|Upcoming Program |
next guild meeting on Tuesday, September 28, we welcome Sheila
Green from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln,
"3500 Quilts and Counting:
A Volunteer's Perspective"
This talk covers the history of the museum as well as what they are doing today. Sheila
will give us information about what she does at the museum as a
volunteer, what classes she has taught at the museum, and how the
Lincoln and Nebraska State Quilt guilds support the museum.
Sheila lives in Lincoln with her husband Ken. She started quilting 15 years ago. She
has taught quilting to children and adults and has lead work-shops in
the public schools, The Museum of Nebraska History and the International
Quilt Study Center and Museum and is on the Board of the FRIENDS of the
International Quilt Study Center and Museum.She loves researching the
exhibitions and sharing the history for the art of quilting with the
museum visitors, young and old.
the museum's quilt collection is preserved in a controlled atmosphere,
Sheila will not be able to bring any quilts with her. However, part of her program will be a power point presentation with pictures of some of the 3500 quilts.
Please invite others whom you think might enjoy this program. The lecture fee for non-members is only $5.
meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the West Des Moines
United Methodist Church at 8th & Grand, in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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YOU! The Women's Health Charity Auction gathered $12,999.51 and
the monies were distributed as follows: Hospice of Central Iowa
$5,461.90, Susan G. Komen $4,452.68, and American Heart Association
$3,084.93. Your generosity is so amazing and I know all the efforts you
put into having this event each year. Special Thanks to all of the
volunteers that supported the Mall in the Hall and the
Auction. You all made it so effortless.
to all the State Fair Ribbon Winners! Doesn't it feel special to
know that we have had a sneak preview in our Show & Tell and how
great it feels to see ribbons attached to our Friend's quilts. We
are so fortunate to belong and have such a talented/diverse quilt
guild. The Fair gets me excited to see the Quilt Show. I always
walk out with admiration and inspiration. I just need a few little
quilting elves to get all that inspiration down in fabric.
to be working on your President's Challenge "Winter
Wonderland". The weather may be here before I get mine finished but
I do have an idea and have purchased the right fabrics to make it
happen. It's one of the few shopping trips that I knew what I
needed before I bought the fabric. We have such great shops in our
area that help support our habit.
leaves are starting to get that feeling of change. The colors of
the foliage and the crisp, cool air always get me moving. Take the
time to enjoy the season, put a pot of soup on, and enjoy your quilting
time. There's nothing better--except taking a weekend to
come to the Quilt Show and enjoy it with friends!
Upcoming 2010 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,
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 email@example.com
for the October workshops will be at the West Des Moines Christian
Church at 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. We will meet
in Building #3 which is the one closest to Prairie Life Fitness.
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.
The Newcomers Meeting for August will be held on Wednesday, September 22 at
6:30 p.m. at the Urbandale Library. Jeannie Stille will be
discussing and answering questions on Long Arm Quilting.
Remember to bring
your finished projects and the projects you are currently working
on. We will try to cover any issues you may be having on a current
This is the last Newcomer meeting until 2011.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 515-270-1485.
some requests for directions for the quilt sleeves to be
on quilts entered in the quilt show. Click here for
the directions located on the DMAQG website: quilt sleeves
Special Group Meetings
Evening Applique Society
QSJeanniem@aol.com or 515-440-2160.
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. Any questions please contact Jeannie Murphy at
1800s Quilt Study Group
Our group always meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at The Quilt Block. Our next meeting will be September 23rd and the study topic will be quilting bees and quilting as a social outlet. For a list of future study topics, contact Kimber Van Heukelom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-993-4005.
Flu shots will be available at the September 28
meetings for all members. Nurses from Wesley Life will be available
from Noon to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost per shot is
$20. Medicare covers the cost in full so please bring your
Medicare number so the claim can be filed for you.
Save These Dates
member Nylene Dory will be having a huge fabric sale on October
14, 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Nylene will be
selling fabric, patterns, books, magazines and needlework. Nylene's address is 5401 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines.