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

Workshops

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Please register for Workshops by downloading the pdf below. Print it, fill it out and mail it with your check or bring it to the next in-person meeting. Your registration will be complete and your spot reserved once we receive your check.

 

Information about the

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.

2021 Workshop Schedule

We finally have some workshops planned! More details about each class will be posted soon, but for now you can review these quilters’ websites and start planning which workshops interest you…

SEPTEMBER

Diane Murtha
dianelmurtha.com

Wednesday, September 29 from 8 am to Noon:
Quilt As You Go Hexies

Like the look of traditional English Paper Piecing but don’t want to do all that hand sewing! Try this class. Everything can be done by machine! Your project can be as big or small as you like. It still can be sewn by hand, if you chose.


Wednesday, September 29 from 1 pm to 5 pm:
Modified Quilt as You Go

Think of this technique as two-step quilting. This class yields 25 perfect 4 ½” quilted blocks embellished with a variety of applique options, then assembled. Quilting thru each block and batting individually makes quilting easy for both new and experienced quilters alike – no bulk or awkward struggling with a large sandwiched quilt. A great project for increasing accuracy, as well as small space quilting, like retreats, or for me, my RV! Add backing fabric and the second step quilting and you are done. This technique can be used to create any size canvas that can be appliqued in endless options.


OCTOBER

Mary Blythe
blythegirldesigns.com
Workshops: TBD Wool

Wednesday, October 27, 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday, October 28, 9 am to 4 pm
Wool Workshops – Your Choice of Project, Your Choice of Day

In the one day 6-hr workshop you will learn basic project preparation and construction of the wool appliqué project of your choice. Choose from 4 designs. You will get tips and step by step help in starting. During the time you will be able to trace, cut, and layout the entire project and start stitching. We’ll share extra tips and techniques that will be helpful for all wool appliqué projects. You will leave the class confident you’ll be able to finish the project on your own. Kit fee $35 payable to the instructor.