Meetings Fourth Tuesday of Every Month at Des Moines Christian Church
at 1 pm and 7 pm


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Register for Workshops

Please register for Workshops by downloading the pdf below. Print it, fill it out and mail it with your check or bring it to the next in-person meeting. Your registration will be complete and your spot reserved once we receive your check.


Information about the


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.

2022 Workshop Schedule

See Class Descriptions as they become available below.

Nan Earll Wed. Jan 26 Beginning Needle Turn Applique
  Thur Jan 27 Extra class if Wednesday Fills
Joyce Franklin Wed Feb 23 Art Ala Carte
  Thur Feb 24 Extra class if wednesday fills
Carl Hentsch Wed Mar 23 Seeing Spots
Liz Porter Wed Apr 27 Hunter Star With a Layer Cake
Catherine Redford Wed May 25 Walking Foot Quilting
  Thur May 26 Pretty in Paisley
Janet Pitman Mon Oct 24 Machine Appliqué & Embellisment
  Wed Oct 26 Wool Appliqué & Embellisment

January: Nan Earll “Beginning Needle Turn Appliqué”
You will learn quickest easiest methods I know to: mark background, pattern and pieces, needle turn fabric, inner points, curves, outer points, overlap, and skinny stems. Skinny stems are easier than you think!

February: Joyce Franklin “Art Ala Carte”
Texture and dimension shine in this improv class.  We will also have some laces and trims for you to purchase for a small donation to the guild.

March: Carl Hentsch “Seeing Spots”
Become a skilled foundation piecer and mix flying geese and New York beauty blocks with curved piecing.

April: Liz Porter “Hunter Star with a Layer Cake”
Liz has a slick and easy way to do the usually tricky block with a layer cake.

May: Catherine Redford Wednesday’s class is “Walking Foot Quilting-Beyond the Ditch”
Learn a little bit about quilting prep and then make stitched samples of grids, matchstick quilting and spirals.

Oct: Janet Pitman
Learn about Appliqué and Embellishment from our local master of these techniques, either by machine or with wool. Purchase a kit for $10 and work on a little project during the class.

All classes are 9-4 in the fellowship room at the West Des Moines Christian Church.