Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild

Marny here...Don't you just love discovering something new and awesome?  Here are two such finds for me.

The first concerns The Modern Quilt Guild.  We have been watching it spread across the country and the world, city by city, hoping for some industrious Central Iowans to start up a guild nearby.  Lo and behold, guess what?  Des Moines is getting one!  Yeah.  Their first meeting is going to be Thursday, May 19th.  Go here to find out more.  I have joined their network, and it was very easy.  Can't wait to be part of the guild.  There is a Modern Quilt Guild "button" in our side bar now, too.  You can just click on that to head on over to their main site any time.

We are especially pleased to have been asked to judge a competition the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild is having.  What an honor for us!  Can't wait to see what these talented members are working on.

The second discovery is the High Trestle Trail, an absolutely amazing addition to Central Iowa.  Wow!  This "you gotta see."  I am so glad my husband had us participate in the grand opening events.
The details add beauty...a river bed of rocks?
Little gems set amongst the ordinary...

View from the western side of the bridge.

Walking towards the sculptural adventure....the artist is depicting going down one of the many mine shafts once in the area.  It does give you a real sense of descent.

Closer still...
The views of the Des Moines River are wonderful...
Go check out the beauty that is Iowa...
or the wonders of your own environment.  And while you are at it, check out the Modern Quilt Guild near you.  Till Tuesday...


  1. I'm so glad you have a MQG near you now :) That trail looks lovely. I could reallly use a walk through some peaceful scenery.

  2. Where can I find more info about the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild? I find my way over to DM regularly and would love to be part of a modern quilt guild.

  3. If you click on the "here" button above it takes you to a site that has about as much information as I have on the Des Moines MQG. They will be posting much more after the meet and greet, I am sure. Hope you can join in the adventure.

  4. Anxiously awaiting the unveiling of your new menu items!

  5. Oh and I have that day off of work, I might just have to go check it out :D


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