Sunday, June 11, 2017

June Meeting

Our meeting is Thursday, June 15th at Woodside Quilting. Surprising, but when the first Thursday of the month is the 1st, the third Thursday rolls around quickly!

The actual meeting starts at 6:45. All are welcome to arrive earlier, explore the store and socialize! 

Antoinette will be presenting Modern Traditionalism to the group. 

Anyone else interested in presenting an aspect of Modern Quilting? We'd love to add you to the calendar!!

This in from Eva Marie. "Does anyone have some fabric they can donate for the backing of the auction quilt? We also need 80 inches square of batting. I will have the top to show on Thursday!"
Auction Quilt 2017


Please bring those modern show & tells! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May Meeting, Thursday May 18th

Our meeting is this Thursday at Woodside Quilting. The actual meeting starts at 6:45. 

Eva Marie will do a presentation on Minimalism. I'm so eager to see and learn!! I've been looking forward to this since Eva Marie volunteered to share!

Just a reminder that the charity quilt blocks are due this week. If you are not able to attend Thursday night, please try to send them with someone or drop them off at Woodside ahead of time.

Bring those modern show & tells! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 20th Meeting

We have a meeting this Thursday at Woodside Quilting. The actual meeting starts at 6:45. 


Mary P. will be running the meeting.

Emily V. will do a presentation on embroidery. It will be a special opportunity to see and learn!

Your Paint Chip challenges are due. We've already seen a few, can't wait to see some more!

Bring those modern show & tells! 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 16th meeting

Our March meeting is coming right up on Thursday, March 16th at Woodside Quilting. We are going to start the actual meeting at 6:45. 

Riane will be presenting a program on sashiko. It should be a wonderful learning experience!

Marny will address the use of negative space in modern quilting. 

And as always, bring those modern show & tells! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 16th meeting, Garage Sale

Our February meeting is coming right up on Thursday, February 16th at Woodside Quilting. We are going to start the actual meeting at 6:45. 

It will be a fun Garage Sale Night!! Go through your stash, price all the quilt quality fabrics, books, etc. that you would like to sell, and bring them to the meeting. Bring your cash and checks so that you can buy!

Sherry will present a short program on asymmetry in our ongoing monthly exploration of modern design.

And we always enjoy show & tell! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

First meeting 2017!

Our first 2017 meeting is coming right up on Thursday, January 19th at Woodside Quilting. We are going to get started with the actual meeting at 6:45. 


  • Connie will share the overall direction our Des Moines Modern Quilt Group, as a group within the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild, is going to take this year. 
  • Connie also plans a short overview of Modern quilting. 
  • Marny will present the preliminary 2017 calendar that the steering committee has devised. Lots of room for helpful suggestions and additions remains! 
  • Jill McBroom will explain the ever popular Finish It Up challenge. Deadline is July.
  • A new, to our group, Paint Chip Challenge will start too. If you can't be at the meeting and you want to participate (deadline is April at this point), designate someone to draw your random paint chips for you please!


Garage Sale coming in February!! One quilter's stash is another quilter's treasure...or something like that. This too will be explained.

The quilting year is off to a great start!!