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
 

November 2, 2017 - Covers for Kids Work Evening

Join us for a fun evening of working together to make Covers for Kids. Bring your machine and sewing supplies or just come and help with ironing or cutting. Get to know some of your guild members and learn a few new techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 


December 7, 2017 - Pepper Cory

peppercory.com

Lecture: How to Become a More Creative Quilter

Enjoy Pepper's humorous look at the myths surrounding artistic creativity. She gives useful advice on developing your ability to learn more easily, tips on time management, plus an unconventional look at organizing your fabric stash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Workshop, December 8th: Sashiko

The art of decorative reinforcement or functional embroidery. The running stitch technique is used for decorative purposes in quilting. In past times it was used to strengthen homespun clothing. Common motifs are waves, mountains, arrows & feathers.


There is a separate class fee for fabric, thread & needles. Click HERE for a supply list for the Friday Workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Workshop, December 9th: Down Home String Star Quilt

This pattern is based on a vintage Georgia quilt. It contains four point star blocks which are crazy patched over foundation paper & then joined with contrasting background fabric. This class will appeal to all quilting levels using crazy quilting, foundation piecing & designing in contrast colors.


There is a separate class fee for foundation paper, directions & pattern. Click HERE for a supply list for the Saturday workshop.

 

 

 

 


January 4, 2018 - Janet Fine

Lecture: Yoga for a Quilter


February 1, 2018 - Suzi Parron

barnquiltinfo.com

Lecture: Barn Quilt Painting

Workshops: TBA


March 1, 2018 - Kathleen Koons Wiggs

http://thequiltladystories.com/home.html

Lecture: Quilt Lady Stories


April 5, 2018 - Leo Ransom

Lecture: Expressions in Portrait Quilting

Workshop: Portrait Quilting Layer Techniques

Workshop: 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:
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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