Dallas Quilt Show 2017
"Its a Charmed Life!"
March 10 - 12, 2017
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Dallas Market Hall
This year, the Show Chair's Theme is "It's a Charmed Life!"
Charm Quilts have been around for over 150 years. They are referred to by many names: One Patch, indicating a single shape; Beggar, indicating that the quilter begged for fabric; and Odd-Feller, indicating no repeats in fabrics. Some very recognizable patterns include 1000 Pyramids, Grandmother's Flower Garden, Apple Core and Postage Stamp.
For the purposes of the show theme category, here are the rules:
- ONE SHAPE ONLY! You can use various sizes of the same shape in the quilt.
- You can repeat fabrics in the quilt.
- The edges of the quilt may have partial shapes where the sides were squared up, but the body of the quilt can have only one shape.
- Borders and applique are allowed but should be an accent, not the focus.
Quilts can be one-person, two-person or group. Add a little charm to your life in 2017!
Dallas Quilt Show 2016 Time Lapse Video
Click the image for a link to the You Tube Time Lapse Video
that 2016 Show Chairman Judy Kriehn recorded.
2016 Award Winners!
Best of Show:
Betty J. Carpenter Memorial Award for Overall Handwork:
Linda M Roy.....Primitive Web
Judge’s Choice selected by Frieda Anderson:
Deborah Herring.....The Minotaur’s Demise
Judge’s Choice selected by Becky Goldsmith:
Martha Herron.....Ode to Dotty
Judge’s Choice selected by Gerald Roy:
Barbara Oliver Hartman.....Road Trip
Past Show Chairs’ Choice:
Tonya Littman....Art Does Not Have To Match Your Sofa
Past Presidents’ Choice:
Jamie Moilanen.....For the Love of Dots
Rebecca "Becky" Prior....Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism
Merit Hand Quilting
Betty Day.....Whig Rose
Sun Mee Seen.....I Am The True Vine
Jane Holihan.....Summer’s Sonnet
Pride of Dallas: selected by Nicole Stutzman Forbes (on the left)
Doris Lajoie.....Gi Gi's Quilt
For a pdf list of all award winners, click HERE.
Thank you to our 2016 Dallas Quilt Show Sponsors!
Platinum - Thomas Sewing Center
Silver - Willetts Sewing and Embroidery Essentials
Bronze - Handi Quilter-Urban Spools
Bronze - Happiness Is Quilting
Copper - Best of Bernina Plano
Sustaining - Ben Goodwyn Agency
Front Porch Quilts
Innova/Jo's Quilting Studio
J MIchelle Watts Designs LLC
Patti's Last Resort
Plano Sewing Center
Quilters Haven-Quilting with "Charlie"
The Sewing Basket of Arlington