Upcoming 2010 WorkshopsThe
supply lists for March and April workshops will be available at
the March meeting. They can also be found on the DMAQG website. See the link on the side bar of this newsletter.
Please sign up for the March and April 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
Workshops are held at 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 comunity room is right there. The phone number
fo Legacy Pointe is 515-987-3625.
Darlene Zimmerman www.feedsacklady.com
Wednesday, March 24 (9am - 4pm) - FINISHING SCHOOL --
Learn how to make, mark and bind all sorts of edge finishes. You will
make bound samples of scalloped, notched and shaped edges, ice cream
cone borders, etc. Also learn prairie point edgings, mitered and rounded
corners. Plus tips on perfect bindings and no-lump joint. CLASS IS FULL
Thursday, March 25 (9am - 4pm) - FINISHING SCHOOL -- see description above for the Wednesday class. There are a few openings still available.
Kay M Capps Cross www.crosscutsquilting.com
Wednesday, April 28 (9am - 4pm) - GODDESS OF LIGHT -- This quick and easy pieced quilt can be done in absolutely so many color combinations! It utilizes one color and one zinger contrast. There are four size options...ranging from queen to crib. Play with color, value, and contrast and end up with a beautiful quilt in no time.
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'll 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!
Maggie Ball www.dragonflyquilts.com
Wednesday, May 26 (9am - 4pm) - GATEWAY TO MONGOLIA
- The olzii, or never-ending knot, is a traditional Mongolian motif
symbolizing the dynamic expanse of the universe and the endless cycles
of life and death. Learn about another culture while making this
Thursday, May 27 (9am - 4pm) - BARGELLO QUILTS WITH A TWIST -
The bargello block is a new concept with enormous potential for
creating your own designs. This strip-pieced block is easy to make and
can be arranged in a great variety of ways. You will be amazed at the
Virginia & George Siciliano www.georgesiciliano.com
Wednesday, June 23 (9am - 4pm) - SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER*
- In this class you will learn the entire process for making a
miniature "gem" from the design of a block and pattern right thru to the
construction process. Learn tips that will take the guesswork out of
joining patches and blocks, without using pins.
Thursday, June 24 (9am - 4 pm) - TWIRLING LOGS*
-George & Virginia will show you how to draft this wonderful 7"
block, and you do not have to be an engineer! This is not a miniature
classes require Kit#1 which includes: (1) a seam allowance guide, (2) a
9 page booklet (for future use), and (3) the workshop pattern with all
foundations, block schematic, cutting chart and a worksheet. Cost is $15
at the time of the class.
Edyta Sitar www.laundrybasketquilts.com
Wednesday, July 28 (9am - 4pm) - STARS IN QUILTS
This workshop features 15 different star patterns. Through these
patterns students will look at star blocks, layouts, sashings and
different techniques to set stars in quilts.
Thursday, July 29 (9am - 4pm) - FRIENDSHIP TRIANGLES
- Have a wonderful time exchanging fabrics through half square
triangles. View 15 plus quilts that will inspire and encourage everyone
to create beautiful projects. This workshop allows quilters to
concentrate on the true meaning of quilting which is sharing and
Vikki Pignatelli www.vikkipignatelli.com
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.