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April Craft Show is Coming Soon!!!

Posted in Business on April 13th, 2019

This year AAQG will be participating at the

Sister’s 8th Annual Craft & Vendor Show

on Saturday April 27th 9am-4pm

at the Iowa State Fair 4H Building, 
Logan Ave. Des Moines, IA

Please come out to support our community & charity efforts
as we raise funds with guild-crafted for-sale items.

Sister’s Annual Craft & Vendor Show

The 2019 “Freedom” Quilt Show is Accepting Submissions!

Posted in Business on April 13th, 2019

2019 “Freedom” Quilt Show

July 13th & 14th

Show Dates & Times:
Friday July 12th – 9am – 12:30pm
Saturday July 13th – 9am – 4pm

Quilt of Valor Presentation 
Friday July 12th – 5:30pm
(Open to the Public)

Location: FFA Enrichment Center DMACC Campus, Ankeny, Iowa

Admission at the door: $8
Cash/Check/Card accepted

Show Categories will include:
Traditional Quilts Small (less than 4200sq inches)
Traditional Quilts Large (more than 4200sq inches)
Modern, Mixed Techniques (including applique), 
Off the Bed (wall-hangings, table runners, bags, etc.)
UFOs (projects in works 5+ years)
Bed Turning

Submit Entries by June 1st, 2019

Click Here for Vendor List

2019 Spring Cleaning

Posted in Business on April 13th, 2019

We appreciate your patience as the website is updated during April 2019.

The quilt show page is now updated with event information, categories, how to submit your quilts to the show, and the vendors list. Click here to check it out!

All prior quilt shows are now listed in one drop-down tab on the website for easy viewing. If you see a photo that is yours and you’d like us to credit your photo, please send us an email us at

Construction is still underway. Please email us with any questions you may have and we will look forward to seeing you at the next guild meeting!

Ankeny Area Quilter’s Guild Celebrates 25 Years!

Posted in Business on January 29th, 2017

The 2017 AAQG Quilt Show, “Scrap Happy” will celebrate 25 years of producing quilt shows by the guild. In addition to our usual activities:

1. Showing 200 – 250 quilts made by AAQG Members
2. Beautiful Raffle Quilt –Edmund designed by Edita Sytar
3. Twenty (20) vendors
4. Country Store featuring items made by AAQG Members
5. Free mini demonstrations/workshops
6. Lunch & snacks
We will be having a quilt turning and special activities to celebrate the Guild’s 25th anniversary!

Quilt Show Facts:
• Dates: Friday, July 7, 2017 ; Saturday, July, 8, 2017
(Exact Hours are yet to be decided)
• Location: FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny DMACC Campus
• Admission Price: (To be announced)
• Handicap Accessible
• Free Parking

AAQG Members: Be thinking about items you are willing to donate to the Country Store!

Visit this web site for updates every week! If you have any questions about the show or about the guild email

June 2016 President Report

Posted in Business on June 7th, 2016

Hi everyone!!!

This is the month to have your mystery quilts completed. I hope I get mine done!! Summer is always so busy!!

Susan Cleveland will be our guest presenting “My Eclectic Quilt Pageant”. You may go under programs to find more information about our speaker.

Our suggestion box was empty last month. I sure hope that means we are doing a great job for you. Please fill the suggestion box with future program ideas. Our list is getting small. I am sure next years Program Chair Elect would appreciate the ideas. (It may be you. He He)

We are doing great with our donations. Our group is so good about that. In order to fullfill our Vice Presidents lofty goals we only need 30 quilts for Endure Iowa. Remember, these are 36″x 46″ sized quilts. I have one to quilt – so we are technically down to 29.

See you all soon!! Enjoy the beautiful weather!!
President Cathy Dimit

2015-2016 Donation Quilt Update

Posted in Business, Donations on January 3rd, 2016

Meels on Wheels:  42/50 placemats

Children and Family of IA: 4/20  31″square, solid colored pillow cases

37 quilts turned in.

Goals for quilts:

  • Children and Family of Iowa:  50
  • YESS Shelter: 50 twin
  • Cystic Fibrosis: 4 larger quilts for fund raising
  • Endure Iowa: 25 35″x45″ lap quilts


January 2016 President Report

Posted in Business, President's Letter on January 3rd, 2016

Happy New Year, my fellow quilters!!!!!

It is a new year with new dreams – or is it???  As a guild we are still trying to accomplish our goals for donation quilts, bucket lists, and prepare for the quilt show.  I am positive that if we pull together as a team we will succeed.  Something we have done many times before.  So lets do it again!!

Last month we had the President Challenge with the placemats.  What a joy to see the creativity our members have!!  We had 32 of the 42 members signed up complete the challenge.  I was so excited to have such great participation!! 1rst place was Sandy Bolen-Townes winning a $25 gift certificate to Quilters Cupboard. 2nd place was Marlene DaRos winning a $15 certificate.  3rd place was Mary Parks winning a $10 certificate. Congratulation, ladies!!!!  Not only did these gals win, but so did Meals on Wheels with 31 of the placemats being donated to them.

For the Guild meeting on January 12 we will be having School Days. You will be able to pick 3 stations from several choices.  The choices will be announced in the upcoming e-mails so be looking for them!! The stations will be ran by fellow guild members.

I can’t wait to see you all at the meeting!!!!

Yours truely,

President Cathy Dimit

President Report, January 2016

Posted in Business on January 3rd, 2016