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


The Des Moines Area Quilters Guild has a fantastic circulating library.

The DMAQG Library contains hundreds of books of interest to quilters. Books cover aspects of quilting including basic quilting techniques, quilt construction, hand and machine quilting techniques, design, embellishment, and quilt history. There is also a selection of novels with quilting related themes.

Location and Hours

The Library is located in Building 1 of the West Des Moines Christian Church, across from the Fellowship Hall. The Library is open for approximately one-half hour before and after both the afternoon and evening Guild meetings.

Using the Library

The Library is open to all current Guild members. Books may be checked out for one month. Books are due and should be returned at the next Guild meeting. Books may be renewed if there is not a hold on the item.

The Collection

The DMAQG Library uses TinyCat, an online catalog. The catalog allows users to search, from their home computer or phone, for books by topic, title, or author. Once you have found a book or books you are interested in, you may place a hold on the book(s). The Guild Librarians will pull your book(s) and have them ready for checkout before the meeting. Of course, you are also welcome to come in and browse the shelves!

For instructions on how to use TinyCat, please click here or use the button at the top of this page.

To access TinyCat, click here, use the button at the top of this page, or enter the link,, into your browser.

For a list of books in the Library, arranged by author, in an Excel file, please click here or use the button at the top of this page.

Donations to the DMAQG Library

If you are interested in purchasing a book for or donating a book to the DMAQG Library, donations are accepted. The Guild Librarians and Library Oversight Committee reserve the right to decline a donation if it duplicates a book in the collection or if is determined that the book does not fit within the Library’s subject matter.