Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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- About Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa
Wander through the celebrated sculpture park, relax in a canoe on Gray’s Lake or explore the revitalized Historic East Village. Check out all Des Moines has to offer—from shopping to dining to sports and attractions. Our listings for visitors offer endless opportunities to make a memory in Des Moines.
Wednesday through Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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|A P L I Q U I C K ® ||apliquick.com|
|APQS - Longarm Quilting Machines||apqs.com|
|Baby Lock USA||babylock.com|
|Baubles By Beverly Kay||etsy.com/shop/BaublesByBeverlyKay|
|BERNINA of America||bernina.com|
|Bloc Loc Rulers||blocloc.com|
|Block Party Studios, Corp.||blockpartystudios.com|
|Brother/Creative Sewing Centers|
|Cheryl Ann's Design Wall||cherylannsdesignwall.com|
|Chris Moline/Jean S Lyle||jslyle.com|
|Click it Hot Packs||clickithotpacks.com|
|Color By Hand||colorbyhand.com|
|Custom Quilts Unlimited||Customquiltsunlimited.com|
|Expressions in Thread||expressionsinthreads.com|
|Fabric 2 Go||fabric2go.com|
|Fabrications by Doris||fabricationsbydoris.com|
|Finkel on the Road|
|Flynn Quilt Frame Company||flynnquilt.com|
|From my heart to your hands||frommyhearttoyourhands.com|
|Gammill - At the Heart of Quilting||heartofquilting.com|
|Gruber's Quilt Shop||grubersquiltshop.com|
|Hancy / Full Line Stencil Co.||fulllinestencil.com|
|Handi Quilter, Inc.||handiquilter.com|
|Hobbs / Quilted Memories, LLC||quiltedmemoriesllc.com|
|Horn of America Inc.||hornofamerica.com|
|Innova / Country Loft Quilt||innovalongarm.com|
|Iowa Falls Sewing Machine Co.|
|IQ Handi Vac||rollnruler.com|
|J & A Stitches||twosistersandaquilt.com|
|Joy's Fabrics & Quilts||joysfabrics.com|
|Karique Pure Unrefined Shea Butter||karique.com|
|KathyQuilts / Block RockiT||kathyquilts.com|
|Little Quilt Company||Littlequiltcompany.com|
|Magnificent Quilting Company||magnificentquilt.com|
|Martelli Cutting Systems||martellinotions.com|
|Nancy Clark Handweaver||nancyclarkhandweaver.com|
|Nancy J's Fabrics||colorsgonewild.com|
|OLFA / dba / Charlie's E-Z Mat Cut's||olfadeals.com|
|One Wing Wool||onewingwool.com|
|Overbrook Quilt Connection||overbrookquilts.com|
|Pellon Consumer Products (Legacy)||pellonprojects.com|
|Pineapple Press Patterns||pineapplepresspatterns.com|
|Platte Branch Design Co.||plattebranchdesign.com|
|Plays With Wool Designs||playswithwool.com|
|PS Sparkle Designs||PSsparkle.com|
|Quilt House B&B & Quilt Shop||quilthousebedandbreakfast.com|
|Quilters' Gift Shop||quiltersgiftshop.com|
|Rachel's of Greenfield||RachelsofGreenfield.com|
|Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt Shop||rainbowsandcalicothings.com|
|Red Button Quilt Co.||redbuttonquiltco.com|
|Roll N Ruler / Steam Cleaner / Aloe Pillow||rollnruler.com|
|Seams To Me||seamstome.com|
|Sew Very Smooth||sewverysmooth.com|
|Stitch N' Sew Cottage||stitchnsewcottage.com|
|Stitch On Needlework||stitchon.com|
|Stitchin' Tree Quilts||stitchintree.com|
|Studio 180 Design||studio180design.net|
|Surgeon's Skin Secret||jamarklabs.com|
|The Little Red Hen||thelittleredhenonline.com|
|The Quilt Studio||quiltstudiofabrics.net|
|The Whole Country Caboodle||thewholecountrycaboodle.com|
|The Woolen Needle||thewoolenneedle.com|
|Thimbles by TJ Lane||vermontthimbles.com|
|TIME TO QUILT||timetoquilt.com|
|TinLizzie18 / Park City Quilting Co.||tinlizzie18.com|
|Tutto Luggage / Mascot Metropolitan, Inc.||tutto.com|
|WCM Quilters Slidelockemail@example.com|
|Yellow Creek Quilt Designs||yellowcreekquiltdesigns.com|
- Things to Do in Des Moines
2015 Quilt Show: Building Friendships Through Quilting, Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show
Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show is a “Show within a show”. DMAQG’s show includes approximately 400 member quilts, and around 100 quilts in their Silent Auction, several special exhibits including “Quilts Built with Friends” and a large display of quilts donated by members to a variety of local charities, including Habitat for Humanity. Visit www.dmaqg.org for details
