this issue of Piecetime Programs you will find information on the
Guild's Newcomers meeting and the coming months' programs and
workshops. Look for the full Piecetime News newsletter in your
inbox next Friday.
Our next Newcomers meeting will be on February 17th, at 6:30 PM at the Urbandale Library in Meeting Room B.
presenter will be Martha Henrichs and her topic is Quilt-As-You-Go
featuring String Quilts. We will also hear more about the Spring Retreat
from Deb Kirby.
meetings are open to guild members who have joined within the last
year. The purpose of these meetings is to allow new guild members to
learn more about our guild, meet other new members, and help with the
formation of small groups. Besides getting to know each other better, we
will have a Show-and-Tell segment so bring something you want to brag
about. Please join us on February 17th!
- Joyce Moore, 2015 Vice President.
to everyone who attended the January meetings or workshop! We had a lot
of fun at the workshop and many projects were completed. |
February and March lectures and workshops will give you lots of good
information, help you build your quilting skills, and introduce you to
some new techniques.
- Kathy Russi and Martha Henrichs, Program Co-chairs
|February Program & Workshops|
On February 24 at 1 p.m., Chris Moline will give an overview of
quilting through the years with her talk, "200 Years of Quilts." At 7
p.m., she will pose the question, "Why in the world did they do that?"
with her presentation on "Ugly Quilts." Chris is a quilt collector and
certified quilt appraiser. She is the owner of Jean Lyle, supplier of
English hand quilting needles and Featherweight sewing machines. You may
have visited her booth at AQS Quilt Week - Des Moines.
will be teaching two workshops. If you don't want to make a full sized
quilt, you can adapt the patterns for a wall hanging or throw.Wednesday, February 25, 9 AM- 4 PM: Cost $ 50 + $5 kit fee
the tricks of curved piecing by machine while working on a wonderful
old block pattern. Finished quilt has great secondary designs and circle
illusions. Make it traditional or contemporary, large or small, it's
:Thursday, February 26, 9 AM- 4 PM: Cost $ 50 + $ 5 kit fee
it scrappy or make it simple, this two block combo creates wonderful
stars in a traditional old design. Your friends will wonder how you put
it all together by machine! This unique setting technique can be used on
other traditional blocks to make your quilt a one-of-a-kind design. [Click to register] Photo: Round the Bend (left), Two Block Two Step (right)
March, we will welcome Carol Taylor (www.caroltaylorquilts.com) from
New York. Carol states on her web page that her "quilts are contemporary
in style and often abstract in design, emphasizing color, contrast, and
value relationships." Carol's quilts have been featured on the cover of
American Quilter, Quilters Newsletter Magazine, and Quilting Arts.
Carol will present two different lectures, "Sew Many Quilts" and
"Working in a Series."
She will teach two different workshops:
Wednesday, March 25, 9 AM- 4 PM: Cost $ 50
you love the look of those really skinny lines and curves, but don't
know how to make them? Now is your chance to learn. Carol shares the
secrets of piecing them and you can make those practice blocks into a
lovely wall quilt ( 41" x 36") full of those 'sensuous lines and
curves'. You will start with piecing simple lines that are cut
improvisationally on small pieces of fabric that will turn out to be
7.5" blocks. The middle section is made by couching. All this is done
with no pinning and a minimal amount of measuring to free you up and
allow you to think outside the box. You'll also learn how to finish your
quilts with facings instead of bindings.
[click to register]
Thursday, March 26, 9 AM- 4 PM: Cost $ 50
a small (15 x 15) unique quilt of your very own and learn something
about composition, textures, and circular quilting. This is a
chance to use some of those fancy and unusual fabrics that you've been
attracted to, but didn't know how to use. We will tame them by fusing,
and learn to mix them with other textured looking fabrics. And you won't
need much of any one fabric...even scraps will do. You'll learn about
fusing and how to finish your quilts with facings as opposed to
bindings. Carol will also teach you how to quilt and couch those
"perfect" circles that have almost become a trademark on her quilts.
You'll be thrilled with the resulting small quilt, which you can do in
many different color schemes, and hang in your own home or give as a
[click to register]
|Location & Registration Information |
You may register for workshops at www.dmaqg.org.
You can either register online or print a registration form and mail it
to Martha Henrichs, 5730 Allison Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310.
Please email or call Martha Henrichs (firstname.lastname@example.org;
277-2357) or Kathy Russi (KWRussi@aol.com; 333-1764) if you have any
meetings and workshops will be held at the West Des Moines Christian
Church at 4501 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. To get there from
Interstate 35, exit at Mills Civic Parkway, exit 70. Turn east onto
Mills Civic Parkway and drive about 0.9 mile. The West Des Moines
Christian Church will be on the north side of Mills Civic Parkway.
Meetings are in the Sanctuary in Building 2 and workshops are in
Building 3. |