At our next guild meeting on Tuesday, July 26, we welcome Joanie Zeier Poole. Joanie
has had a lifelong passion for quilts and for pursuing an education in
art, including a degree in graphic design. She creates original
patterns for quilting, appliqué and embroidery through her company,
Heirloom Quilting Designs. Using a home sewing machine, she has designed
many award-winning quilts, earning Best of Show at both Road to
California 2006 and Pacific International Quilt Festival 2006.
The afternoon lecture topic is "Heirloom Quilting by Machine."
The evening lecture topic is "A Quarter Century of Quilts."
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.
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have those days where you don't know if you are coming or going!
It's been one of those seasons for me. I knew I was in trouble
this morning when I woke up comparing the lives of bees and ants to
frogs and turtles. Oh how I wish I could quit buzzing around so
fast and sit on a lily pad waiting for the next fly to come around. Well
today I took the day off and guess what it's not to sit on a lily
pad. I am working to finish some things that have deadlines.
A couple of those items are for quilting and this morning when I sit
back and look, the patterns are the whirl-i-gig with bright, bold colors
and a wall hanging with ants stealing a piece of watermelon.
Remarkable our work often displays where we are in life and as much as I
think I would like to change it, I think it is here to stay and I am
glad for it. I can't wait to see the Show & Tell each month,
the quilts/small quilts that will be displayed in the show this year,
and the State Fair Entries! If you haven't sent in your entry
forms, do it now! If you have, it is much appreciated so our
worker bees can find some time to sit on a lily pad far away from the
frogs and turtles closer to show time!
See you at the meeting
AUGUST CHARITY AUCTION
be thinking about what you wish to donate to our auction or to the
Mall in the Hall. The auction will be held Tuesday, August 23.
More details will be in the July and August newsletters.
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,
July '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
Joanie Zeier Poole
Wednesday, July 27 (9am - 4pm) -- CHOOSING, ADAPTING, AND USING QUILTING DESIGNS --
for a day of fun and discovery creating your own quilting designs with
Joanie's easy paper template method! Using simple tools and skills from
the art world, learn to manipulate almost any image, including stencils
and paper patterns, to fill the quilt top with perfectly coordinating
squares, triangles and multi-sized borders. Prior to class, each student
constructs a small quilt top that is used to demonstrate how various
spaces are divided and filled and to show a variety of marking
procedures. All experience levels, any quilting technique --no machines
required. Material fee of $3.00 to be collected in class.
Thursday, July 28 (9am - 4pm) NEW ---- BACKGROUND BONANZA -- From
the ripple stipple to simple grids, from headbands to lazy daisies,
filling the quilt background with interesting patterns that create
texture, depth and movement is not only possible with machine quilting,
Joanie encourages it. Enjoy a full and creative day expanding your
free-motion skills creating a wholecloth sampler of patterns used to
anchor the entire top or just fill in around stitched motifs. Includes
an impressive portfolio of stitched examples of the techniques. Pattern is needed before class to do preparation work for class and is available from Val Russell for $6.
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 July will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at
6:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Library. Rebecca McCreary and Sara Harless
will talk about "Beyond the Block--Scrap Piecing."
Remember to bring "Show N Tell", block of the month, and blocks for the NewComers Veterans Quilt.
August 16---Machine Quilting with Barb Riggs
Sept 20--Finishing Touches: Binding, Squaring Up and Labels with Shirley Loeffler
If you have any qiestions, please call Barb at 515-279-2651.
Barb Smalley, Vice President
SPECIAL GROUP MEETINGS
Evening Applique Society
Society invites anyone who loves to applique, whether by hand or
machine, to come and join the group. It doesn't matter if you're an
experienced or beginner appliquer. We meet at the Quilt Block on the third Thursday
of each month at 6:30 p.m. We also get together just to have fun and
learn from each other. If you have any questions, please contact
Jeannie Murphy at 515-440-2160 or QSJeanniem@aol.com
1800s Quilt Study Group
The 1800s Quilt Study Group always meets the fourth Thursday of the month at The Quilt Block at 6:30 p.m. Our next meeting is July 28. Please
note that meetings are an informal exchange of ideas and information.
If you have any questions, please contact Kimber at 515-993-4005
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