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

Quilt Show

Quilt Show 2023 Quilting in the Key of Life

The Des Moines Area Quilt will be held September 21, 22 and 23 of 2023.

The show will be held in the 4-H building at the Iowa State Fair grounds.

We have several special quilt exhibits planned.  See below for the list of what is currently planned.  If you would like to participate in any of the special exhibits, please contact the contact person.  More information will become available in upcoming newsletters and at the monthly meetings.

Special Exhibits
Vendor List

Red and White Ruby Anniversary Quilt Exhibit

This special exhibit for the DMAQG 2023 quilt show will be for treasured (antique, vintage) and new red and white quilts. See the following for criteria to be used for this exhibit:

  • All quilts will be red and white. Cream and beige are acceptable background colors as well.
  • All quilts will need to have a hanging sleeve attached to the back of the quilt.
  • All quilts will be entered online for the quilt show.
  • All quilts will be juried into the exhibit due to space considerations.
  • Quilts eligible for this exhibit will have a perimeter greater than 80 inches.

Contact Beth Freeman

English Paper Piecing (EPP) Exhibit with demo

If you have an English Paper Piecing quilt you would like displayed in the exhibit Please contact, Sharon Meisenheimer or Mary Jane Reelitz.

Quilt Turning

This Year’s quilt turning will be “Our Quilts’s Stories”. The stories as told by your quilt.  I think this will be a fun and interesting presentation.  If you have a quilt with an interesting story, please contact  Susan Callison.

– Lisa Zbylicki and Julie Hanel (Quilt Show Co-chairs)

Here is a list of our confirmed 2023 Sponsors and Vendors. More will be added as they decide to join us.


WoodsideQuilting /Bernina – Classroom

Creekside Quilting – Food Court

Leo 9 Textiles – Community Outreach

Iowa Quilt Block – English Paper Piecing

Pieceworks Quilting – Musical Quilts

Off the Rails Quilting – Red and White Anniversary

The Woolen Needle – Quilt Between Two Rivers



  1. Quilting Among Friends – Linda Everhart –
  2. Creekside Quilting – Karen Steggerda –
  3. Debbie’s Quilt Shop and Gifts – Debbie May –
  4. Ilene Bartos Designs – Ilene Bartos –
  5.  Off the Rails Quilting – Ann Van Thomme & Jenny Gruenwald –
  6. The Iowa Quilt Block – Shelly Draur –
  7. Kimono Designs by Theresa – Theresa Gallup –
  8. One Wing Wool – Darlene Smith –
  9. University Vacuum & Sewing –
  10. The Meandering Thread – Theresa Porter
  11. Something Stitched – Sharon Wasteney –
  12. Appliqué After Hours – Angela Lawrence –
  13. Leo 9 Textiles – David Saunders –
  14. Treasured Gifts, LLC –
  15. Quilt With Us at Cedar Bow Ranch –
  16. Cedar Creek Quilts
  17. Quilted Strawberry facebook only
  18. Mashe Modern – Kristen Lee –