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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!
Be a Show Volunteer! Click HERE for details.

February 5, 2015 – Pat Speth
www.patspeth.com

Lecture: "Five Inch Is a Cinch"
photo of Pat Speth

Pat Speth began quilting in 1988 when she purchased a wool quilt batting from her Grandmother's auction. "I checked out a stack of quilt books from the library and fell in love with the patterns and designs, I knew I could not stop with just one quilt."

Pat started working with 5 inch squares as a basis for her quiltmaking in 1993 after attending her first retreat. She was asked to do a program for her guild in 1997 using the 5" squares, which gave her the push to explore new uses and techniques for working with the squares. Pat, while working a full time job, started on the book, Nickel Quilts, which was published in June 2001.

Pat loves teaching the methods for working with the 5" squares, and sharing her quilts with others. Her trunk show/lecture, Five Inch Is a Cinch, will provide insight into how nickel quilts are created. Pat will bring a great assortment of quilts from her collection, so program attendees can focus on the blocks in the quilts and the simple components from which they are made.

Friday, February 6, 2015 Workshop: Small Wonders

Learn the units that make eight different quilt designs including Tillie's Treasure, All That Glitters, Butterfly Waltz, Star and Hourglass, Star and Crown, South Dakota Star, Flying X and Prairie Gems. Once you start with these units you won't want to stop. Simple sewing and cutting techniques will turn your 5" squares into these remarkable units without cutting any triangles or working with bias. A handout and discussion will cover the process showing how to make your pieced border fit your quilt top.

Rated: easy to intermediate, not for a beginner.

Tillie's Treasure quilt Flying X quilt All That Glitters quilt

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

Saturday, February 7, 2015 Workshop: Picket Fences

These units comprise the Millennium Star, Pinwheels on Parade, Woodland Clover, Chesapeake, and Dawn to Dusk. The picket fence unit is made with the sew & flip method. (No triangles to cut or bias to work with.) You will receive a handout that includes 39 design variations on the Millennium Star block that are created by rotating and substituting the block components. Pat will show you many great borders using these units. A handout and discussion will cover the process of fitting a border to the basic top.

Dawn to Dusk quilt Chesapeake quilt Woodland Clover quilt

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





The February 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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