Friday, March 16, 2012

Great Meeting Last Night!

The Des Moines Chapter of the MQG is gaining in numbers, gaining in strength, and we have found our momentum and stride!

Last night's meeting was FABULOUS--our speaker was member Karen Thompson (raised and reared in India, but an Iowan for 9 years now) who educated us on India's fabric production, the styles, the traditions, and brought YUMMY fabric to share from her recent trip home to visit her parents.  Every month brings more fun and inspiring Show & Share items!  Last night was no exception.

New visitor (and hopefully soon to-be-member) Peg brought her Craftsy BOM blocks to share with us--great stuff for a beginner!  Emily C. brought her Birdie Stitches BOM blocks (from Little Miss Shabby's blog) including a few she drew herself to change out from the one's provided in the BOM--way to go, Em!  Crystal, Jill, Marny, and Linda all brought quilts they worked on at the Sew-In in January to share their finished projects--BEAUTIFUL!!!

The programs is "Free-motion Quilting: Choosing Designs and
Tips & Techniques" with Linda Hungerford---those of you who have been asking for more info on Free Motion Quilting, now's your chance!!!

We meet in May, on the 17th (Program TBD)

and mark your calendars for June 21, Janet Pittman will be teaching "Machine Applique: The Basics & Beyond" 

Please consider joining us, the meetings get better every month!

Monday, March 12, 2012

LOCATION CHANGE for this week's meeting!!!

The meeting this Thursday, March 15, will be at the Waukee Arts Center, 405 Maple Street, Waukee, IA.  (It is the old Catholic Church Building near downtown).

Please bring an item to show and share, either a finished project or a WIP--we like to see them all!
Our program will be presented by Karen Thompson, and the topic will be the fabrics of and quilting in India!