Monday, January 9, 2012

ANNOUNCING: First DSMMQG Sew-In--Registration Now Open!

Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild Sew In
 Waukee Arts Council, Waukee, IA
January 27-28, 2012

The Des Moines Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild is holding its first retreat! Register and come for a long evening and full day of sewing fun.
                                           Member Fee:  $10                  Non Member Fee: $25

REGISTER EARLY:  Space is limited to 24 attendees!!
Preference will be given to PAID members, so now is the time to get that membership form filled out and turned in!  Register for the Sew-In and as  a DSMMQG member all at once!!!

Member Registration for the SEW-IN:  Deadline is Friday, January 20,
**after January 20th non-members may register

Sew-In Hours
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Friday, January 27
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28

Optional Swaps, feel free to join one or both:
Bring 1 quilting book and choose 1 quilting book to take home
Bring 1 fat quarter and choose 1 fat quarter to take home
Please remember NO book left behind, NO fabric left behind


               + Please remember to wear your name tag.
               + Sewing machine, tools, notions, fabrics, etc.  A chair is available, but you
                  may bring your own.
               + Personal sewing light/lamp
               + A cutting mat will be provided but please remember your rotary cutter
                  and rulers
               + Meals are not planned so please bring any meals youwant for yourself,
                  or plan to eat out. A list of nearby restaurantswill be provided.
               + If you would like you can bring snacks, appetizers, and chocolate to
               + Coffee will be offered, and a cooler will be available, where you can keep

To register for the retreat by Friday, January 20, email or 

Payment will be needed ASAP to secure your spot.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Meeting: Folded Fabric Flowers

Our next meeting is January 19.  We will be meeting at the West Des Moines public library from 6:30 to 8:30.  Our speaker is Emma Thomas-McGinnis.

Emma will be showing us some of her work made with folded fabric flowers. She will also be teaching us how to make one kind of the flowers.

Supplies to bring:
• Four (or more) 6" squares of fabric - good choices include tone-on-tone, nearly solid batiks and solids. Starch the squares if you have time (no need to starch batiks).
• Regular sewing needle and thread to match your fabric
• Small scissors
• A few pins

You'll leaner how to go from this:
To this:

The book she will be teaching from is "Fantastic Fabric Folding" by Rebecca Wat, so if you have a copy, bring it to follow along.

Posted by Doris Brunnette, President