Wednesday, January 11, 2017

First meeting 2017!

Our first 2017 meeting is coming right up on Thursday, January 19th at Woodside Quilting. We are going to get started with the actual meeting at 6:45. 


  • Connie will share the overall direction our Des Moines Modern Quilt Group, as a group within the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild, is going to take this year. 
  • Connie also plans a short overview of Modern quilting. 
  • Marny will present the preliminary 2017 calendar that the steering committee has devised. Lots of room for helpful suggestions and additions remains! 
  • Jill McBroom will explain the ever popular Finish It Up challenge. Deadline is July.
  • A new, to our group, Paint Chip Challenge will start too. If you can't be at the meeting and you want to participate (deadline is April at this point), designate someone to draw your random paint chips for you please!


Garage Sale coming in February!! One quilter's stash is another quilter's treasure...or something like that. This too will be explained.

The quilting year is off to a great start!!



Monday, November 14, 2016

Upcoming meeting Thursday, November 17th

November 17, 2016

  • Remember Thursday is our Annual Holiday Party and Gift Swap with Potluck Treats. Everyone contributes a treat, bring a wrapped gift you've made if you want to participate in the gift exchange.
  • We also have a Runner Challenge due! Rules: Runner must be at least twice as long as it is wide. Bring it anonymously in a brown paper bag. The runners will be hung in a classroom at Woodside Quilting till January or so. We'll vote on a winner at the meeting. Woodside is kindly rewarding the winner with a gift card!

Friday, October 21, 2016

News from October 20th meeting

Please see below, news about the upcoming retreat, a Runner Challenge for November's meeting, and a reminder about the Gift Swap/Holiday Party

Saturday, November 5, 2016  Retreat 9-4 at Woodside Quilting

  • Bring food to share
  • $60 cleaning fee will be split by participants

November 17, 2016

  • Annual Holiday Party and Gift Swap with Potluck Treats. Everyone contributes a treat, bring a wrapped gift you've made if you want to participate in the gift exchange.
  • New! Runner Challenge due! Rules: Runner must be at least twice as long as it is wide. Bring it anonymously in a brown paper bag. The runners will be hung in a classroom at Woodside Quilting till January or so. We'll vote at the meeting. Woodside is rewarding the winner with a gift card!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Upcoming meeting Thursday, October 20th

This in from Eva Marie: 

"Our next meeting will be next Thursday, the 20th, at Woodside Quilting. I will be doing a demo of my super secret stash buster infinity scarf. This is the perfect project for the fabric you love, but can't bear to cut up. You can also make a handmade gift for everyone on your list in an afternoon.
I will bring paper and show everyone the technique and everyone can make a paper model to take home so they remember the construction trick."

Annette, Lisa and Penny are listed as bringing the treats.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Reminder and More!

Happy Update! Kerrie Hill-Elliott will be joining us tomorrow night. Kerrie will show us how photos and digital editing can be helpful in designing or inspiring designs for quilts. It should be a fun meeting, we'll have Kerrie, Notebook Cover exchange and Show & Tell!

Remember, NEW meeting place. Starting with our next meeting (September 15) all upcoming meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. at a NEW LOCATION: Woodside Quilting, 5360 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50313  Click for Map 

Monday, September 5, 2016

NEW location and Meeting details for September 15th

We have a brand new meeting location starting Thursday, September 15th!

Please Note!
Starting with our next meeting (September 15) meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. at a NEW LOCATION: Woodside Quilting, 5360 NE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50313  Click for Map 

We are planning to enjoy Show & Tell and the Covered Notebook exchange.  For those who chose to participate, please bring your secret covered notebook wrapped! It will be fun for everyone to see and guess!

Emma and Marny are bring snacks.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Meeting Details for August 18

Our next meeting is this week, Thursday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines.

The topic of discussion for the night will be English Paper Piecing! Bring on the hexies!! (or diamonds or other fun shapes, of course, too) We have a special guest, Missie Carpenter, of TraditionalPrimitives.com to demonstrate her great technique of starch basting and a trunk show of unique work.  AND we encourage all of you to dig through your trunks or take your best EPP work off the wall and bring it in for a special show and tell of all things English Paper Pieced. New or old, finished or un, we want to see what you've been working on and how you like to do it best. Oh and if you have an in-progress project of this sort, be sure to bring it and make a little progress while we visit!

Of course, please bring your other show and tell as well. Treats will be provided by Kathy Russi.
See you all soon!