3 Great Reasons to be in Des Moines, Iowa, This Week

1.  The Blue October concert tomorrow night at the amazing Hoyt Sherman Theater.  The acoustics in this fabulous, historic theater are uncomparable.  One of my faves, Brandi Carlile will be there on Monday!
2.  Th Iowa Artists Installation at the Des Moines Art Center, as well as Friday evening’s  
Manhattan Short Film Festival.  Who says Iowa doesn’t know arts and culture? 
 3. And, of course, the AQS Quilt Show and Contest opens tomorrow, September 28 and continues through Saturday. 
  • There is a huge Merchant Mall with all of the latest quiltmaking tools, fabrics, vintage quilts for sale, quilt-related gift ideas for your favorite quilter–a dream shopping experience for any textile lover! 
  • Quilters compete in the juried show for more than $44,000 in cash awards 
  • in the AQS Contest
  • Annual show of the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild
  • Many more non-judged special themed exhibits. 
  • An Education Center will be available for children and adults to learn more about quilting. 
  • Some of the 150 quilts that will be presented to the Des Moines Veteran’s Home patients will also be on display.

I’m spending my day there on Thursday.  Even if you aren’t a quilter, I’d highly recommend you visit this show just to take in the beauty of the exhibits.  

If you can’t make it to the Des Moines area this week, I’ll give you one good reason to come back and visit my blog… a chance to win a pack of my favorite brand of thread!



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5 thoughts on “3 Great Reasons to be in Des Moines, Iowa, This Week

  1. #4… just down the road in Ames is an awesome (albeit sold out) football game on Saturday night.

    Ok, I'm totally intrigued over Aurifil, but I don't think I can buy it locally anywhere (LA is so backward sometimes, its hard to find things in stores here, so I order online A LOT).

  2. wow…Looking over your blog the APQ show that is some amazing quilts. I hope to be that good one day if I keep it up, that was very inspiring, cant wait to see what else you have blogged about. Thanks Donna

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