Our programs are the highlight of every meeting! We feature both nationally known and local quilting personalities as guest speakers. The Quilter's Guild of Dallas is proud to have hosted quilt artists including Pepper Cory, Laura Wasilowski, Diane Gaudynski, and Hollis Chatelaine.
 
Workshops are offered by guest speakers on Friday and/or Saturday following meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn new techniques and improve quilting skills with some of the top quilters in the world at a minimal fee.
 
 
Note: You are not confirmed in a workshop until you get a reply from the Workshop Chairperson. Without that response, your email alone does not give you a registration in a workshop.
 
For workshop guidelines, click Here
Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.
 
Scroll down below to read about our great speaker lineup
 

August 3, 2017 - Gyleen X. Fitzgerald

colourfulstitches.com

Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children’s books.


An avid quilter, Gyleen has earned Best of Show honors and as a publisher, she is a Gold Medal winner for Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen.


Gyleen has appeared on The Quilt Show and Lifetime TV promoting a contemporary spirit in traditional quiltmaking.
For Gyleen, dreams hold no limits. Ray, her husband is her shining light and quilting is her passion; together they color her world in a very special way.
Gyleen is a Philadelphia, PA native, who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan.

 

 

Lecture: Path to Modern

From Traditional through contemporary to modern, Gyleen will explore designs with rectangles and squares that are the building components for modern quilts. Featuring quilts from the Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles series.

Friday, August 4th Workshop: Going in Circles.

Explosive! That is the one word says it all. This is a technique and color design workshop. Learn raw edge applique technique to achieve perfect "stress-free" curves. Experiment with layouts very similar to the Drunkard's Path with an extra curve or two to produce a unique design. Wall hanging (25" x 25") uses 16 fabrics from 4 colour groups. 

Special Tool(s) required: none

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Saturday, August 5th Workshop: Play Modern.

It’s fast, it’s quick, it’s geometric and it’s Tumbling Blocks with controlled free-style piecing. We will start with the thought of having fun and being in the moment. The technique is to use Polygon2 Diamonds and Butterfly Seam to create a BOLD wall-hanging that shouts, “Modern” or “Contemporary”. This workshop is about you with over 6 options for the free-style piecing.

Special Tool(s) required: Polygon and Polygon 2 Tools

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September 7, 2017 - Frieda Anderson

friestyle.com

I made my first quilt when I was in high school. I have been designing and making original quilts ever since.
I find each step of quilt making, from the beginning to the end, a real challenge. Most of my quilts are fused or have fusing in them. My work is machine quilted and nature inspired.


I discovered hand dyeing fabric 30 years ago, and I now work almost exclusively with my own hand dyed cotton and silks that are used in my fused and pieced quilt creations. I love the dye process, and I particularly enjoy seeing the colors emerge from the wet fabric. My hand dyed fabric and original patterns can be purchased on my website at http://www.friestyle.com. Readers can enjoy my weekly updates and tips on my blog at http://www.friestyle.com.


Frieda is a BERNINA Ambassador working on the BERNINA 750Q domestic home sewing machine.

Lecture TBD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 8th Workshop: Sunset Pines

Sunset Pines brings to mind mountain vistas or woodland retreats. Created in rich fall colors this wall
hanging will liven any setting. Raw -edge fusing makes quilting fun and fast. This woodland design is
simple yet elegant and naturally suited for quiet reflection of the passing seasons. Using collage
method fusing techniques and free form cut tree shapes from rich hand dyed fabric dyed, speaks of
cabins, lakes and rivers. Each student will create their own unique forest in the woods art quilt.
Finished size of quilt 30″ x 20″.

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Saturday, September 9th Workshop: Flooded with Color

Color is one of the reasons we love quilting, and achieving the abundance and variety of color is one reason we dye our own fabrics. The most dependable, light-fast and wash-fast dyes used by the industry are Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes, the same dyes used in this workshop.

Participants will learn the techniques and dye formulas of
48 shades, introducing the flood of color that can be achieved with this easy dyeing method.

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October 5, 2017 - Alisa Banks

alisabanks.com

Lecture: TBD


November 2, 2017 - Covers for Kids Work Evening


December 7, 2017 - Pepper Cory

peppercory.com

Lecture: TBD


How to sign up for a workshop:

Check with the workshop coordinator to find out whether space is available in a workshop you are interested in, and/or where a given workshop will be held. Space is always limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, it is always a good idea to register early! Although we cannot take your workshop registration by email, you can obtain information and send us registration materials by mail.
Workshop fees help to offset the costs that we incur when we host out-of-town guest speakers. They also offer our membership a wonderful opportunity to learn new techniques and improve their quilting skills with some of the top quilters in the world. (And if you compare our fees with the fees for the similar classes at major quilt festivals, you'll see what a great deal you'll be getting!)
Some workshops will be "project" classes, where attendees will work on a specific project that the presenter has designed. Others will be "process" classes, where you learn techniques without necessarily having a project to complete.
Every time you attend a guild workshop, you can have your Quilter's Dozen card punched. After you attend 12 workshops, you'll get one one-day workshop free! What a deal! There is no expiration on these cards - just remember to bring it along or start a new one.
The guild has established guidelines for workshops, as well as some simple "rules of etiquette" to ensure that the workshop experience is enjoyable for everyone. Be sure to take a moment to review these items:
If you have questions about a given guest lecturer, or to suggest future guest speakers, you may email
programs@quiltersguildofdallas.org
 

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