Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Meeting Details for February 18

February is flying by, it's already time for our next meeting! Join us tomorrow night, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the NEW LOCATION: Westminster Presbyterian, 4114 Allison Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Here are some details about the location: You will want to park in the parking lot on Franklin Ave. It is directly across the street from the church and is a large lot. After you park, cross Franklin and go into the church via the covered entrance. There are a set of glass double doors there. Once inside you will see a hallway & stairs going up. Ignore the stairs & follow the hallway. Turn left at the end of the hallway & then turn right. We will meet in Westminster Hall, at the end of that hallway.

Meeting Activities

Garage Sale

Bring fabric, books, patterns and other quilting or sewing-related items you no longer want/need to the meeting to share with others in the group.  Please mark your items with a nice little price AND your name. Also, please wear a name tag to this meeting. (Important so that whoever wants to buy your stuff can find you and give you your money!) Don't forget to bring some cash. Swapping is also encouraged.

Auction Quilt Ideas

We need to select a design for the quilt we will make as a group for the Des Moines Area Quilter's Guild charity auction in August. We've already been sharing some on the Facebook Group, but if you had an idea there that you still like, please bring it to the meeting, with pictures or samples if possible. Bring new ideas too! We will go around and talk about the ideas, specifics on how they would work as a group project and at the end have a vote on which project we will do.


We currently have two challenges underway that you could be working on. See the Swaps/Challenges page for details. If you finish any of your Finish-it-up challenge pieces, bring them for show and tell and remember to specify that it is a challenge piece. If you would still like to participate in the fabric challenge, there are still quite a few bundles of fabric left and plenty of time to do a project before our April meeting. See Emma for a bundle.

Kathy and Erin are bringing meeting treats. Thank you!

See you tomorrow night!