Women's Health Auction
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
West Des Moines United Methodist Church
8th & Grand
West Des Moines
Mall in the Hall
In the Fellowship Hall
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary
View 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Auction 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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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.
1999, Newcomers was formed for the purpose of educating new members
about the workings of the Guild and to get them acquainted with other
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.
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, Vice President
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.
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 and Ginny Barchman
2012 Quilt Show Co-Chairs
UPCOMING 2012 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, 2003).
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 email@example.com or call her at 515-266-1054. Once your check is received you'll be added to the workshop list.
Linda Montet and Judy Proksa, Program Co-Chairs
Sharon Rotz www.bysher.net
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Applique Society
DATE: The 1st Thursday of the Month
TIME: Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: The Quilt Block in Valley Junction
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.
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 QSJeanniem@aol.com
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 http://groups.yahoo.com/ and search for 1800studygroup. For questions/assistance, please contact Virginia Berger at email@example.com.
Please stop by and visit our
re-designed 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 useful