July 2015 Issue  

In This Issue
Register for the Quilt Show
If you haven't already entered quilts in the show, the time is now!

July 28

Upcoming Meeting
Tuesday, July 28

Ruth Powers
1 p.m Creativity - Where Do the Ideas Come From?
and 7 p.m. Dare to be Different


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, July 21st, at 6:30 PM at the Urbandale Library in Meeting Room A. Our presenter is JoAnne Belling with "Wacky Log Cabins". 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 July 21st! 
- Joyce Moore, 2015 Vice President.

Note from the Program Chairs
Thanks to everyone who attended the June lectures and workshops. From your feedback, it appears many of you found David Taylor to be very informative as well as entertaining.

July 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.