Workshops

You may register for Workshops online with the button below. Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation to print and mail with your check. Your registration will be complete and your spot reserved once we receive your check.  If you’d rather, you may print the pdf registration form, fill it out and mail your check with that. Register early to save your spot!


July 2019: Millie Kehrli

Workshop July 24. 2019, 9 am – 4 pm
Christmas in July

Start this asymmetrical quilt in July so that you’ll have one ready to go for the holidays–or several if you become addicted to the pattern and exploring how to change it up like I did. “Bright Christmas” is a free pattern, available from Hoffman California Fabrics, that uses two sizes of equilateral triangles to create a simple yet stunning design. In the workshop, I’ll show you how I’ve adapted the sizes of the triangles to change the quilt from the original lap size  (54″ x 66″) to wall-hanging and tiny quilt sizes. In addition to size variations, you’ll discover color and triangle placement options to add depth and originality to the pattern. This is a perfect Christmas fabric stashbuster quilt. The more variety, the better.
Cost: $50

The second Workshop for July has been cancelled

October 2019: Linda Halpin

www.lindahalpin.com

Workshop October 23, 2019, 9 am – 4 pm
“Hawaiian Applique”

The lacy elegance of paper snowflakes is translated into fabric in this applique technique indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. Surround a 12” central motif with an elegant appliqued border. The resulting 24” piece is stunning by itself, or spectacular as the central medallion for your next quilt. Students will learn how to design a motif, apply it to the background, and applique with invisible stitchery. This is a handwork class; no sewing machine required. This class is limited to 16 students.
Proficiency: Hand applique at all levels
Cost: $50

Workshop October 24, 2019, 9 am – 4 pm
“Crossroads Scrap Quilt”

One of the things I love about doing scrap quilts is that I learn something new about fabric combinations with each quilt I do. The construction technique for this quilt contain a bit of magic! Using four patch blocks in the construction of this nine patch variation will really allow you to fine-tune your piecing and fabric selection skills. This class is limited to 16 students.
Proficiency: All levels
Cost: $50

WORKSHOP LOCATION

All meetings and workshops will be held at the 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 0.9 mile. The West Des Moines Christian Church will be on the north side of Mills Civic Parkway. Meetings are in the Sanctuary in Building 2 and workshops are in Building 3 (Closest to PrairieLife).


WORKSHOP POLICIES

  1. Registrations paid for at the time of registration are placed on the paid/confirmed list.
  2. Registrations not accompanied by payment are not confirmed and are put on a waiting list, subject to available space at time of payment. Once payment is received, if space is still available, class registration is confirmed. No one will be considered registered for a class until payment is received. Once a class is full, those on the waiting list need not make payment until space becomes available.
  3. 30 days prior to a class, any vacancies become available to non-guild members at an additional fee of $10 per full-day class or $5 per half-day class.
  4. Payment is refundable if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the day of the workshop.
  5. One check may be made out to DMAQG for all workshops chosen.
  6. *Some classes have additional fees, payable to the instructor, on the day of class.
  7. All classes will be held at the West Des Moines Christian Church, Building #3, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines.

Program Co-chair:  Jodi Evans  515.229.6717      jevans4621@gmail.com

Mail Registration Forms to:   Jodi Evans  1018 NW Irvinedale Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023