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The purpose of this Guild shall be to preserve the heritage of quilting, to be a source of information and inspiration, to perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting and related arts, and to be a gathering for people with a common interest.
History of the Guild
In the late 1970's, Helena Hibbs (1923 - 2011), a local quilt teacher, felt the need for quilters in Dallas and the surrounding areas to form a group so that they could quilt together and learn from each other. At the urging of her students, Helen set a date. On November 7, 1979, she and other quilters gathered at a local cafeteria for an organizational meeting.
The charter group of 62 quilters set lofty goals for themselves. They wanted a guild to preserve the heritage of quilting, be a source of information and inspiration, and in general perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting. Since that first meeting of the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas, the Guild has grown to include well over 500 members.
Today, the Quilter's Guild of Dallas has twenty Friendship Groups , a large library, an important annual quilt show , workshops , and monthly meetings featuring nationally known speakers . There are annual awards - the Founder's, Silver Thimble, Yellow Rose and Red Rose Awards - to recognize members who have volunteered their time and skills for the success of the Guild. We also award annual grants for quilt-related projects.
First Thursday of each month
Congregation Shearith Israel
(Southeast corner of Dallas Tollway & Walnut Hill Lane)
Quilter's Guild of Dallas
305 Spring Creek Village
Suite 508, Box 521
Dallas, Texas 75248
Click HERE for the most recent copy of our ByLaws.
Guild Resource List
If you are seeking a quilter, appraiser, etc. to help you with a quilt-related project, the guild maintains a "Resource List" of guild members who offer various services. The list is compiled as a service to guild members and the community; however, the guild takes no responsibility for the quality of services provided. Whenever you are contracting with someone for specialized services, you should request references and samples of their work.
CLICK HERE to get a copy of the QGD Resource List.