Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April's Guild Meeting

We have had to cancel the trunk show and workshop with Amanda Jean Nyberg because we didn't have enough people sign up for the workshop to make it financially viable.  We are sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience.

Our April meeting will still be Friday, April 11th at the Waukee Arts Center.  In addition to our regular show and tell we will have a First-and-Latest show and tell.  Bring your first quilt (or a picture or another one of your earliest) and share how you got started quilting.  We will have some snacks and time for handwork and socialization afterwards as time permits.

Come at 6:30 to mingle and we will start at 6:45.


Monday, March 17, 2014

March Meeting at the Urbandale Public Library

Last night I posted the wrong location for our March meeting.  
We will meet at 6:30 pm, March 20th at the 
Urbandale Public Library.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Trunk Show and Workshop with Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts

Fri, April 11
Stunning Scrap Quilts 
With Amanda Jean Nyberg

For the April meeting of the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild, Amanda Jean, the creative genius behind the popular blog Crazy Mom Quilts and co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts, will discuss organizing and using fabric scraps and show more than 20 of her inspiring quilts.   Invite a friend!  You will not want to miss it!  

Friday, April 11 @ 6:30 pm
It will be held at the Waukee Arts Center

405 Maple St, Waukee

6:30 - 7 pm Meet and Greet

7 - 8 pm - Trunk Show
Free for DSMMQG members / $10 all others

Bright Birches Quilt
 Bright Birches Workshop 

 Amanda Jean will also teach a workshop based on her Bright Birches Quilt pattern on Saturday April 12.  This 6 hour workshop will be jammed packed with instruction and fun.    

Pass the word on to all of your quilting friends.  This is a not to be missed opportunity!

Saturday, April 12 9:30 am – 3:30 pm  
West Des Moines Public Library
$40 members of DSMMQG/$60 all others

email dsmmqg.gmail.com to register

Please forward this to anyone that you think might be interested in attending.  

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Meeting: Exploring Modern

The original meeting location was incorrect.  
We will meet at the Urbandale Public Library for our March Meeting.

We have an amazing program lined up for you this Thursday!  Jill and Marny will be leading a discussion and hands on activity exploring what makes blocks modern.  Here is what they say about the program:

"What do you feel makes a block modern?  Let's explore out loud and in person!  We'll look at the modern blocks you all bring and discuss a bit why they are modern.  Then you'll use your favorite traditional block and examine ways to make it modern."

The supply list for Thursday 3/20/14 meeting
  • a modern block, can be an actual block or just a picture
  • have your favorite traditional block in mind, you'll be making mock cut and paste blocks based on this block 
  • glue stick
  • either fabric or colored paper in a range of values, including a background that is either lighter or darker than everything else 
  • if using fabric, rotary cutting supplies. Scissors and ruler will work for those using paper if you don't want to dull a rotary blade.
You are not going to want to miss this.  Mark you calendars and invite a friend!

Thursday, March 20th 
6:30 - meet to socialize
6:45 - program starts
at the

Urbandale Public Library

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sign up for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

It's so exciting to have yet another fabric challenge! I know some members of our group are already excited about this fabric and looking forward to getting into their hands. :) Check out the announcement here:

Michael Miller Fabric Challenge: Are you ready?

If you want to participate, please comment on the post I made on our group page on the national site.  This is for members only.

If you have any questions, please email me at dsmmqg@gmail.com.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quilt Guild Meeting Tonight and Announcements

We just wanted to remind you we will be meeting today at the Fred Maytag Scout Center, 6123 SCOUT TRAIL, Des Moines.  6:30 Meet and Greet, 6:45 the meeting will start.  We will be talking about taking color inspiration from art.

We will also be sharing our Riley Blake Fabric Challenge items.  Did you see that Doris won first place in the overall challenge?!?  A huge congratulations to her!

Memberships dues are due today.  If you can't make the meeting please mail your dues to Sherry.  Email dsmmqg at gmail dot com to get her address.

Bright Birches by Amanda Jean Nyberg
Tonight we will also have signing ups and bebcollecting money for the Bright Birches Workshop with Amanda Jean Nyburg (aka Crazy Mom Quilts).  The workshop will be Saturday, April 12 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the West Des Moines Public Library.  The cost is $40 for guild members and $60 for non-members.  Priority member sign-up end on March 1 when registration will open to the public (tell your friends!!!).  The workshop fee must be paid by next month's meeting (March 21st) or your spot will open for someone else.  You can also mail in the fee before March 12 (again, email dsmmqg at gmail dot com for the address).

If you can't make it to the workshop be sure to put Amanda Jean's Trunk Show on your calendar.  She will be talking about Scrap Management and Using Scraps in Quilts.  Pass on this info to anyone who you think might be interested.  Fee for non-members is $10.

Friday April 11 @ 6:30 

Waukee Area Arts Council

405 Maple St
Waukee, IA 50263

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Another lovely day in the neighborhood -- MEETING POSTPONED

Once again Mother Nature is showing her strength on a Thursday...

Tonight's meeting is POSTPONED until NEXT Thursday, February 27, 2014.  It will be held at the same location, the Fred Maytag Scout Center in West Des Moines.

Please NOTE: Memberships are DUE NOW. If you are not able to attend the meeting next week, please mail your membership form to: 

Membership (form here) Forms and a check for $30 should be mailed to BY MARCH 1, 2014: 

Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild, Treasurer
6109 Foxboro Road
Johnston, IA 50131

Drive carefully and stay safe!