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The Quilter's Guild of Dallas, founded by Helena Hibbs in 1979, was organized to preserve the heritage of quilting, be a source of information and inspiration, and in general perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting.

The guild boasts numerous friendship groups, an extensive library, workshops, a well-respected annual quilt show, regular meetings featuring nationally known speakers, the Quilter's Guild of Dallas Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund, and the Helena Hibbs Scholarship.

For Guild Contact Information, please click here.

Guild Meetings: First Thursday of each month, 7:15 pm
Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas - Dallas, Texas
(Southeast corner of Dallas Tollway & Walnut Hill Lane)

August 7, 2014 – Suzanne Hardebeck

Lecture: Patriotic and Political Quilts

Suzanne Hardebeck is a quilt collector and professional quilt appraiser. She will be sharing her patriotic and political quilts which include c1870's through modern quilts. Among her favorites to collect are civil war era, World War I and II era and eagle quilts of all ages.

Before retiring from the University of Texas at Brownsville in August 2005, Suzanne was Associate Professor in Management and Department Chairperson of Business Administration. After retirement, she has spent time taking classes in fabric art, traditional, and modern quilt classes, quilt history, and quilt appraisal. Her interests in genealogy and quilts come together as she appraises antique quilts and relates them to the social, economic conditions, and trends of the time—particularly as they affect the lives of women, i.e. temperance movement, African-American quilts, etc.

Suzanne will touch on quilt values and take questions on factors contributing to the monetary value of new, vintage, and antique quilts. Patriotic quilts are always in style. If members of the audience have any quilts of valor or other patriotic themes, please bring them for show and tell.

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There will be no workshops this month.

The August 2014 Newsletter is now available!

Click here to download a copy.

By Laws

The last issue of QGD Online referenced proposed updates to the Guild bylaws. This is now posted HERE. Please address your comments and suggestions to Linda Newman, chairman of the bylaw review committee.

Membership Form

Click HERE to download a copy of a "fillable" membership form for 2014-15 on your computer and email it to our Membership Chairman, or print it and send it through the mail with your payment.

We are no longer accepting memberships for the 2013-14 year. The August meeting, featuring Suzanne Hardebeck, will be free for everyone. We are accepting new memberships and renewals for 2014-15. Pay on or before the September meeting and SAVE $5.00!

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