Quilter's Guild of Dallas
Quilter's Guild of Dallas, Inc.
305 Spring Creek Village, Box 521
Dallas, TX 75248-5744
Guild Meetings: First Thursday of each month, 7:15 pm
Plans are underway for Dallas Quilt Show 2015, Market Hall, March 13 - 15!
Pat Speth began quilting in 1988 when she purchased a wool quilt batting from her Grandmother's auction. "I checked out a stack of quilt books from the library and fell in love with the patterns and designs, I knew I could not stop with just one quilt."
Pat started working with 5 inch squares as a basis for her quiltmaking in 1993 after attending her first retreat. She was asked to do a program for her guild in 1997 using the 5" squares, which gave her the push to explore new uses and techniques for working with the squares. Pat, while working a full time job, started on the book, Nickel Quilts, which was published in June 2001.
Pat loves teaching the methods for working with the 5" squares, and sharing her quilts with others. Her trunk show/lecture, Five Inch Is a Cinch, will provide insight into how nickel quilts are created. Pat will bring a great assortment of quilts from her collection, so program attendees can focus on the blocks in the quilts and the simple components from which they are made.
Learn the units that make eight different quilt designs including Tillie's Treasure, All That Glitters, Butterfly Waltz, Star and Hourglass, Star and Crown, South Dakota Star, Flying X and Prairie Gems. Once you start with these units you won't want to stop. Simple sewing and cutting techniques will turn your 5" squares into these remarkable units without cutting any triangles or working with bias. A handout and discussion will cover the process showing how to make your pieced border fit your quilt top.
Rated: easy to intermediate, not for a beginner.
These units comprise the Millennium Star, Pinwheels on Parade, Woodland Clover, Chesapeake, and Dawn to Dusk. The picket fence unit is made with the sew & flip method. (No triangles to cut or bias to work with.) You will receive a handout that includes 39 design variations on the Millennium Star block that are created by rotating and substituting the block components. Pat will show you many great borders using these units. A handout and discussion will cover the process of fitting a border to the basic top.
Click HERE to download a copy. This Newsletter also contains important forms for the 2015 Show: the Volunteer Registration Form, the Quilt Appraisal Request Form, the Miniature Auction Donation Form, and the Show Entry 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.
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