Meetings Fourth Tuesday of Every Month at Des Moines Christian Church
at 1 pm and 7 pm


DMAQG traditionally holds 2 full retreats each year a spring retreat and a fall retreat. Both are Thursday thru Sunday, sleepover retreats in the wonderful Camp Wesley Woods of Indianola.

Spring Retreat April 16 – 19, 2020

Retreat is an amazing time to get your quilting projects done, while visiting with friends new and old. You will need to bring all your own sewing supplies and your own projects. We will provide a large sewing area in a well-lit building and a long table and chairs. We recommend you bring your own more comfortable (office type) chair and task lighting if you like to work at night. We will share ironing stations and cutting stations, so please consider whether you can contribute one of those items for group use and be sure to label everything you bring to share, such as mats, rulers and tools.
You can choose to stay overnight each night during the retreat or provide your own accommodations and transportation each day.
For overnight guests, you will need to pack your own bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets/quilts and towels) as well as clothes, pjs, and toiletries.
Everyone brings snacks, which are shared because what is a quilt event without a terrific variety of treats? Camp Wesley Woods will provide dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and brunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Costs for meals are included in your retreat fee.
Our retreat coordinators will offer some fun extras, such as exercise time, show and tell, massage, knife sharpening, shopping, a charity project, and a communal UFO giveaway table depending on availability and you will hear those details before retreat after you register. If you have any questions, contact Susie Martin, 2020 retreat coordinator.

Save the Date for Fall Retreat Oct 15 – 18, 2020 and in 2021: April 15 -18 and Oct 21 – 24

Sew Bee It – Sewing Social

Now there is yet another option for guild members, the “Sew Bee It Socials” are another time for sewing together with guild friends. These are daytime-only Friday and Saturday retreats at our bright and spacious workshop location the West Des Moines Christian Church.

Upcoming Sew Bee It Social

Sew those January Blues away at the Sew Bee It sewing social January 17 – 18, 2020.  It’s two days of sewing and socializing with creative and fun guild members!! Download the registration form, registration starts at the December Tea.   Hope to see you there.

– Lisa Zbylicki

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