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.
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Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.
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October 3, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – Amy Knack
Amy Nack is founder of Wingtip Press Printmaking Studio located in Boise, Idaho. She teaches printmaking in her studio, as an adjunct instructor at Boise State University and offers printmaking workshops throughout the United States. Nack received her BFA in Printmaking and BA in Art History from Boise State University in 2008 after a three-decade career in the paper and packaging industry. With a studio full of traditional six-hundred pound printmaking presses for intaglio and relief, Nack discovered Gel Printing in 2015 and has never been the same since!
Lecture: Becoming a Printmaker
Friday Oct 4 - Mystery and Magic
Monotype is an almost magical process of printmaking that creates unique, one-of-a-kind, never to be repeated prints. Using a wide variety of techniques and materials discover the alchemy and serendipity of the monotype printmaking process in this dynamic workshop. You will be encouraged to explore personalized markmaking for fabric surface decoration. We will work with nature’s bounty, stencils, found objects and unexpected materials with the Speedball Gel printing plate and fabric inks to create a suite of lusciously layered one-of-a-kind prints on fabric.
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Saturday Oct 5 - It's a Material World
Contemporary printing on fabric utilizes a variety of markmaking techniques such as gel printing, screen and relief printing. During this workshop we will focus on the gel printing process to explore one of a kind as well as repeatable markmaking strategies. You will discover how to turn a variety of unexpected materials into tools for decorative printing on fabric. We will also investigate electronic cutting machines for creating your own uniquely designed stencils for personalized surface design of solid and pre-printed fabric.
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Samples of Amy's work:
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: