pointed out I had quite a few that I needed to finish
and then I asked him if he had an idea of what he wanted. He
quickly took me to his room and showed me his Minnesota Vikings helmet
with strict instructions it needs to be purple and gold with a white
swish in the corners. This year when I mentioned we needed to go
to the Quilt Store to get the fabrics he was very satisfied with me
doing that alone since I had good judgment in fabric choices.
Needless to say I knew if I wanted his help it was going to have to be a
quick shopping trip. We had our opportunity Wednesday
before going to Adventureland and I'm happy to say with the great help
of quilting shop friends we were in and out of the shop in less than 40
minutes. The quickest fabric selection I have ever done. We
are so fortunate to have great quilt shops in our surrounding
area. Noah thought it was very cool that the clerks were well
versed in Minnesota Vikings trivia as well! It's a great memory
and I'm so glad we found the time to take this little excursion.
He's pretty proud of those fabrics and I can't wait to get
that is what quilting is about for me. I am blessed with many
friends and family that may not sew but they appreciate the time and
talents put into these gifts of love. So too, although we probably
will not meet or know the Veterans or those receiving Community Support
gifts--it is uplifting to me to know that it is all done out of love
and respect for those who do not have this talent. I am in awe
after each meeting of your generosity and the give, give, give attitude
of each of you. There are years I do not produce anything to give
but other years I am able to achieve quite a lot. I always know
when it is meant to be because the time is opened up and zwa la a
finished product shines back at me.
you at the AUCTION!!! I am busy cleaning my quilting
shelves. It's like a shopping trip by itself but I'm so glad to
have an opportunity to share those gadgets, patterns, and fabrics that I
no longer have a need for.
Diane Thiese, President
REMEMBER TO BRING TO MEETING:
■ Name tag
■ Items for Mall in the Hall and the Charity Auction
■ Items for Community Serivce
■ Veteran's quilt
■ Little Quilts for Quilt Show Silent Auction
■ Library books that you have checked out
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.
August Charity Auction
Annual Charity Quilt Auction to support Women's Health will
be on Tuesday Evening, August 23rd. This is an event that is open
to the public to participate. The cause is worthy but what is more
important is coming together and having a good time. The
charities we will be donating to this year are: (1) American Heart
Association, (2) Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and (3) Foundation
For Women's Cancer.
Let's make it a year where there is something for everyone. All
donated items are greatly appreciated. To accommodate
time, the Mall in the Hall will handle all donations with
the value of $50 or less. Here are specifics for the
are ideas for donations: quilts, notions, tools, books, baskets,
fabric, kits, patterns, etc. Deliver all items by 5:00 p.m. on
August 23 at the Church.
Items should have the name of the group or individual donating the item
and a quick note of contents and approximate value on a 3X5
Mall in the Hall items should have the garage sale price marked to save time.
TIME and PLACE: Mall in the Hall will be in the Fellowship Hall and will start at 5:30 p.m.
Auction will be held in the Sanctuary beginning at 6:00
p.m. Viewing of items will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Please take time to browse what is available and get a close look.
PAYMENT: CHECKS PREFERRED, PLEASE
Mall in the Hall items must be paid for in the Fellowship Hall.
Auction Items will be paid to the banker at the back of the sanctuary before you leave.
will receive your item when it is won during the bidding process, a
scribe will take the description of the item, the amount accepted for
the bid, and take the information to the bankers in the back.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: THANKS to the Bitsy Chicks and So What small groups for managing the Mall in the Hall.
volunteers are needed: Bid Numbers and Sign In (4:45 and 6:00 shifts),
Announcers (6:00 and 7:30), Donation Helpers (5:00), Isle Helpers
(5:45), Scribes (5:45), and Runners (5:45). None of these are hard jobs
and the work of many hands help so all can enjoy the fun. If you
wish to volunteer, please contact Barb Smalley at the July 26 meeting or
by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 515-279-2651
MALL IN THE HALL
this year, we are going to have a Mall in the Hall at the August
Charity Auction Guild meeting. Items donated in this area are
priced so they can be purchased immediately throughout the
auction. Last year this area collected over $2,000 so we want to
do even better this year.
can you help, you ask? Bring quilt related items that can be
priced between $1 and $50. Get your small group involved and make
items to donate or clean out your sewing area. Items can include
fabric, fabric kits, themed baskets of goodies, quilted items,
tools, quilt accessories, UFO's, books etc. We ask that NO magazines be brought for this year's Mall.
your items with garage sale prices .Bring your items early (around 5
o'clock) the night of the auction so that you can help the Sew What
small group get them displayed.
come to the Mall before and during the live auction and purchase some
of the wonderful items that will be for sale. Let's make this the
best year yet for the charities supported by this exciting event.
Questions? Call Sharon Meisenheimer at 986-1145
Quilt Show News
August and no one can deny we've had lots of summer. The 2011 DMAQG
Quilt Show is less than 60 days away. A big thank you to all of you who
entered quilts in our show. As you finish your quilts for the show,
remember that all quilts (except miniatures) require a 4" sleeve on the
back at the top of the quilt. (Sleeve directions are available on the
have an 'ask' of each of you. Our quilt show cannot occur without lots
of volunteers to staff both our show and the AQS show. We have 400
volunteer slots to be filled and we are asking that you volunteer for at
least one shift. Also, volunteers get into the show free the day that
you volunteer. There are lots of options of day, time, and job so we are
confident everyone can participate as a volunteer at the show.
Volunteer sign-up is available online, at the August meeting, or by
contacting Diane Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org
QUILT DROP OFF:
Each quilt must be in a pillowcase for drop off. You won't get the same
pillowcase back, so use an old pillowcase or use one of the pillowcases
available from the Guild. We'll have pillowcases at the August meeting.
Pillowcases will also be available at The Quilt Block and Creekside
Quilting after Labor Day.
Drop off sites are:
Non-judged quilts: September 19-24 at the Quilt Block during regular store hours
Judged quilts: September 17-22 at Creekside Quilting during regular store hours
We're going to have a great quilt show--thanks to the efforts of you, our Guild members.
Martha Henrichs and Kathy Russi
2011 Veterans Quilt Challenge
you all respond so generously to our call for veterans quilts! We now
have 140 completed quilts. That's very close to our goal of 150 quilts
so I think we will well surpass our goal. (It will be great to be able
to give the Veterans Home extra quilts so they have a supply for new
residents, etc.) We still need quilters to quilt and bind 6-8 tops.
Veterans quilts will continue to be accepted until late October when
they'll be presented to the Veterans Home.
and I continue to be amazed at the generosity of our guild members.
Your donations and time have allowed us to help a large number of
organizations this year. To date items have gone to; ConKerr Cancer,
Meals on Wheels, West Des Moines Human Services, St. Joseph's Family
Shelter, Bidwell Riverside, House of Mercy, New Directions Shelter,
Kavanaugh House, Broadlawns Pediatrics, St. Mary's Distribution Center,
Ronald McDonald House and Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Kathy Russi
donated a quilt to the Alzheimer's Association. Twisted Sister's small
group donated a quilt to a child whose parent is currently serving in
the military. Members of the Sew Sew Joyful continue to keep busy with
their yearly donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, S.E. Polk
Dollars for Scholars Program and St. John's Catholic Church. In October we will donate the Festival of Trees quilt to Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
We will collect donations at the August meeting before the auction. The final month of the year for donations will be October.
Carolyn Eliason, Community Service Chair
follow the theme of the quilt show this year we are looking for photos,
both vintage as well from today, of quilters and groups of
quilters. We hope to gather the photos and put a collage of sorts
together showing the community of quilting that is built.
contact me if you have photos that we may use. If you can,
please scan and email photos, or email digital photos to
me. OR you can get me your originals and I will digitize them and
return the originals to you.
Feel free to contact me with questions at 515-999-2746 or by E-mail: email@example.com
To Mail: Jill Reber, 10481 NW 107th Avenue, Granger IA 50109
Kids Classes and State Fair Sew-In
Our Kids Classes and State Fair Sew-In were a huge success. This is due to the help many of you gave to the project.
Thank you to:
* Those who helped 44 kids learn to make quilts at Kids Classes.
* Those who helped the fairgoers make quilts during the Fair.
* Those who helped with 2 yard cuts of fabric for the quilt backs.
* Those who cut the many 5 inch strips we needed.
* Those who donated fabric over the year to the charity closet.
* Those who donated cash to pay for the additional supplies needed.
* Small groups who did a variety of tasks:
Corner Quilters of Shenandoah
Heart of Iowa Long Arm Guild, Des Moines Area
Creative Vision Quilting Class Teachers
* Those who cut backs, strips and bindings from their personal stash.
* Companies who donated to the Quilted Mile:
Leo 9 Textiles
Creekside Quilting, Clive, IA
The Quilt Block West Des Moines, IA
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods, Adel, IA
Landauer Corporation, Urbandale, IA
Quilters' Cupboard, Ankeny, IA
Quilts & Other Notions, Creston, IA
Warm and Natural Batting Co.
Hobbs Batting Co.
Metro Sales and Service, Des Moines, IA
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Education Committee: Kathy Safris, Jill Reber, and Sharon Meisenheimer
"Little Quilts" for 2011 Quilt Show
Last Chance DMAQG Members!
is still time for anyone who has not made a "little quilt" for the
quilt show's silent auction. We will accept "little quilts" at the July
meeting and also at the August charity auction. I will be in the church
nave during the August auction--so you Mall-in-the-Hallers--don't forget
to come upstairs and see me. If you are unable to attend either meeting
or are simply needing a bit more time, call me and drop off your
"little quilt" by September 1. The generosity of our members in making
these quilts is greatly appreciated, as they support our programs and
speakers. Thank you to everyone who helps to support our guild with your
Leigh Lussie, 276-0041
Fall Retreat -- November 17-20
not know where the summer is going. Retreat will be here before
you know it. We hope you are planning to attend this falls
semi-annual retreat. Registration will be limited this fall so
please be making your plans soon. Registrations will be
accepted starting August 23 at the Charity Auction. Click here to print a copy of the retreat registration form.
Retreat Co-Chairs Arda Mathern & Maggie Simons
Treats for 2012 Guild Meetings
not too soon to be thinking about treats for next year's guild
meetings. As you meet with your small group this summer, why not
talk about what month you would like to help out. You will need to
plan on an average of 150 members in the afternoon and 100 in the
evening At our October meeting, we will pass around sign-up
sheets so you can be the first ones to volunteer!!! We all enjoy
the socializing after the meetings and love to have that cup of coffee
or lemonade and a cookie or two. So be ready at those October meetings.
Carol Thomason and Pat Knight
Please stop by and visit our new and improved 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:
July 1 thru September 30 --- Northern Illinois Quilt Fest
September 16-18 --- Eastern Iowa Heirloom Quilters