Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 20th Meeting

We have a meeting this Thursday at Woodside Quilting. The actual meeting starts at 6:45. 


Mary P. will be running the meeting.

Emily V. will do a presentation on embroidery. It will be a special opportunity to see and learn!

Your Paint Chip challenges are due. We've already seen a few, can't wait to see some more!

Bring those modern show & tells! 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 16th meeting

Our March meeting is coming right up on Thursday, March 16th at Woodside Quilting. We are going to start the actual meeting at 6:45. 

Riane will be presenting a program on sashiko. It should be a wonderful learning experience!

Marny will address the use of negative space in modern quilting. 

And as always, bring those modern show & tells! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 16th meeting, Garage Sale

Our February meeting is coming right up on Thursday, February 16th at Woodside Quilting. We are going to start the actual meeting at 6:45. 

It will be a fun Garage Sale Night!! Go through your stash, price all the quilt quality fabrics, books, etc. that you would like to sell, and bring them to the meeting. Bring your cash and checks so that you can buy!

Sherry will present a short program on asymmetry in our ongoing monthly exploration of modern design.

And we always enjoy show & tell! 

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.