Friday, November 18, 2011

November 2011 Meeting Recap

Last night's meeting was great fun, very little business, a little savoring the refreshments brought by our members, and much chatting and getting to know each other better.  We had the reveal of our "Ugly Fabric" Swap, her are a few highlights:

as well as swapped the Seasonal/Holiday items we made... my have made by Jill:
Lots of pics at our flickr site!

See you next year, DSMMQs!

Posted by Doris Brunnette, President

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meeting Tonight

Come out for the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild meeting tonight.  We are meeting in Valley Junction.
315 5th st.
West Des Moines, IA 50265

We are haivng out Holiday Swap and a social meeting with lots of yummies!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

December -- and Art Quilt Exhibit in AMES

Please note, we will NOT have a meeting in December-- 

Our next meetings are November 17, 2011 and January 19, 2012. 

If this leaves you without something to do on December 15th, maybe you want to check out this exhibit in Ames (the artist is the mother of DSMMQG Member, Greta Anderson!)

Material Matrixes: Bar-code Inspired Quilts
Deborah Melton Anderson of Columbus, Ohio
Gallery in the Round
1015 Hyland Ave.
Ames, Iowa


Deborah says: "My quilts might be described as fabric collages....The construction process is satsifying physically and mentally...The molding of the basic image involves an emotional response to a place, an object, an event, etc.; an excitement that the fabrics elicit from me when combined with other fabrics; an on-going challenge to create an engaging composition that draws the viewer into the work rather than capturing a mere momentary interest; and lastly, a personal challenge to put aside a formulaic vision in favor of a search for a new visual language..." 

See photos that Greta Provided in the album I posted on our site here today!

Greta says:  "In short, my mother is an artist. She has been prolifically creating in fabric for four decades and has a resume of artistic achievement and involvement that is umpteen pages long. I think of her as "cutting edge" (no pun intended) but completely without pretension: she simply sees the world from a unique perspective. She was among the pioneers of the use of photo transfers in art quilts (no "mug shots" need apply! she photographs surfaces, textures, colors, etc. to makeher own fabrics). Her recent work, shown in this exhibit, reflects her "inspiration" by postal bar-codes and QR codes (OK, who but a NON-categorical thinker would be inspired by bar codes?). Ever fascinated by the abstract, by patterns and color, my mom has taught me to see beauty everywhere--and what else can I say?! I love her for it (and for many other gifts)."


Posted by Doris Brunnette, President

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Meeting Location

Remember, our November meeting, on the 17th, will be held at NEW LOCATION:

At the Heart of Quilting, 315 5th St. (Valley Junction) West Des Moines, IA 50265

We will be meeting at our usual time, 6:30.

Participants in the "One Fourth Ugly Swap" will Show and Tell their items.

We will be having a Holiday Project Exchange.  Bring a small quilted project with a holiday theme to exchange.  The holiday theme can be any holiday, not just the winter ones (or simply seasonal, Autumn, Winter, etc.).  This will be a FUN Get Acquainted gathering---hope you can join us.

Looking forward to seeing you there.  Guests and visitors are always welcome.

Eva Marie Evans