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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)

2015 QGD Slate of Officers

The 2015 QGD Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following slate of officers for the coming year:

  • President - Bonnie Ambrose
  • 1stVP Community Service - Mary Howard
  • 2ndVP Ways and Means - Lut DeMeulder
  • 3rdVP Programs & Workshops - Marcia Wood
  • 4thVP Membership - Martha Smith
  • 5thVP Finance - Glynnis Wood
  • 6thVP Show - Judy Kriehn
  • 7thVP Education - Linda Bartley
  • Secretary - Pat Aldrich

Click HERE for brief biological information about the the officers who will be new to the board.

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. Click HERE for a pdf of the survey results.



June 4, 2015 – Jan Krentz
www.jankrentz.com

Lecture: Trunk Show

Jan Krentz is an internationally recognized quilt instructor, author and designer. Winner of the 1998 Teacher of the Year award, Jan's motivating workshops are packed with practical tips, techniques and methods to insure success. Jan's most popular workshops are technique-rich piecing and design-focused. She is often called the "queen of Lone Star designs". Jan's newer diamond techniques are available in an online workshop: Diamond Quilt Designs with Craftsy.com, and available with 24-7 access.

Author of Lone Star Quilts & Beyond, Hunter Star Quilts & Beyond, Diamond Quilts and Beyond, Quick Star Quilts andQuick Diamond Quilts, Jan lives with her husband near San Diego in Poway, California.

Friday, June 5, 2015 Workshop: Diamond Landscapes Quilt

This class is a fabric study using 45° diamonds. You will be using a large number of fabrics (in small quantities) to create your own composition.

You will create an impressionist type scene or background using fabric diamonds. Enjoy working with luscious fabrics, creating a gorgeous field of color as you arrange fabric shapes in an impressionistic composition. Inspiring photos or fabrics can lead to interesting color compositions.

Study the beautiful landscapes seen in calendars, Impressionist paintings, flower gardens, rolling hillsides, the seashore at sunset, stormy skies, etc. The goal is to find an overall color theme that will inspire your fabric selection. In class, we will work with color movement, cutting the diamonds for a stable grain line, and construction techniques. You will bring a gridded piece of felt or flannel with you to class (prepared in advance).

quilt with water lilies quilt with landscape
quilt with autumn leaves

For information about supplies, fabric selection and preparation for class, click here: http://www.jankrentz.com/workshops-supply.php?ID=4.

For a pdf of the supply sheet for the Friday workshop, click HERE.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 Workshop: Love That Lone Star

Learn to sew a basic, traditional Lone Star quilt with Jan's foolproof techniques! Be adventurous with brilliant color or use this design as a "stash reducer" to incorporate those favorite fabrics on the shelf at home.

Jan's class will cover design tips and offer suggestions for fabric placement. Select fabrics in colors similar to the ones Jan has used, or feel free to create your own dazzling color palette! Glue fabrics in the design paste-up, and pre-cut strips for the central star before class.

This class will feature strip piecing, cutting, pressing and discuss Y-seam techniques. Advance preparation for class. The supplies are necessary for class. Intermediate level quilting skills required for this class.

lone star quilt lone star quilt 2

For information about supplies, fabric selection and preparation for class, click here: http://www.jankrentz.com/workshops-supply.php?ID=9.

For a pdf of the supply sheet for the Saturday workshop, click HERE.



The June 2015 Newsletter is now available!

Click HERE to download a copy. This edition also contains a fillable pdf membership form.

Click HERE to download a fillable membership form for the Quilter's Guild of Dallas.

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