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 Tuesday, April 21st, at 6:30
PM at the Urbandale Library in Meeting Room B. Our presenter will be
Janora Hayes on the topic of Color and Design Basics. We will also
discuss more details for the August Charity Auction. The meeting will
finish up with Show-and-Tell, so bring something you want to brag about.
Newcomers meetings are open to guild members who have joined within
the last year. Please join us to learn more about our guild and meet
other new members. I hope to see our newer members on April 21st!
- Joyce Moore, 2015 Vice President.
Thanks to everyone who attended the March lectures and
workshops. At the end of winter, wasn't it wonderful to see all of
that spectacular color in Carol Taylor's quilts! And, we're looking
forward to seeing the wonderful wall-hangings that result from Carol's
workshop. Carol was so complimentary of our members' creativity and
The April and May lectures and workshops offer a wide spectrum of
skills and insights- including English paper piecing, fusible appliqué,
and log cabin construction to make colorful, floral window boxes.
- Kathy Russi and Martha Henrichs, Program Co-chairs
|April Program & Workshops|
Jody Sanders will be our featured speaker and teacher. Jody Sanders
works for the Better Homes and Gardens Crafts group at Meredith
Corporation. Her day-to-day responsibilities include being the editor of
Quilts and More magazine. She also contributes to American Patchwork
& Quilting , Quilt Sampler , Make It Yourself, and
lectures at both April meetings will be 'A Week in the Life of a
Magazine Editor'. In addition to talking about Meredith Corporations'
process for acquiring quilts, photography, instruction writing, etc.,
Jody will bring a trunk show from their various publications. Meredith
and Jody are generously donating Jody's time for Tuesday's lectures and
the Wednesday workshop.
To show our appreciation, we're asking members to bring pillowcases to donate to the Million Pillowcase Challenge.
It only takes @ 45 minutes 1.25 yards of fabric to make a
pillowcase. We had a wonderful response to this request last September
so let's show that we can do it again!Wednesday, April 29, 9 AM- 4 PM: Cost $ 20 + a requested/optional pillowcase donation
will teach a technique based workshop on English Paper
Piecing/hand-stitching. She will discuss glue basting vs. thread
basting, paper vs. plastic templates, etc. Jody will provide a
pattern for participants to make a project, probably a small pincushion,
but the class will focus on different ways to English paper piece and
giving students time to try them out, determining their favorite method.
Jody will have a number of samples to inspire the class. She will also
bring a variety of fabrics, paper pieces, templates, and free patterns
for students to use. Workshop fee $ 20 plus a requested/optional
pillowcase to donate to the Million Pillowcase Challenge. [Click to register]
May: Lenore Crawford
speaker in May is Lenore Crawford from Midland, Michigan. A chemist
during her earlier career, Lenore now devotes all of her time to
creating quilts and teaching. Lenore is an award winning quilter best
known for her landscape and floral appliqué quilts. Her quilts have
graced the cover of many quilt magazines and are among the collection of
the American Quilt Museum. Lenore's website is: www.lenorecrawford.com.
Wednesday, May 27, 9 AM- 4 PM: Cost $ 50 workshop fee plus $ 10 class kit fee (includes fabric and other supplies)
In this workshop students
will create this project using a basic log cabin style pattern while
incorporating the window box theme. This pattern was created by Lenore's
mother, Myra Moore, and is a unique design using floral prints as the
flowers for the window box. The pattern will be made by the students
creating as many window boxes as desired and sewn together by machine in
class for the finished art quilt. They can be configured by
threes in a row or column, four in a square, etc. Lenore will
supply most of the floral prints.[Click to register]
Fusing and Fabric Painting to Create Realistic Fabric Art
May 28, 9 AM- 4 PM: Cost: $50 workshop fee plus $15 class kit fee
(including the pattern you choose plus other supplies used in the
this workshop designing a small, fused project will begin using one of
Lenore's patterns: Yellow Poppies, Yellow Cone Flower, Cone Flower, or
Rose. The design will be outlined on freezer paper and then transferred
to a background fabric on which the design will be fused. No sewing will
be done during the workshop, only the designing and fusing. You will
learn how to make your own patterns from your own photos, too. Lenore
will also demonstrate how to add fabric painting to your design to add
detail and depth. Students will select their fabric before class for the
pattern they choose for the class. [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. |