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,
For workshop form and supplies,
Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.
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February 1, 2018 - Suzi Parron
Lecture: Barn Quilt Painting
Barn quilts are all over the country! Come and hear Suzi talk about them and have the opportunity to make one of your own at the workshop!
At the workshop you will create your own painted quilt block. You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step - drafting, taping and painting, with careful attention to detail. The workshop lasts about 4 hours. You will leave with a finished quilt block, ready to hang!
Workshops: Friday, February 2, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018
See workshop form above to register, see times and supplies.
March 1, 2018 - Kathleen Koons Wiggs
Lecture: Quilt Lady Stories
April 5, 2018 - Leo Ransom
Lecture: Expressions in Portrait Quilting
Workshop: Portrait Quilting Layer Techniques
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:
Janet Fine is a dynamic, professional with a holistic approach to Yoga Therapy. She will provide information on how to be nicer to your body while spending so much time at the sewing machine. Take time to come here how to be better to yourself using chair yoga.
Debra Howard, with Yoga Sew Good (https://www.yogasewgood.come) will also be at the meeting. Debra also believes that yoga and sewing are naturally complementary. She will have various products for sale at the meeting: organic flax seed filled wraps for relaxation and the “strap-ease” for back and neck pain relief.