Women's Health Auction
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
West Des Moines United Methodist Church
8th & Grand
West Des Moines
Mall in the Hall
In the Fellowship Hall
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary
View 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Auction 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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started this year getting acquainted, sewing our many projects, and
attending meetings, retreats, and workshops all to prepare for August
Charity Auction Is Here
This will be a WOW year, an exciting "UFF DA" year.
Mall in the Hall is expected to be huge this year with a major donation of quilting tools, patterns, and books.
The Auction is going to have some stunning quilts and large gift baskets.
Please bring a friend to shop and a generous check book, and be prepared to make quick decisions.
in the Hall is in the Fellowship Hall and is open from 5:00 to 6:00
p.m. The Charity Auction is in the Sanctuary. Auction items are
available to view from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. The auction is from 6:00 to
Please bring the items that you and your small group
have been gathering for both the Mall in the Hall and the Charity
Auction by 5:00 p.m. Items for the Mall in the Hall need to be marked
with a sale tag with a price of $49 or less. Items for the Auction
(kits, tops, quilts, baskets full of quilting items, etc.) need to be
marked with a 3" x 5" card that includes donor's name, description of
item in detail, and the guesstimated value ($50 or more) to help the
auctioneer to promote the sale.
Our charities for 2012 are as follows:
- Susan G. Komen Foundation
provides clinics through Planned Parenthood
- Breast Cancer Foundation
provides grants for Breast Cancer Research
- American Heart Association
In memory of Joyce Wisgerhof, an active DMAQG member who died this summer
- Arthritis Foundation Regional
Quilt Show Is Coming
Please donate a little quilt to the Silent Auction and prepare
to purchase at least $10 to $20 worth of Show Quilt raffle tickets. We
volunteer our time and get into the show free, so please contribute that
savings to the purchase of tickets for our Show Quilt. Read below for
more ways you help make our quilt show a success.
See U at the Charity Auction!!
Barbara Smalley, President
2012 QUILT SHOW
working on finishing up those quilts that you entered in the show.
We're all looking forward to seeing them hanging at the Iowa Events
Center October 3-6, 2012.
Drop-off for finished quilts is
September 21-27. All quilts should be placed in a clean pillowcase.
These will be available at the next two guild meetings and at the
drop-off sites. Non-judged quilts should be dropped off at The Quilt
Block. Judged quilts should be dropped off at Creekside Quilting.
continue to make your small treasures for the silent auction at the
show, as well as the placemats for our special display. The deadline for
drop-off for these items is the September 25, 2012 guild meeting.
Thank you everyone. See you at the show.
Marcia Jacobs and Ginny Barchman
2012 Quilt Show Co-chairs
QUILT SHOW SHOW QUILT
guild's annual quilt show opens Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 and runs
through Saturday, October 6th. It will be held at the Iowa Events
Center in conjunction with the AQS regional show being held at the same
The guild's major fund-raising opportunity at this
show will be the sales of raffle tickets for the chance to win the quilt
made by guild members. Connie Doern of Creekside Quilting has
generously donated all fabrics plus longarm machine time to this
project, and expert longarm quilter Jeanne Stilley has donated the
quilting of this large project.
The guild has a state license to
sell raffle tickets only between September 23 and October 6. Tickets
cost $1 each, or 6 for $5. Larger blocks of tickets may be purchased,
using a simplified plan to assign numbers to tickets corresponding with a
purchaser list maintained by the guild.
We can provide copies
of the Quilt Show poster, showing a photo of the raffle quilt, to anyone
who may wish to display it at work or to friends. Please contact Donita
Fredericks or Ginny Barchman to obtain copies of the poster.
anticipate that the majority of the ticket sales will take place during
the quilt show, however, we may sell, or purchase, tickets at any time
beginning on September 23. Please contact any member of the Show
Committee to obtain advance raffle tickets.
Ginny Barchman, 2012 Quilt Show Co-chair
QUILT SHOW CHALLENGE
theme for the quilt show revolves around the symbolism of pineapples.
Pineapples represented hospitability in early America. The
placemats that we make and are distributed by Community Giving will be
our challenge this year. We have broadened our areas to include all
of our surrounding counties "Meals on Wheels" programs. These new
programs are very excited to be included in our "Hospitality Placemats
Please continue to turn in your placemats at meetings
throughout the year. Challenge your small group to make placemats.
