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The Quilter's Guild of Dallas, founded by Helena Hibbs in 1979, was organized to preserve the heritage of quilting, be a source of information and inspiration, and in general perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting.

The guild boasts numerous friendship groups, an extensive library, workshops, a well-respected annual quilt show, regular meetings featuring nationally known speakers, the Quilter's Guild of Dallas Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund, and the Helena Hibbs Scholarship.

For Guild Contact Information, please click here.



Guild Meetings: First Thursday of each month, 7:15 pm
Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas - Dallas, Texas
(Southeast corner of Dallas Tollway & Walnut Hill Lane)

We hope you enjoyed the Dallas Quilt Show 2015!
Click HERE for a list of show award winners.

Members Forum

At the March 28th Member's Forum some of our members met to discuss results of the online survery. We broke into small groups and summarized the survey questions and their results. Click HERE for a pdf of what we discovered through this process.


May 7, 2015 – Barb Gardner
www.gardnersdelights.com

Lecture: "Evolution of a Quilt"
photo ofBarb Gardner EQ7 Book
Peppermint Pizzaz Quilt

Come into the computer age and use your computer screen as a virtual design wall. The "Electric Quilt Program" (EQ) allows you to play with color, design, layout and pattern ideas before even cutting the fabric. No more making up fabric squares, only to find they aren't "working."

Come to see a quilt evolve from an idea to a design, to patterns and a finished quilt, all with just a few key strokes. Most of the commands are very similar to standard word processing tools. Traditional, modern and art quilts will be discussed. For those not interested in computer design, Barb will show lots of quilts on the screen and in person to keep you entertained. She will also talk about creating a successful quilt design.

Visit www.ElectricQuilt.com for an overview of the program then join us to see it in action. A Mac version has just been released so everyone can join in the fun.

Quilt designed using EQ7: see "American Quilter" March, May, July, September 2014, a four part series : Peppermint Pizzazz. AQS Members can download this pattern from the AQS website.

Workshops: Four total classes are available, 9am - noon and 1pm - 4pm on both Friday and Saturday.

Beginners class starts on Friday morning and then the classes progress to Advanced Class on Saturday afternoon. Each class is a separate sign- up. One or more or all may be taken. Each class is not a prerequisite for another. That is, sign-up according to your level of expertise. EQ6 or 7 must have been purchased and downloaded prior to class. EQ1-5 will not be covered. Please read class descriptions.

$25 each. Open to the public
***Computer optional for all classes. However, if you already own EQ6 or 7, must be preloaded prior to class.
*** EQ6,7 must be preloaded
*** WiFi connection available.
*** Two sharing a computer is possible

Friday, May 8, 2015 Workshop: 9:00 am - noon

Take your quilting into the computer age. Play with color, design and pattern ideas. Rotate or mirror blocks, recolor, add sashing, figure yardage, generate accurate patterns and more with the click of a mouse. This introductory demonstration gives a student who owns the program the confidence to go home and play with it. It's also good for someone who just wants see to how it works before making the decision about purchasing it. The program is available for MAC and PC.

Friday, May 8, 2015 Workshop: 1:00 pm - 4 pm

EQ6 or 7. Computer optional.

For those who understand the basics of Electric Quilt 7 or attended the morning class and wish to continue, these three hours gives you more time to explore on your own and ask questions for individual assistance. It is not necessary to attend the morning friday class. Take a more in depth look at the designing blocks, appliques and quilts using Easy Draw & Patch Draw (chapter 8). Explore adding text, creating pallets, unique borders and Auto Borders, layout libraries, applique designs, quilt labels, art quilt designs, Serendipity, printing patterns, and more. This is an opportunity to get personal attention from the instructor with some demos throughout the afternoon as needed and requested.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 Workshop: 9:00 am - noon

For those who understand the basics of Electric Quilt, this is a chance to explore the more advanced areas of designing blocks, appliques, borders and labels. Explore creating pallets, unique borders and auto borders, layout libraries of block designs, applique designs, quilt labels and art quilt designs. The instructor will offer a few demos and then allow time for practice and individual attention. Both Saturday classes will complement each other and cover different topics, so consider taking both. Traditional, contemporary, art quilts and modern quilt designs will be explored. All quilting skill levels are welcome.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 Workshop: 1:00 pm - 4 pm

This class will teach more advanced design options for your quilts. The instructor will offer a few demos and then allow time for individual attention and questions from the class. Some of the topics covered will include several methods of drawing, Wreathmaker, paper piecing, quilting designs and stencils, incorporating photos into quilts (Image Editing, ch 9), Serendipity and more. Several levels of the same projects will be demonstrated.

Both Saturday classes will complement each other and cover different topics, so consider taking both. Traditional, contemporary, art quilts and modern quilt designs will be explored. All quilting skill levels are welcome.


Click HERE for a pdf of the Friday morning workshop supplies and information.

Click HERE for a pdf of the Friday afternoon workshop supplies and information.

Click HERE for a pdf of the Saturday morning workshop supplies and information.

Click HERE for a pdf of the Saturday afternoon workshop supplies and information.




The May 2015 Newsletter is now available!

Click HERE to download a copy.

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