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."
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
Workshop Registration and Class Supply Lists
|Download a PDF of the workshop registration form and print: |
Broderie Perse Applique---Supply list available from Val Russell
Spring Bouquet--Supply List available from Val Russell
Board Members & Committee Chairs
Download a PDF of contact information for board members and committee chairs
Download a PDF of the
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 is 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!
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
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.
Newcomers Program for October will be held on
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Library.
Sarah Harless will give us ideas on "How to Organize Your Scraps".
Show and Tell will focus on both quilts and blocks.
This will be our final meeting for 2011. Come one, come all. If you have any questions, please call me at 515-279-2651.
Barb Smalley, Vice President
SPECIAL GROUP MEETINGS
TAG--The Applique Group
The TAG group meets the third Tuesday
of every month at the Quilt Block at 10:00 a.m. Anyone interested in
hand or machine applique is welcome. We are a very informal group, and
usually talk and sew and then have show and tell. Some go to
The General Store after the meeting for lunch. This is a great meeting
for people who want to learn more because we have a good range of
appliquers from new to very experienced. If you have any questions
please contact Nancy Earll at 515-321-4949 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Applique Society
DATE: The 1st Thursday of the Month
TIME: Beginning at 6:30 pm
PLACE: The Quilt Block in Valley Junction
applique is your passion, either by hand or machine, gather your bags
and items, we are regrouping again. You can be a Blue Ribbon winner or
just starting out with a project and learning the techniques of the
trade....all are welcome.
get together as a group to have fun and learn from one another. Mary
also has water ready, so bring your favorite tea cup. Feel free to bring
snacks or teas to share. Also bring Show & Tell, UFO's or anything
you may need help with or want to share.
The group meets at The Quilt Block on the 1st Thursday of the month @ 6:30 until.......Mary
Miller (or one of her staff members) is kind enough to stay until we
are ready to leave. If you forget anything, the shop with gladly open
the register for sales of needed or must have products, so remember to
bring your tucked back cash or credit cards.
If you have any questions, contact Jeannie Murphy at 515-440-2160 or QSJeanniem@aol.com
1800s Quilt Study Group
The 1800s Quilt Study Group will meet on October 27th
at 6:30 pm at the Quilt Block in Valley Junction. The topic will be
"Stripes". You can also join the discussion by joining our group on
Yahoo. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/ and search for 1800studygroup.
There will be no meeting in November or December.
Found at Quilt Show
A denim jacket with a large floral design on the back was left in the volunteer check-in area at the end of the show. If it belongs to you, please contact Sandy Lanning at email@example.com
Member's Garage Sale
member Nylene Dory will be having a huge sale on October 14 and 15 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Nylene will be selling lots of
quilting fabric, patterns, books, sewing notions and ultrasude. Nylene
will also have miscellaneous household items, antique dishes,
dolls, electronics, tools--anything you can think of for sale. Nylene's address is 5401 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines.
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