Quilter's Guild of Dallas
Quilter's Guild of Dallas, Inc.
305 Spring Creek Village, Box 521
Dallas, TX 75248-5744
Guild Meetings: First Thursday of each month, 7:15 pm
Plans are underway for Dallas Quilt Show 2015, Market Hall, March 13 - 15!
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.
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.)
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.
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 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.
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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