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 listing of past vendors who have been at our show. Watch this space for updates to our 2023 vendor list.

Shop Name Web Site Address
Among Friends
Appliqué After Hours
Bernina of America/Woodside Quilting
Block Party Studios, Corp.
Cedar Creek Quilts
Creekside Quilting
Debbie’s Quilt Shop & Gifts
Expressions in Thread
Ilene Bartos Designs
Leo9 Textiles
Off the Rails
One Wing Wool
Pat’s Sacks of Titusville
Quilt Tapestry Studio