September 2015 Issue  

In This Issue
Upcoming Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 22
1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Then & Now
Board Member Trunk Show


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
Our next Newcomers meeting will be on Tuesday, September 15th, at 6:30 PM at the Polk County West Side Community Center (134 6th Street, West Des Moines - corner of 6th and Maple). Newcomers meetings are open to guild members who have joined within the last year.

Deb Kirby, Retreat Committee Chair, will share details about the November retreat. Our program will be a "trunk show" from Janet Pittman of her various and beautiful projects through the years. We end the meeting 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 September 15th! 
- Joyce Moore, 2015 Vice President.

September Program & Workshops
September Program Change

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Tim Latimer will not be able to speak at the September meeting.

Instead, come for a fun, informal program featuring some of our Board members. They will be displaying some of their earliest and most recent quilts, sharing how they got interested in quilting, and telling us about some of their favorite tools and tips. You can join in by bringing one of your first quilts, and maybe one of your recent ones, to share at Show and Tell. It is always interesting to see how styles, skills, and quilt fashion has changed!

Because of the upcoming AQS show, there will be no workshops in September. Be sure to check out the line-up of workshops and lectures at

October Program & Workshops
Jacquie Gering

We will end the year with one of the leaders of the Modern Quilt movement. Jacquie Gering is a modern quilter whose book, Quilting Modern, was released in 2012. Her quilts have also been featured in many magazines. In addition to print publications, Jacquie also has an online class offered through Craftsy.

Her lectures are sponsored in part with the support of the Modern Quilt group. On October 27, at 1 p.m., she will speak on "Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition" and at 7 p.m., her topic will be "Modern Quilting:  You'll Know It When You See it."

The October 28 workshop, Slice and Insert Improv, is currently full but we will take names for a waiting list. The October 29 workshop, Log Cabin - Modern Makeover, still has a few seats remaining. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list for Slice and Insert Improv, please email Martha at To register for Log Cabin - Modern Makeover, go to

Location & Registration Information
You may register for workshops at 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 (; 277-2357) or Kathy Russi (; 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.