Annual Charity Auction and Mall in the Hall will take place
on Tuesday, August 23 at the West Des Moines United Methodist
Church at 8th & Grand in West Des Moines. This takes the place of
both our regular meetings.
The Mall in the Hall opens at 5:30 and the auction begins at 6:00 p.m.
There will be NO programs until October because of the Charity Auction in August and the AQS/Des Moines Quilt Show the end of September.
Our next guild meeting will be on Tuesday, October 25, and Anita Shackelford will be the speaker.
topic of her afternoon lecture will be "Designing the New Album Quilt."
The evening lecture will be "Applique With Folded Cutwork."
Workshop Registration and Class Supply Lists
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Broderie Perse Applique---Supply list available from Val Russell
Spring Bouquet--Supply List available from Val Russell
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I apologize for sending the WRONG newsletter earlier tonight----
Linda Enghausen, editor
had an opportunity this past week to take my Grandson shopping for a
quilt he has asked me to make. How things change from year to
year. Last year Noah asked me where he was on my list for making
quilts. I pointed out I had quite a few that I needed to finish
and then I asked him if he had an idea of what he wanted. He
quickly took me to his room and showed me his Minnesota Vikings helmet
with strict instructions it needs to be purple and gold with a white
swish in the corners. This year when I mentioned we needed to go
to the Quilt Store to get the fabrics he was very satisfied with me
doing that alone since I had good judgment in fabric choices.
Needless to say I knew if I wanted his help it was going to have to be a
quick shopping trip. We had our opportunity Wednesday
before going to Adventureland and I'm happy to say with the great help
of quilting shop friends we were in and out of the shop in less than 40
minutes. The quickest fabric selection I have ever done. We
are so fortunate to have great quilt shops in our surrounding
area. Noah thought it was very cool that the clerks were well
versed in Minnesota Vikings trivia as well! It's a great memory
and I'm so glad we found the time to take this little excursion.
He's pretty proud of those fabrics and I can't wait to get
that is what quilting is about for me. I am blessed with many
friends and family that may not sew but they appreciate the time and
talents put into these gifts of love. So too, although we probably
will not meet or know the Veterans or those receiving Community Support
gifts--it is uplifting to me to know that it is all done out of love
and respect for those who do not have this talent. I am in awe
after each meeting of your generosity and the give, give, give attitude
of each of you. There are years I do not produce anything to give
but other years I am able to achieve quite a lot. I always know
when it is meant to be because the time is opened up and zwa la a
finished product shines back at me.
you at the AUCTION!!! I am busy cleaning my quilting
shelves. It's like a shopping trip by itself but I'm so glad to
have an opportunity to share those gadgets, patterns, and fabrics that I
no longer have a need for.
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 starting
at 5:30 p.m. Details were in the July newsletter
and will also be in the August newsletter you will receive next week.
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 August will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at
6:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Library. Barb Riggs will talk about machine
Remember to bring "Show N Tell" and block of the month.
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
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 email@example.com
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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