Friday, February 28, 2014

Sign up for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

It's so exciting to have yet another fabric challenge! I know some members of our group are already excited about this fabric and looking forward to getting into their hands. :) Check out the announcement here:

Michael Miller Fabric Challenge: Are you ready?

If you want to participate, please comment on the post I made on our group page on the national site.  This is for members only.

If you have any questions, please email me at


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quilt Guild Meeting Tonight and Announcements

We just wanted to remind you we will be meeting today at the Fred Maytag Scout Center, 6123 SCOUT TRAIL, Des Moines.  6:30 Meet and Greet, 6:45 the meeting will start.  We will be talking about taking color inspiration from art.

We will also be sharing our Riley Blake Fabric Challenge items.  Did you see that Doris won first place in the overall challenge?!?  A huge congratulations to her!

Memberships dues are due today.  If you can't make the meeting please mail your dues to Sherry.  Email dsmmqg at gmail dot com to get her address.

Bright Birches by Amanda Jean Nyberg
Tonight we will also have signing ups and bebcollecting money for the Bright Birches Workshop with Amanda Jean Nyburg (aka Crazy Mom Quilts).  The workshop will be Saturday, April 12 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the West Des Moines Public Library.  The cost is $40 for guild members and $60 for non-members.  Priority member sign-up end on March 1 when registration will open to the public (tell your friends!!!).  The workshop fee must be paid by next month's meeting (March 21st) or your spot will open for someone else.  You can also mail in the fee before March 12 (again, email dsmmqg at gmail dot com for the address).

If you can't make it to the workshop be sure to put Amanda Jean's Trunk Show on your calendar.  She will be talking about Scrap Management and Using Scraps in Quilts.  Pass on this info to anyone who you think might be interested.  Fee for non-members is $10.

Friday April 11 @ 6:30 

Waukee Area Arts Council

405 Maple St
Waukee, IA 50263

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Another lovely day in the neighborhood -- MEETING POSTPONED

Once again Mother Nature is showing her strength on a Thursday...

Tonight's meeting is POSTPONED until NEXT Thursday, February 27, 2014.  It will be held at the same location, the Fred Maytag Scout Center in West Des Moines.

Please NOTE: Memberships are DUE NOW. If you are not able to attend the meeting next week, please mail your membership form to: 

Membership (form here) Forms and a check for $30 should be mailed to BY MARCH 1, 2014: 

Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild, Treasurer
6109 Foxboro Road
Johnston, IA 50131

Drive carefully and stay safe!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts is visiting our Guild in April!

We will soon be opening registration, but we want to get the word our so you can Save the Date! The program at our April Guild meeting will be presented by Amanda Jean Nyberg, co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts, and owner of the incredibly popular blog,

Amanda Jean will be giving a program at our regular monthly meeting on FRIDAY, April 11, at 6:30, at the Waukee Arts Center. On SATURDAY, April 12th, she will be teaching a workshop for the guild, based on her Bright Birches Pattern. The workshop will be held at the West Des Moines Public Library.

Bright Birches quilt by Amanda Jean Nyberg

Watch here for more details to follow (including price and registration deadlines)

Limited seating is available for the Saturday workshop (to reserve your space, be prepared to sign up at next week's meeting!). Registration will be available to DSMMQG members only for the first few weeks, after that we will open registration to non-members.  If you are not a member, but would like to take the workshop, email with your name & phone number to be added to our priority list.

OUR NEXT MEETING: Will be Thursday, February 20 at the Fred Maytag Scout Center

Come at 6:30 for meet & greet, meeting will start at 6:45 pm.  Our program will be "Using Art for Color Inspiration" 

Any questions? Please email us at