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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October 4, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker – BETSY CHUTCHIAN
Lecture: 19th Century Quilting Divas
Betsy Chutchian is the co-founder of the "19th century quilting divas." Her lecture will be about this group and her quilt journey.
Betsy Chutchian Workshop, Friday, October 5, 2018: WILD GOOSE BLOCK
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Betsy Chutchian Workshop, Saturday, October 6, 2018: DAYBREAK
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November 1, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker – COVERS FOR KIDS
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE THIS MONTH ONLY: The Best Little Retreat Center in Texas, 7989 Beltline Road, Unit 168, Dallas, TX 75248
Lecture: work evening, no lecture
December 6, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker – BRENDA JESCHKE
Lecture: Judging Criteria Through the Eyes of a Judge
Brenda will discuss what Judges are looking at when they evaluate your quilt in a show. She uses her quilts that have been judged previously as examples, discussing the critiques that were made concerning the quilt. Quilt each quilt we learn what the judge felt was a good point and what was an area that needed to be improved.
Brenda has been quilting since 1982, showing her quilts in competition since 1989 and has won numerous awards at major shows. In 1991 Brenda started teaching quilting, judging in 1997, and she has been teaching machine embroidery since 2007. She is a traditional quilt lover and makes mainly bed-size quilts. She machine pieces, hand appliques, and hand quilts. Her quilts are made from patterns that are in the public domain and available to any quilter.
In 1996 Brenda had an exhibit at the Ziegler Museum in Jennings, LA. An article she wrote on a binding technique was published in the May 2003 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. Her quilt “Wedgewood Blue” was featured in the bookMastering the Art of McTavishing by Karen McTavish.
Brenda lives on a small farm outside of Buffalo, TX with her husband William Cole. Besides quilting, her hobbies include upkeep of the farm and working in her yard and garden. She also enjoys doing any type of embroidery. She says above all, she is just an ordinary girl who happens to love to make quilts and share her knowledge.
January 3, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – TINA HILTON
Lecture: Malaysian Batiks
Tina Hilton of Turtle Hand Batiks will lecture on Malaysian Batiks and treat us to a trunk show. She has been a vendor at our Dallas Quilt Show.
February 7, 2019
Guild Meeting Speaker – TBA
March 7, 2019
No Guild Meeting … Dallas Quilt Show March 8 – 10, 2019
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.
Jaimie Davis Workshop, Friday, April 5, 2019: TBA
Jaimie Davis Workshop, Saturday, April 6, 2019: TBA
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: