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 to read about our great speaker lineup

 


March

Teresa Duryea Wong
https://teresaduryeawong.com

Thursday March 5, 2020 Program: American Cotton: Farm to Quilt
No workshops this month.

Teresa gave her first professional speech in seventh grade, and ever since then has loved having the opportunity to stand in front of people to turn history and current events into memorable stories. We all love stories. The world is filled with interesting quilt stories. She likes to share the best ones with you!

April

Amanda Murphy

Amanda MurphyThursday April 2, 2020 Program: Domestic Machine Ruler Work
Workshops TBA

Amanda Murphy is a quilt and fabric designer whose style bridges the modern and traditional. She is a BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson, national teacher, has a popular independent pattern line, and designs fabric collections for Contempo of Benartex Fabrics and embroidery collections for OESD. She has authored several books for C&T publishing including the best-selling Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and the new Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book.

Amanda enjoys every part of the quilting process, from designing fabrics, to integrating piecing and appliqué techniques, to the quilting itself, but the best part of her job is seeing people use her fabrics, books, and patterns to create their own works of art!

May

TBD

June

Linda Sullivan
Colourwerx

Thursday June 4, 2020 Program: Got Colour? The Color Lecture

Workshops TBA

Boost your colour confidence and learn to use every colour of the rainbow in your quilts. Linda will discuss the basics of colour theory, demonstrate colour concepts and how to create and combine dynamic colour palettes, as well as share her tips and tricks on how to find colour inspiration in everyday objects to inspire, infuse and ignite the colour in your next quilting project.

Linda and her partner Carl love color and love creating colorful, contemporary quilt designs and patternsin addition to teaching the art of quiltmaking!

Their patterns and designs are distributed to quilt shops and sewing boutiques throughout the United States and other countries all over the world.  They have been featured  in many quilting magazines including American Quilter, Quick Quilts and McCall's Quilting to name a few. Today, they reside in Palm Desert CA and enjoy collaborating on pattern designs and creating quilts, as well as traveling the country to share their love for color and quiltmaking with others.

July

Laura Winckel

Thursday July 2, 2020 Program: Quilting Leather

No workshops this month.


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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