June and July meetings are going VIRTUAL!
While we are unable to meet "in person" at the Temple again yet, we are working on taking our meeting onto the internet in the interim. (Bear with us while we figure it out...)
Thursday, May 28th, a group of Guild members made a "test run" of the process, featuring a presentation by Quilt Mercantile - one of our Silver Sponsors at the 2020 Dallas Quilt Show. Quilt Mercantile is a large quilt business in Celeste, Texas (near Greenville) that includes not only a store with a wide variety of fabric, patterns and notions to choose from, but also HandiQuilter and Elna sewing machines and a quilt retreat. Here's a link to the store tour and machine-binding demo that was presented:
June Virtual Meeting
Join us this Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for our first official "virtual" meeting, including a slide show "bring and brag," introduction of slate of officers for 2021-22, other Guild updates, and an awesome video program on fabric painting:
Don't those images just make you drool?? Our June Guest Speaker (via online video) will be the artist who created these beautiful pieces:
The title of her video demonstration is "Fabric Painting using Tsukineko ink, Memento Luxe and stamp pad ink."
Dallas Guild member Sherry Worley says this about her: Trish Stuart has been a great friend and influence upon my creativity for many years. I am proud to call her a friend of mine and the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas. Trish has generously agreed to allow us to present this video. I hope that it will be a spark of joy and creativity in your life.
Trish describes herself as a God loving, health conscious, compulsive creator who views life with a quirky sense of humor and with deep value for family and friendships. She also declares that she is also apparently, compelled to share everything I learn or discover about what you can creatively do with fabric.
She wants to help you find the tools and inspiration to try fabric painting, thread sketching, or adding machine embroidery. Trish firmly believes that we are all born with creativity in us and my goal is to help you become fluent at creating fabric art that is not only beautiful, but also useful. Quilts connect us to our family, friends, and allow us to extend our compassion and love to others in a meaningful way. It's a practical, durable reminder of warmth, beauty, and hope. We can all use hope.
Intrigued? Here's the info to join the meeting on Zoom!
The Zoom event will open at 6:40 p.m., to allow members a chance to get settled in, wave at friends (All participants can be viewed in realtime as they watch the meeting), and gives you a little time to troubleshoot if you have trouble getting logged in. Then, the meeting will officially begin at 7 p.m.
If you have a something to share for Bring and Brag, please e-mail a photo and description/information to Bonnie Ambrose at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 3 at noon.
Never participated in a Zoom conference call or meeting?
We think you will find this fun, interesting and easy. While it can be confusing at first, once you're "in", it's a breeze. We HIGHLY recommend looking at the information ahead of time, and ensuring you have the tools needed, rather than waiting until 6:57 p.m. that evening. Ask us how we know that...
If you are using a PC
All you have to do is click on the link provided below or the Zoom icon, then follow the prompts.
If you are using any Apple product:
- An iPad, an iPhone, or Mac computer/laptop, you will need to install the app first. If you visit the ZOOM website, it will help you get to the appropriate place to get setup, whether that be a download to your Mac from the website to install or a link to the App Store on your mobile device. Once the app is installed, then click on the link and follow the prompts.
In advance of the practice meeting, you can also use this link to a YouTube video covering the basics of using Zoom.
Meeting Information for Thursday, June 4 is below.
Topic: QGD June 2020 Meeting
Time: Jun 4, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
844 9024 2078
If you have any difficulties, please text Bonnie Ambrose at 214-435-5999.
No workshops this month.
Endowment Grant Application available annually in spring
Do you know of an organization working to fund a quilt-related project? Since its inception, the QGD Helena Hibbs Endowment Grant has funded a wide range of quilt projects, ranging from oral history to antique quilt conservation to digitizing images of large collections.
Click here to learn more.