Meetings Fourth Tuesday of Every Month at West Des Moines Christian Church
at 1 pm and 6:30 pm



2016 Annual Charity Auction

August 23, 2016 Annual Charity Auction at 5:00 PM – in place of our regular guild meetings 2016 Charities include Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and DMAQG’s Community Giving/Education Outreach efforts There are two parts to the Charity Auction: Starting at 5:00 – Mall-in-the-Hall – in the Fellowship area (Mall-in-the-Hall finishes up...
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Quilted Gardens Guild Challenge

Calling all members… Working with the quilt show theme “Our Quilted Gardens” we will be having a special display of flower quilts made from an exchange of blocks within the guild. Each member playing will make flower blocks, divide them, turn some in for an exchange of parts and then make a quilt with the...
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2015 President’s Challenge Winning Quilts

The competition for the 2015 President’s challenge was fierce!  I don’t remember when we have had so many entries, and the quality and variety were outstanding!  We had 121 members vote.  The eight highest vote-getters IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER are: Mildred Agena–Heart Star Rod Ferry–Original Starstruck Wisemen Peggy Kirk–Milky Way Karen Macon–Starry Starstruck Night Betty Mathers–Scented...
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Fall Retreat Recap

Fall retreat is over but it was a great success and everyone had a great time. It was attended by 46 people, including 9 new people! The gym was excellent for sewing and everyone had light and lots of room to sew in. The Stretchersize provided by Jane Barnes was an always welcome and much...
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Ribbon Winners!

We hope you made it to the show to see all the wonderful quilts in the DMAQG exhibit! Here is a list of the winning quilts and their makers. There will also be a photo album published soon. Congratulations to all the ribbon winners!! SPECIAL AWARDS: Best Bed Quilt: 1953J Deb Kimball Colorful Birds Best...
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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...
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Auction Results!

The August 25 DMAQG charity auction was another huge success! Quilters are such giving people in so many ways!  $18,028 was raised for our three selected organizations, the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Breast Cancer Research Association, setting a new record for contributions. Thanks to everyone who donated items for the live...
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Preparing Quilts for the Show

Most of you have entered numerous quilts in the DMAQG Quilt Show and other shows even, so you know exactly what to do! But for those who don’t…and for those who want a quick checklist to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything, here’s the scoop! 1. Finish and clean your quilt! This means the binding...
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2015 August Meeting

One of the biggest events of the year is almost here!  Our annual Women’s Health Charity Auction will be held August 25 at 6:00 p.m.  There will be quilts, baskets, and other desirable items valued at $50 and up.  We’ve had many wonderful choices in the past! A preview of the auction items will be...
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2015 Raffle Quilt

The name of the quilt is Petals and Pennies, adapted from a pattern by Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings.  Raffle tickets will be distributed at the July & September Meetings and sold at the quilt show. The quilt features wool appliqué on a flannel background and backing, with exquisite embroidery and bead embellishment. It is machine...
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