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


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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.

January 28th – 8:30 to 11 :30 am
Susan Cleveland – Precision and Panache (Demonstration)

Learn to add eye-catching details to quilts and increase accuracy. No sewing supplies needed

January 29th – 9 am to 4 pm
Susan Cleveland – Piping Hot Binding

Every detail of binding and tiny perfect piping will be covered in class with step-by-step demonstrations and printed instructions

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February 26th – 9 am to 4 pm
Suzanne Marshall – Wacky Bird

Suzanne is an award winning and published appliquér. Novice or seasoned, you will learn new techniques from her.

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March 25th – 9 am to 4 pm
Catherine Redford  – Walking Foot Quilting Beyond the Ditch

Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of the walking foot.

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April 29th – 9 am to 4 pm
Carl Hentsch  – Barn Raising

It’s a log cabin made into a lone star quilt. Start with a 45 degree diamond and end with an amazing star quilt.

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May 27th – 9 am to Noon
Diane Murtha – License to Play 

A twist on tradition. Explore creative ways to modify traditional block patterns.

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May 27th – 1 – 4 pm
Diane Murtha – Modified Quilt as You Go

Quilting through each block and batting makes quilting easy for both new and experienced quilters. Add the backing later for step two.

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June 24th – 9 am to 4 pm
Carole Lyles Shaw – Parisian Curves

Improvisationally cut and piecing quarter-circle curves. No pinning or templates necessary.

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July 29th – 9 am to 4 pm
Ruth Ann Berry – Bargello Quilts in Motion

A new “twist” on an old pattern. Make your bargello quilt appear to be moving in space.

July 30th – 9 am to 4 pm
Ruth Ann Berry – Simplified 3D Quilts

Create an optical illusion. Make simple blocks appear to be three-dimensional.

October 28th – 9 am to 4 pm
Deb Karasik – Inner Light

Learn the basics of easy paper piecing and how color can make your quilt glow.