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Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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8th & Grand

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August 2012 



In this issue, you will find information on all the upcoming programs, workshops, and meetings of the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild. Look for the full newsletter in your inbox next Friday.



Welcome to all newcomers to the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild.


In 1999, Newcomers was formed for the purpose of educating new members about the workings of the Guild and to get them acquainted with other members.


If you have been a member of the Guild for less than one year, please attend the next Newcomers meeting on Tuesday, August 21st at the Urbandale Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Quilt Show Co-chairs Marcia Jacobs and Ginny Barchman will be full of information about our upcoming show. Jill Reber will then give a talk entitled "Friendship Quilting."

Remember to bring one or two of your quilts for Show and Tell. 


We look forward to seeing you.

 Peggy Kirk

Peggy Kirk, Vice President


Keep working on finishing up those quilts that you entered in the show. We're all looking forward to seeing them hanging at the Iowa Events Center October 3-6, 2012.

Drop-off for finished quilts is September 21-27. All quilts should be placed in a clean pillowcase. These will be available at the next two guild meetings and at the drop-off sites. Non-judged quilts should be dropped off at The Quilt Block. Judged quilts should be dropped off at Creekside Quilting.

Again, continue to make your small treasures for the silent auction at the show, as well as the placemats for our special display. The deadline for drop-off for these items is the September 25, 2012 guild meeting.

Thank you everyone. See you at the show.

Marcia Jacobs Ginny
Marcia Jacobs and Ginny Barchman
2012 Quilt Show Co-Chairs


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 inter-change of information. (Adopted -- September 20, 2003).


For any workshop, you may mail in your reservation (see link to registration form) along with your workshop fee to Judy Proksa, 99 Linden Blvd., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327. We will also be taking reservations at our meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. If you'd like to be put on a waiting list while sending in your registration, email Judy at or call her at 515-266-1054. Once your check is received you'll be added to the workshop list.


Linda M Judy P

Linda Montet and Judy Proksa, Program Co-Chairs


Sharon Rotz


Wednesday, October 24 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) String Piecing 101 and Beyond. In hard times, quilters used every bit of their fabric. Today, we can use string piecing techniques to create a delightful mixture of color and pattern. Learn the basics and get creative.


Thursday, October 25 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Paper Piecing by the Strip. Paper piecing is a wonderful way to make perfect points but can be confusing. How much fabric should be allowed? Where should it be placed? In this class, you will learn the trick of using fabric strips to conquer this useful technique.



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 appliqué 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

Evening Applique Society  

DATE: The 1st Thursday of the Month

TIME: Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: The Quilt Block in Valley Junction


If appliqué 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.


Feel free to bring snacks or teas to share. Also bring Show & Tell, UFOs, 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 p.m. 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  


1800s Quilt Study Group


The 1800s Study Group will hold their next meeting on July
August 23rd at 6:30pm at the Quilt Block in Valley Junction. 


You can join the discussion by joining our group on Yahoo. Go to and search for 1800studygroup. For questions/assistance, please contact Virginia Berger  at


Please stop by and visit our re-designed DMAQG website at for information about upcoming quilt shows and other events taking place around the area, our newsletter archive, as well as other useful information.