WHAT A SHOW! We wowed them again!
Congratulations to Cindy Ohmart, Diane Crawford, and the Quilt Show
Committee for another stellar show. It wouldn't have happened without
your participation through volunteering and attendance. Congratulations,
as well, to the many award winners and participants at our show and
AQS. A lot of time, effort, and angst went into this venture, so THANK
YOU to everyone for making our show so successful again!
October is our last regular meeting for the year. Where has the time
gone? It wasn't that long ago that I was nervously anticipating the
first meeting of the 2015 year! The year has flown by and I have enjoyed
it all! Another reminder that our December Tea will be the second
Saturday, December 12 at 9:00 am. Keep working (or planning) your
President's Challenge and plan to sign up for another stimulating year
See you October 27!
- Karen Macon, President
|Get Ready for the Annual Tea |
are going to try something a little different for our annual Tea on
December 12th. Instead of everyone bringing snacks to the tea we are
going to divide the alphabet. We are asking those whose last name begins
with A through L to bring treats in odd years (2015, 2017, 2019, etc).
Even years (2016, 2018, 2020, etc) will belong to those whose last name
begins with M through Z. Therefore, if your last name begins with A
through L, please bring treats to share for our December Tea on
Wow!! What a great quilt show!
The quilts were spectacular, absolutely gorgeous. Your hard work
throughout the year is definitely appreciated. We had several vendors
comment on what a great show the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild puts
The Special Exhibits-Barb Eckoff, thanks for another
great "Treasured" year. The quilts you are able to pull together offer
another facet to our show. Thanks also to Ellen Kelly Smith and Jennifer
Bernard for the "Building Friendships though Quilting" small group
display. I'm fascinated by what other groups do and who is in each
other's small groups. The quilts and photos were great.
were to be an award for the hardest working small group it would
undoubtedly go to the Sew Sew Joyfuls. Thank you for all your hard work
on the Small Treasures. Thanks also for all the DMAQG members that made
small treasures and also those that made purchases. I love the one that I
bought. It's something that I would never make and I will treasure it
in a big way.
The raffle quilt made a stunning entrance to
our show. Thanks to Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings, for
allowing us to use her pattern. We have a very talented group that made a
block or multiple blocks - thanks. Special thanks to Diane Thiese who
did all the beautiful beading and embroidery. Thanks also to Connie
Remetch who for the quilting. Our quilt was won by Sandy Kray from
A big "Pat on the Back" to all our volunteers. Once
again we filled approximately 500 volunteer positions before, during and
after our quilt show. THANK YOU for your help is making our show a
The Fall Retreat is fast approaching and all of those attending are
getting very excited. The committee is finalizing the plans. |
We will be offering Stretchercises and a new game for those interested.
retreat is full for this Fall but there is always next Spring and here
are the dates so you can put this in your calendar. April 14-17, 2016.
- Retreat Chairperson, Deb Kirby
found some photographs of guild members and their quilts from the past.
We will have a table at the December 12th Tea for viewing and
distributing these photos. Some have been documented with date and
who is in the picture. Stop by the table to see them and take any
photographs that you would like to have. We will not be keeping these
with any guild records. Help us find a new home for these old, yet
|Retiring Board Member Gifts |
show our appreciation to our Board Members who are retiring from their
current position, we are asking for donations to our Education Outreach
committee instead of personalized gifts to each. If you would like to
participate, please bring a 2-yard cut of fabric or some 5-inch by WOF
(width of fabric) cuts with the salvages removed. We would like
"blender" type fabric or fabric appropriate for juveniles (please no
"baby" fabric). This would be one type of donation to honor all retiring
Board members - not one per retiring board member. No hatchet blocks to
make this year! |
| Volunteer with Tax Exempt Encouragement |
you know that the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild is designated as a
501(c) (3) organization? Since 1985 we have been designed as a public
charity under the Internal Revenue Code. Many businesses in Iowa have
generous volunteer policies that allow employees to log volunteer hours
and after the individual company requirements have been met - the
organization is eligible for a donation, grant or in some cases a day
off for the employee.|
Guild members spend endless hours
volunteering their time at such activities as the State Fair, the Quilt
Show, pillowcase challenges, Creative Vision, or even sitting at home
making Charity Quilts. Over the years, through Community Giving and
Education Outreach the guild has touched the lives of many Iowans as
well as people outside the state and even the country. Encouraging
community giving is even part of our Mission Statement.
company or place of business have such a policy in place? If so,
that would be yet another good reason to volunteer for the guild!!
A copy of our letter from the IRS and Federal Identification number is
available upon request.
Our grins are bigger than this pumpkins because you are all so fantastic about Community Giving projects.
September we collected 53 place mats, 14 pieced tops, 4 quilts to bind
and 11 finished quilts. We checked out 12 pillowcase kits, 15 kits
to quilt and 4 quilts
would like to especially thank the following members who returned a
project in September or August: Shirley Loeffler, Helen
Ringgenberg, Carol Krause, Gail Peterson, Joyce Ryerson, Sue Conard,
Carol Heneluick, Dueanna Johnson, Danelle Wagner, Judie Croneley, JoAnn
Belling, Norma Hamilton, Gloria Iverson, Lisa Zbylicki, Margaret Simons,
Susie Martin, Doris Rumpp, Geneviere Gunderman, Barbara Hines. If we
have missed anyone we are so sorry and please bring it to our attention
and we will include your name in the next newsletter.
will have quilt kits for quilting at the October meeting but no quilt
top kits as we are getting ready to pass the baton forward for
2016. We will have the Meredith donated quilt kits available in
We will be available for collection of any projects you would like to return at the Tea, on December twelfth. - Sandy Lanning and Terry Holt, Community Giving Chairs
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Come Join Us!
meetings of the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild are held January through
October on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the West Des Moines
Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines (NOTE NEW LOCATION!) We have an afternoon meeting at 1:00 p.m. and an evening meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Things to bring:
■ Name tag (required to win a door prize)
■ Membership renewal form
■ Workshop registration form
■ Items for show and tell
■ Items for Community Giving