Dallas Quilt Show 2018
The Tree of Life

March 9-11, 2018

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Dallas Market Hall

2200 Stemmons Freeway





Dallas Quilt Show 2018 Judges


Elsie M. Campbell


Elsie M. Campbell is an award-winning quilt maker who travels and teaches across the nation, teaching hand quilting, precision piecing, and hand and machine appliqué and quilting techniques and quilt design. “I grew up with quilts on every bed. My mother, grandmothers, and aunts all made quilts. They were made to be used and most of them were ‘loved to death.’ I just thought everyone knew how to quilt,” says Elsie.

After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics, Elsie taught in public schools until the birth of her first son, Kelly. A variety of career experiences followed, including that of insurance agent, piano teacher, and custom framer. She then returned to school to earn her Master’s Degree in Special Education. It was during her 17-year career as a special education teacher that Elsie rekindled her love of quilt making. Since that time, she has produced many award-winning hand-quilted and machine-quilted quilts in addition to constructing many more as gifts for family and friends.

Elsie resides in Ponca City, Oklahoma with her husband of 47 years, Kenneth, and two gray tabby cats Sally and Gianni who adopted the couple a few years ago. Ken and Elsie raised two sons, Kelly and Kerry, and are enjoying being grandparents to two grandchildren.


Ginny Eckley


Curiosity and a love of nature is at the core of Ginny Eckley’s artwork. She does her work in an amazing studio, nestled in the woods, in Kingwood, Texas. Combining her skills with experimenting, results in work that pushes the limits. Ginny enjoys sharing her work through teaching, selling in galleries and exhibiting in juried shows. She is the author of two books, and has written several articles for Quilting Arts magazine. 

Her most recent published article in Quilting Arts is about Collaboration, featuring her latest work with Susan Ennis in the October – November 2016 issue.  One of the quilts, “Splash!” won Third place at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2016.  Another quilt in the article, “Bird of Paradise”, won First Place  in the Art division, at Quilt Festival Chicago, 2017. One of her silk quilts, “City Birds” has been purchased for the George Bush Airport.

She has taught throughout the US, from Hawaii to Washington DC., different cities in Canada and three times in Japan. Her work has been exhibited in numerous places from the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan; Visions Gallery in San Diego; Aullwood Audubon Center in Dayton, Ohio; International Quilt Festival; Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tn.; and Fine Home & Copper Shade Tree Galleries, Round Top, Tx.

She invites you to visit her websites, www.fabricpaintings.com and www.ezartscreen.com


Lisa Erlandson


Lisa Erlandson is a compulsive quilt collector whose habit has led to several quilt-related specialties. She is an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, lecturer, quilt show judge, teacher and quilt historian.   She also owns Le Retreat House in Gainesville, Texas.

She learned to sew as a child but considered it punishment (and maybe it was). She re-discovered sewing in the mid 1980s as a drama teacher and made her first quilt in 1991.Lisa has an extensive collection of antique quilts that she shares during many of her lectures. She has spoken internationally and teaches and lectures at venues from small local guilds to national quilt shows. She has been judging quilt shows ranging from county fairs to statewide shows for over 20 years.  She is a past president of the American Quilt Study Group.

She wrote the pattern instructions for quilts made by AQSG members and published in the 2013 book “Revival! A Study of Early 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts” published by Kansas City Star Books. She served as the designer for the 2015 AQSG book: “In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850 – 1865” as well as the most recent book: “Baskets! A Study of 19th Century Basket Quilts.”

Lisa has a Master of Arts degree in Public Communication from the University of North Texas. She taught junior high school, high school and college before deciding to focus on the quilt world.


Show Location

Dallas Market Hall:
NW corner of I-35E and Market Center Blvd.

Parking: 2000 spaces and large parking garage.

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Show Schedule

Thursday, March 8, 2018:

Member Preview Party and Awards Ceremony, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Friday, March 9, 2018:
  • Show open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Lectures & Demos
Saturday, March 10, 2018:
  • Show open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Live Miniature Quilt Auction: 1:30 PM in the demo area
  • Lectures & Demos
Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Show open 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Viewer’s Choice Award: 4:00 PM near front entrance
  • Winner of Raffle Quilt 2018: 4:00 PM near front entrance