Artistry and craft are blended together in the Author Showcase Exhibit. Known for its dedication to creative content and vibrant publication, AQS provides a platform to view quilts, projects, and demonstrations. The displays feature the latest books from well-known authors. In addition to the popular how-to quilt books, quilt-fiction book series are offered that present rich characters in compelling stories. Find your own blend at the Authors’ Showcase Exhibit.
Living Colour! includes 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum, the result of the Living Colour! challenge exhibition curated by Australian fiber artist Brenda Gael Smith. Entrants were inspired by the pulsing life and color of the world! The selections showcase the diversity and richness of textiles in both abstract and representational form. The exhibition is presented in broad rainbow sequence and features a narrative embracing flora and fauna, marine life, colorful communities, powerful life forces, and creation stories.
New Quilts from an Old Favorite – Nine Patch
Each year The National Quilt Museum sponsors the New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest, challenging quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern.
This year, quiltmakers were challenged to create original quilts based on the classic Nine Patch block pattern. They responded with a myriad of stunning interpretations! New Quilts from an Old Favorite – Nine Patch is an exhibit of the 18 finalist and winning quilts. These are not your grandmother’s Nine Patch quilts!
Red, White & Quilted
Red and white quilts have a passionate, romantic history that repeats through generations of quilt owners and makers. The Red, White & Quilted exhibit includes six antique quilts and numerous newly constructed red-and-white beauties quilted by some of today’s finest quilters. Enjoy the beauty of these perennial favorites!
SAQA™ Wide Horizons IV
Works by quilt artists from Europe and the Middle East appear in the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Wide Horizons IV exhibit. This biennial showcase exhibition of small quilts debuted at the European Patchwork Meeting (Carrefour du Patchwork). SAQA member participants were encouraged to think beyond landscapes—the theme Wide Horizons was wide open! This exhibit appears in the United States only at AQS QuiltWeek events in 2015.
Stitch Like an Egyptian
For thousands of years, complex canvas appliqué art decorated the interiors of tents and homes in the Middle East. The tradition continues, carried on by only a few Egyptian artists in their homeland. AQS is the exclusive United States distributor for the exhibition and sales of artwork by the Tentmakers of Cairo.
The patterns in these pieces are based on geometry, sacred texts, and ancient artwork. You will be amazed at this art form’s beauty, intricacy, and relevance to today’s quilts.
Every piece of appliqué art in the Stitch Like an Egyptian exhibit is for sale, and each one is hand signed by the maker. With prices ranging from $150 to $2,000, it is affordable art that you can own. Make one yours!
The WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge
AQS is pleased to present the entire traveling exhibit of the WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge quilts. Artists from all over the United States were inspired by luscious Cherrywood hand-dyed fabric in “Wicked Greens” and black to make a 20″ square quilt using the theme “Wicked.” Most of the imaginative designs were influenced by the Broadway hit musical WICKED™.
Attractions Around Grand RapidsExperience Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Public Museum
West Michigan Tourist Association
Downtown Walking Tour
Gerald R. Ford Museum
Attractions in Des MoinesCatch Des Moines – Visitor Information
Des Moines Art Center
Hoyt Sherman Historic Theater
Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center