Monday, March 17, 2014

March Meeting at the Urbandale Public Library

Last night I posted the wrong location for our March meeting.  
We will meet at 6:30 pm, March 20th at the 
Urbandale Public Library.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Trunk Show and Workshop with Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts

Fri, April 11
Stunning Scrap Quilts 
With Amanda Jean Nyberg

For the April meeting of the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild, Amanda Jean, the creative genius behind the popular blog Crazy Mom Quilts and co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts, will discuss organizing and using fabric scraps and show more than 20 of her inspiring quilts.   Invite a friend!  You will not want to miss it!  

Friday, April 11 @ 6:30 pm
It will be held at the Waukee Arts Center

405 Maple St, Waukee

6:30 - 7 pm Meet and Greet

7 - 8 pm - Trunk Show
Free for DSMMQG members / $10 all others

Bright Birches Quilt
 Bright Birches Workshop 

 Amanda Jean will also teach a workshop based on her Bright Birches Quilt pattern on Saturday April 12.  This 6 hour workshop will be jammed packed with instruction and fun.    

Pass the word on to all of your quilting friends.  This is a not to be missed opportunity!

Saturday, April 12 9:30 am – 3:30 pm  
West Des Moines Public Library
$40 members of DSMMQG/$60 all others

email to register

Please forward this to anyone that you think might be interested in attending.  

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Meeting: Exploring Modern

The original meeting location was incorrect.  
We will meet at the Urbandale Public Library for our March Meeting.

We have an amazing program lined up for you this Thursday!  Jill and Marny will be leading a discussion and hands on activity exploring what makes blocks modern.  Here is what they say about the program:

"What do you feel makes a block modern?  Let's explore out loud and in person!  We'll look at the modern blocks you all bring and discuss a bit why they are modern.  Then you'll use your favorite traditional block and examine ways to make it modern."

The supply list for Thursday 3/20/14 meeting
  • a modern block, can be an actual block or just a picture
  • have your favorite traditional block in mind, you'll be making mock cut and paste blocks based on this block 
  • glue stick
  • either fabric or colored paper in a range of values, including a background that is either lighter or darker than everything else 
  • if using fabric, rotary cutting supplies. Scissors and ruler will work for those using paper if you don't want to dull a rotary blade.
You are not going to want to miss this.  Mark you calendars and invite a friend!

Thursday, March 20th 
6:30 - meet to socialize
6:45 - program starts
at the

Urbandale Public Library