Upcoming 2010 Workshops
The 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 interchange of
information. (Adopted -- September 20, 2003).
Please sign up for the May and June 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
supply lists for May and June workshops will be available at
the May meeting. The supply lists are also posted on the DMAQG
website. See the links on the side bar of this newsletter.
NEW LOCATION FOR WORKSHOPS --
The May workshop has been moved to a new location. It will be at the Wildwood Lodge, 11431 Forest Avenue in Clive.
From the West Des
Moines intersection of 50th and University, head
west to 114th Street, turn north onto 114th Street,
and turn west onto Forest Avenue. Follow Forest Avenue until you reach Wildwood Lodge. You may park on either side of the building and come in through the lobby. Signs will direct you to the proper room.
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 $20
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.