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!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Meeting Details for June 16

Hi Everyone, we're going to have a great meeting this Thursday night! But be sure to read this, we're at temporary new locations for the next few meetings. (So sorry your planning committee had no idea what was going on in that department!)

This meeting will be at 6:30 at the LDS Church in Ankeny, 721 E 1st St, Ankeny. It's where Sewing Days are held, if you've been to one of those! Thank you, Leila, for arranging that!

Eva Marie will be our presenter and she will demonstrate "skinny strip/curved piecing/slice and insert"...some of the fun techniques she learned while taking DMAQG workshops!

We need some people (but not everyone) to bring:
  • sewing machines
  • cutting mats and rotary cutters (NO rulers needed)
  • heavy duty extension cords

Everyone who wants to try the techniques should bring their own:
  • piece of background about 10" square or no bigger than a fat quarter
  • some contrasting strips at least as long as your background is wide and between 1.5" and 2.5" wide
Erin will be introducing the details of the Summer Swap and opening the sign-up for participation.

We will also be saying "Bon Voyage" to long-time member Leila Gardunia with some extra pot-luck treats. 

See you all real soon!

p.s. Be sure to go to the DMAQG meeting this month too!! Angela Walters will be our guest speaker!  Her workshops are jam-packed, hope lots of our members got signed up in time to get to go!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sewing Day, June 11

DSM Modern Quilt Group Sewing Day
Saturday, June 11
9 a.m. - ???
Ankeny LDS Church, 721 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA

Why sew alone when you can sew with friends? Imagine what you could get done if you came to sew all day with your Modern Quilt Group of friends! All are welcome. Pack up your current projects, sewing machine and supplies and join us.

Invite your friends and neighbors too, participants need not be members of DSMMQG. We will have an abundance of space for you to spread out and work! Hours are open, drop in when you can and stay as long as you want! If you are coming in the afternoon, check in with Leila to see how long we're staying.

Comment on this post if you're coming and will bring things like an iron, ironing board or cutting mat to share. Also, bring a pot-luck-type food or snack to share.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Meeting Details for May 19

Our next meeting is Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian, 4114 Allison Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Here are some details about the lovely location we meet at now: You will want to park in the parking lot on Franklin Ave. It is directly across the street from the church and is a large lot. After you park, cross Franklin and go into the church via the covered entrance. There are a set of glass double doors there. Once inside you will see a hallway & stairs going up. Ignore the stairs & follow the hallway. Turn left at the end of the hallway & then turn right. We will meet in Westminster Hall, at the end of that hallway.


Meeting Activity:

Jill Guffy and Marny Buck of Modern Quilt Relish will be doing a color theory presentation.

Please bring these supplies for Color Wheel Activity:
  • One fat quarter of medium gray solid or tone on tone (not a print)
  • Glue stick or fabric glue
  • Cutting supplies, only making small cuts
  • Scissors
Jill is supplying the colors needed

Other things to bring:
  • Please wear a nametag
  • Show and tell, works-in-progress or finished quilts
Kathy will bring treats

Fabric Challenge Finish

Group photo of our finished pieces from the Solids Fabric Challenge! Amazing what variety we came up from the same little bundle of solids!!