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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June 7, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker – MARGIE LAWRENCE
Lecture: Round Robin Quilts
Since starting on her quilting journey, Margie is now working on Round Robin #16. One Round Robin was international and took first place in the group category at the Austin Texas Quilt Show. Round Robins can take nine months to a year to complete. Margie understands that most quilting education and knowledge comes from working on someone else’s quilt and that Round Robins can teach creative design, color, and balance. Experience is a fine tutor and Margie has learned what does work and does not work when adding borders to a medallion by others. She can show you how to remove the guesswork and instill confidence while choosing Round Robin borders.
Every Round Robin has its own flow based on theme and fabric. However, there are some quilt types and themes that simply will not work in a Round Robin. Come and join her talk and ask questions. After viewing the quilts you may want to go home and start your own Round Robin Team!
Margie is a native West Texan but has most recently lived in Austin, Sugarland, Katy, Bastrop, and La Grange, Texas. The oil business has provided Margie and her husband over seas assignments in Singapore, Kuwait, and the Philippines. Retirement finds her in La Grange, Texas where she and her husband have operated a very successful Retreat Center for quilters and scrap-bookers.
Margie began quilting in 2000. She joined a local Bee and took as many classes as the budget would allow. Margie jumped headlong into quilting and has been very active which even included doing her own quilting work on a Gammill. To date she has completed 195 personal quilts and over 200 T-Shirt quilts for others. Margie will tell you that her quilting hobby, now business, has been blessed and, is a blessing.
Over the past five years Margie has been a guest speaker at numerous guilds from San Antonio to Baytown.
July 5, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker – JONATHAN GREGORY - INTERNATIONAL QUILT
Lecture: You can do a lot in twenty years. The case of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Just over 20-years-old, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, houses the largest publicly-owned collection of quilts in the world, dating from the early 1700s to the present and representing more than 50 countries. Jonathan Gregory, assistant curator of exhibitions, will describe the IQSCM’s founding and significant growth, treasures of its collections, its many resources available to quiltmakers and enthusiasts around the world, and the recent and important exhibitions produced by the museum, including Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection.
Jonathan Gregory works in development and production of exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. His curatorial credits include “Covering the War: American Quilts in Times of Conflict” and “The Engineer Who Could: Ernest Haight’s Half Century of Quiltmaking.” He is a contributing author to various IQSCM publications including American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1790-1870 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018), American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009), and co-editor of the IQSCM’s educational website, World Quilts (worldquilts.quiltstudy.org). Gregory earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in textiles from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before becoming a museum professional, Gregory worked more than twenty years in human resources and other business management roles.
August 2, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker - David Ciambrone
Lecture: Virginia Davies Quilt Mysteries
September 6, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker - Winnie Fleming
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: