Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March 17, 2016 Meeting Details

Our next meeting is a little over a week away, March 17, 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.

We've changed our topic schedule a little, so I wanted to get the news out early. You won't want to miss this meeting. Local author & extraordinary quilter, Janet Pittman, will give a Trunk Show PLUS with insights and demonstrations on machine appliqué.

I asked Janet to present for us because her book Appliqué The Basics and Beyond is a well-loved resource in my sewing room. I hope you enjoy learning from her too and I can't wait to see her quilts up-close and in real life!

book1 book2 book3

Other Activities

For our other activities, nothing is due this month. But please keep working on...
  • DMAQG auction blocks, details here, and bring any you have completed
  • Keep finishing your goals for the finish-it-up challenge (details here) and bring to show
  • And the solids fabric challenge deadline (again, details here) is next month, so hopefully you're getting some ideas on this one. I still have a few bundles of fabric left if anyone wants one. A month is certainly enough time to make something! (says the girl addicted to one-week project quilting challenges!)

Please wear a nametag, our group is growing so wonderfully! Friends new and old need little reminders of names now and then.

Melissa is signed up for treats. If anyone else would like to help her out, please comment below. Thank you!