June 2015 Issue  

In This Issue
Upcoming Meeting
Tuesday, June 24

David Taylor
1 p.m  & 7 p.m.
The Reluctant Journey of an Art Quilter


West Des Moines Christian Church
4501 Mills Civic Pkwy
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In 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.
Newcomers Meeting
Newcomers meetings are open to guild members who have joined within the last year. Our next Newcomers meeting will be on Tuesday, June 16th, at 6:30 PM at the Urbandale Library in Meeting Room A. Our topic this month is Friendship Quilts with our presenters Cindy Ohmart and Diane Crawford (2015 Quilt Show Committee Chairs). The meeting will finish up with Show-and-Tell, so bring something you want to show off. Please join us to learn more about our guild and meet other new members on June 16th!  
- Joyce Moore, 2015 Vice President.

Note from the Program Chairs
Thanks to everyone who attended the May lectures and workshops. The window boxes made in Wednesday's workshop and the flowers created in the Thursday workshop were as bright and cheerful as the flowers blooming outdoors.

June Program & Workshops
David Taylor   

Our June guest teacher is David Taylor from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A former computer graphic artist, David has become an award winning quilter, best known for his hand appliqué quilts. David has twice won the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Quilting award at Houston, is a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA Spring Festival in Chicago, and has won the Wall Machine Quilting Award from AQS.

David will present "The Reluctant Journey of an Art Quilter" at the 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. meetings.  (www.davidtaylorquilts.com)

Floral Pictorial Appliqué
Wednesday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This workshop demonstrates David's hand-appliqué technique with simple appliqué shapes, using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will also cover how David builds his pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details from simple shapes by letting the fabric choices do the hard work. Students will select a pattern from several of David's designs as their workshop project.
Cost: $50 plus $10 class kit which includes the pattern with instructions and handout, tracing paper, freezer paper printouts, and liquid starch and brushes for use in class. (David also has pre-washed fabric kits available for $30 if a student is interested in using one of David's kits for the class.)   


Machine Appliqué 

Thursday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

David's machine appliqué workshop will include demonstrations of his machine applique technique with simple appliqué shapes, using freezer paper and liquid starch. Students need to have a sewing machine with a 'blind hem' stitch capability. The class projects will includes handling a variety of unique machine appliqué challenges. David's workshop will also cover how he builds his pictorial wall quilts.  

Cost:$ 50 registration fee plus a $30 class kit which includes the pattern and instructions, all pre-washed fabrics to complete the project and muslin fabric for stabilizer, tracing paper, freezer paper, and liquid starch and paint brushes.  


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June Program & Workshops
Ruth Powers    

Our featured quilt teacher is July is Ruth Powers from Carbondale, Kansas. Ruth began quilting in 1989 and started her quilt pattern company Innovations in 1994. She especially enjoys intricately pieced pictorial quilts, often inspired by nature. Ruth's quilts have won awards in numerous national quilts shows and are also found in private collections from coast to coast. Ruth's website is www.ruthpowersartquilts.com

Ruth's 1 PM lecture on July 28 will be 'Creativity - Where Do the Ideas Come From?'  At 7 PM, Ruth's lecture will be 'Dare To Be Different'.

Introduction to Picture Piecing
Wednesday, July 29, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you have always wanted to try picture piecing but don't know where to start, this workshop will introduce you to the process in a fun and easy way using a prepared pattern and freezer paper templates. You will be well on your way to completing your pieced coneflower wall hanging by the end of the workshop.  

Cost: $50 registration fee plus $8.50 for the pattern. The pattern will need to be purchased from the program chairs (Martha or Kathy) before the workshop as there is one step of 'homework' to be done with the pattern prior to coming to the workshop.  


New Leaves/ Third Weekend  

Thursday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

You will choose either the New Leaves or Third Weekend pattern for the workshop. These very popular patterns are partially paper foundation pieced and the resulting quilts are spectacular! There are lots of pieces, but the piecing is not difficult. Even beginners who enjoy a challenge can do this!  

Cost: $50 registration fee plus $7 for the pattern. The pattern can be purchased from the program chairs prior to the July workshop or from Ruth at the July lectures or workshop.  


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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 (mjhenrichs@aol.com; 277-2357) or Kathy Russi (KWRussi@aol.com; 333-1764) if you have any questions.

All 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.