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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)

Plans are underway for Dallas Quilt Show 2015, Market Hall, March 13 - 15!
Start working on your entry now. The Show Chair's Theme is "Funny Quilts."

January 8, 2015 – Modern Quilt Studio
http://www.modernquiltstudio.com/

Lecture: "Quilts Made Modern"

photo of Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr founded Modern Quilt Studio with his wife, Weeks Ringle. Bill and Weeks wrote the first book on modern quilting, The Modern Quilt Workshop, as well as Quiltmaker's Color Workshop, Quilts Made Modern and Transparency Quilts. They recently co-authored A Kid's Guide to Sewing with their daughter Sophie.

In 2011 they launched Modern Quilts Illustrated, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to modern quilting. Their work has appeared in American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts Japan, Australian Quilter's Companion, Dwell, O:The Oprah Magazine, TIME, The New York Times, Country Living and dozens of other publications around the world.

Bill and Weeks design several lines of fabric each year for Andover Fabrics and license their designs to other manufacturers. Bill is also Chair of the Department of Art, Art History and Graphic Design at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

Friday, January 9, 2015 Workshop: IMPROVISATIONAL QUILTING

Learn different techniques for improvisational piecing and choose one to develop a new project. I'll guide you through a strategy that will have you making design decisions as you go. Students can begin making our Call Me Crazy, Just Passing Through or Glyphs quilt. (See photos below.)

modern quilt with squares two quilts

Student supplies needed: sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, an assortment of cotton quilting fabric with different values and hues (small-scale prints, tone-on-tone prints and solids work well. Avoid large-scale fabrics), extension cord, thread, seam ripper, notebook or journal, and any supplies you like to have handy when quilting.

If students wish to make the Call Me Crazy quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 2 3/4 yards white or other field fabric, 2 1/2 yards total assorted blue (or other color) fabrics and 3/4 yards binding fabric. The pattern can be purchased online for $10.

If students wish to make the Just Passing Through quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 3 3/4 yards solid field fabric and 1 1/2 yards contrasting solid fabric for the splicing and binding fabric. The pattern is in issue #4 of Modern Quilts Illustrated and can be purchased online for $14.

If students wish to make the Glyphs quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 2 yards solid or tone-on-tone field fabric and 2 1/2 yards assorted fabrics for the blocks. The pattern is in issue #9 of Modern Quilts Illustrated and can be purchased online for $14.

Skill level: Adventurous beginner to advanced.

Click HERE for a pdf of Friday's workshop supplies and information.


Saturday, January 10, 2015 Workshop: FABRIC FUSION

fabric fusion quilt

Learn to work with an eclectic variety of fabrics in this workshop. You'll then begin making your own variation of our Fabric Fusion quilt.

Student supplies needed: An open mind and a large assortment of cotton quilting fabric! Try to include different values and hues, small-scale prints, tone-on-tone prints, solids, stripes, batiks, medium-scale fabrics and some fabrics you love but find challenging to use.

Small quantities are fine - 18 fat quarters or 36 fat eighths works. For the sashing & binding you'll need 3 yards. The finished quilt measures 57"x 78". You'll also need a sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, extension cord, thread, seam ripper, notebook or journal, and any supplies you like to have handy when quilting. There is a $10 charge for the pattern if you need it.

Click HERE for a pdf of Saturday's workshop supplies and information.



The January 2015 Newsletter is now available!

Click HERE to download a copy. This Newsletter also contains important forms for the 2015 Show: the Volunteer Registration Form, the Quilt Appraisal Request Form, the Miniature Auction Donation Form, and the Show Entry Form.

Membership Form

Click HERE to download a copy of a "fillable" membership form for 2014-15 on your computer and email it to our Membership Chairman, or print it and send it through the mail with your payment.

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