Saturday, October 13, 2012

Des Moines Area Quilter's Guild Show 2012

As you know if you read my last post, the Des Moines Guild is at the same time in the same building during the AQS Show. We usually show about 450-500 quilts. It is an outstanding show! Here are some highlights for you to see.

This quilt was made by my friend Mary Martin. Mary is in two small groups with me. She made this quilt showing all of her family's pets. They look so real when you look up close! She did an awesome job! All of the animals names are written on the quilt. If you notice the black lab's name...he was a rowdy pup and Mary's husband cursed at him enough that became his name! She said all the neighbor kids loved to come play with this dog because they could curse! What a story! LOL She received a second place ribbon.


Bragging time for me...this is my daughter Katie's quilt! She made this last summer in about two weeks. I showed her one triangle to demonstrate foundation paper piecing and she needed no more help! The blocks cover the top of her bed and the borders hang down to cover her thick mattress. She got a BLUE ribbon in the Junior Division.


This was made by my friend Julee Prose. She started this quilt in the 80's and finished it recently. It won Best Hand Quilting and a second place in it's category! Very pretty! She loves large appliqu├ęd blocks with scalloped borders.


This quilt was made by Karen Pavlik. It received an Honorable Mention ribbon. I don't know this quilter, but every quilt she entered, I was drawn to. When I was checking out folks at the end of the show, she came to my table. I introduced myself and complimented her quilts. It was nice to meet the person who made them since I liked them so much!


Some First Place Winnwers!


Half of our Little Quilt Auction. We donate little quilts and the money raised in the silent auction goes towards our programs each month. It's always fun to watch the end of the auction when everyone is trying to outbid the last person! Fun fun!


My quilt, In The Orange Grove, Honorable Mention, Pineapple Category


A Warm Welcome, first place, Small Quilts


Two pretty quilts...the black one is Julee's.



My Charmed Beginnings in Cotton and Wool, third place, wall hanging.

That's all the pictures I have! I hope you enjoyed the show!!

Take care,



  1. Great ribbons for great guilts! Such fun missie! Thanx for sharing and u should be very proud! Enjoy your evening!

  2. Love her quilt, the dogs and the layout is so fun.
    Congratulations on the ribbons, they are such beautiful pieces.


  3. congrats to your daughter what an honor! good for her, love the colors in her quilt.
    I love your little quilt so glad it won a first place ribbon well deserved. so many great quilts, love the doggie quilt such a great idea . love that she finished a quilt she started in the 80's some quilts just need to wait their turn!
    thanks for sharing I enjoyed seeing the quilts

  4. that is so funny about the dogs name.
    Congrats on your ribbons. Great quilts.

  5. Lovely quilts--you have such talented friends! I must say that I just love your honorable mention quilt--lovely work. I especially liked your daughter's choice of colors--so fresh and appealing--and you HAVE to love that doggie's name--so funny--thanks for the tour! Julierose