Teach a child or friend to quilt on this simple project. Consider
making some with holiday themes. We will have a special
display at the quilt show showcasing our "Challenge." The
placemats will then be distributed to each coordinator in the
If you have questions, please contact Deanna Wilson, Karen Macon, or Jill Reber
LAST CHANCE: LITTLE QUILTS AND MORE FOR SILENT AUCTION
Last chance, quilters, to complete your
"little quilt." Already we have received a number of wonderful "little
gems" for our auction at the quilt show. Your valuable input is so
important to our guild's programming for next year.
All the "little quilts" must be completed
and turned in no later than the September guild meeting. I will be
available at the August charity auction if anyone has something to turn
in. Look for me in the back of the sanctuary.
Please make a label or sign the back of
your creations. We want to give credit to everyone on the bidding
sheets. Also, we have found that those winning the bids like to know who
Remember a few guidelines:
- The total of all four sides cannot exceed 96 inches.
"little quilts" are mailed after the show. Please, no frames or
embellishments that make fitting the quilt in a mailing envelope or box
difficult or make it more expensive to mail.
- September guild meeting is deadline for completion.
Thanks to everyone who supports our efforts in this endeavor.
Please contact me with questions at 515-276-0041 or at email@example.com
Leigh Lussie, Quilt Show Member for "Silent Auction"
Thank you to all the groups who have updated their records.
Before the June guild meeting, only 15 had
turned in their forms. By the end of the July meeting the number
skyrocketed to 31!
There are still a few stragglers that I
would love to hear from. If your group is not on the following list,
please go to the web site, download the "Small Group" form, fill it out
and send it in.
Bold & Batty
Monday Basket Quilters
Nine Patch Quilters
Sacred Heart Quilters
Seams Sew Easy
Sew Bee It
Sew N' Sews
Sew Sew Joyful
The Drake Quilters
Tuesday Morning Cut-Ups
Wild Rose Applique
Peggy Kirk, Vice President
Thank you to all who have expressed an interest in volunteering for board position. We need many more.
If you are interested in a board position or know of someone who would be an asset to the board, please contact me.
Peggy Kirk, Vice President
guild members have donated 471 placemats so far this year. Jill Reber
has asked for 500 to display at our quilt show in October. I am sure we
will easily reach that goal!
We had a request for 14 fabric tote bags to carry food to the homeless around the city. Karen Macon is making these. Yay, Karen!
of our Guild's small groups, Loose Threads, brought 71 baby quilts
and 37 changing pads to the Mercy Neonatal Nursery in July. Thank you!
continue bringing pop tabs, toiletries, quilts, and pillowcases to our
meetings. We will be at the August auction as usual to collect items.
Deanna Wilson, Community Giving
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 at the West Des Moines Library and the Pleasant Hill Library.
- Those who helped the 411 fairgoers from 54 counties, 18 states, and 2 foreign countries make 265 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 for the charity closet.
- Those who donated over $300 to pay for the additional supplies needed for these projects.
- Small groups who did a variety of tasks:
- Pin Pals
- 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 that helped with goods and services:
- Leo 9 Textiles donation for Kids Classes
- Metro Sales and Service for help with machine care
- Quilt shops with fabric including Creekside Quilting, Woolen Needle, Fons and Porter Quilt Shop, and Adel Sewing and Dry Goods.
- Warm and Natural Batting Co. and Hobbs Batting Co. for batting for Kids Classes
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
These very successful
projects are ongoing for our guild. Keep them in mind as you shop and as
you sort your stashes. These projects depend on your continuing
Kathy Safris, Jill Reber, and Sharon Meisenheimer
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
To all Guild Members:
you so much for your donation of fabric and snippets for the quilts and
pillows we make for My Brother's Keeper in Mitchellville. It is your
generosity that provides us the goods for our charity. We appreciate
everything you do and give a great BIG THANK YOU to everyone.
UPCOMING 2012 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, 2003).
any workshop, you may mail in your reservation (see link to
registration form) along with your workshop fee to Judy Proksa, 99
Linden Blvd., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327. We will also be taking
reservations at our meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. If
you'd like to be put on a waiting list while sending in your
registration, email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 515-266-1054. Once your check is received you'll be added to the workshop list.
Linda Montet and Judy Proksa, Program Co-Chairs
Sharon Rotz www.bysher.net
Wednesday, October 24 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) String Piecing 101 and Beyond. In
hard times, quilters used every bit of their fabric. Today, we can use
string piecing techniques to create a delightful mixture of color and
pattern. Learn the basics and get creative.
Thursday, October 25 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Paper Piecing by the Strip. Paper
piecing is a wonderful way to make perfect points but can be confusing.
How much fabric should be allowed? Where should it be placed? In this
class, you will learn the trick of using fabric strips to conquer this
Please stop by and visit our
re-designed 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