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,
Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.
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April 4, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – JAIMIE DAVIS
Lecture: The History and Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts
The history of Baltimore Album quilts is a fascinating journey into an America headed for the Civil War. Discover how the industrial revolution, the struggle over slavery, and the social and moral climate of the time contributed to this beautiful art form. Through stories, we will explore how the demise of Baltimore Album quilts leads us into the hearts and minds of the women who made them, and how this delightful mystery connects us with our sisters of long ago.
Workshop - Friday, April 5, 2019: Illuminated Letters With Tsukineko Ink
Learn to paint and color beautiful illuminated letters in this creative hands-on class. Using Tsukineko Inks and Fabrico Markers, you will explore techniques that will add stunning detail and sparkle to your projects. No prior painting experience is required; just a desire to color, create and play.
Workshop - Saturday, April 6, 2019: Baltimore Blooms
This class is a great introduction to Baltimore Album quilt making. You will learn the basics of beginning appliqué as well as the dimensional technique of ruching, and hand embroidery. The focus is on the freezer-paper-on-the-bottom method of appliqué.
May 2, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Barb Vedder
Lecture: Quilts - The Story of My Life
Barb's lecture is a PowerPoint Presentation followed by a trunk show of quilts representing her 25-year journey in quilt making and design. Barb presents her quilts chronologically to show the evolution of her work from commercial patterns to adaptation to original work. She shares her inspiration sources and how she has interpreted them in her work in hopes that it will inspire others to tell their own story.
Workshop - Friday, May 3, 2019: Hex Vex – English Paper Piecing
Learn the basic techniques of English Paper Piecing to start your own unique hexagon quilt. We will discuss the importance of color and scale when choosing fabrics for this scrap quilt. Students will learn how to achieve intricate patterns and designs using commercial fabrics.
Workshop - Saturday, May 4, 2019: Liberated Houses – Free Piecing Fun
In this fun workshop there is very little prep and lots of sewing fun! Barb will demonstrate and guide students in making liberated house blocks in different styles and sizes. This is a fun way to use scraps or make a holiday themed quilt. Barb will also discuss how to set the blocks to finish your house quilt. Fun class for all skill levels.
June 6, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Carol Morrissey
Lecture: Confessions of an Absent-Minded Quilter
July 4, 2019
No Meeting - Happy Fourth of July!
August 1, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Linda Neal
Lecture: How To Create an Award-Winning Quilt
September 5, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Latifah Saafir
October 3, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Amy Knack
November 7, 2019
Covers for Kids Work Evening
December 5, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Doris Deutmeyer
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: