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Each year, as part of the Dallas Quilt Show, the Guild sponsors a "Block Contest." For many years, the contest results served two purposes. Some of the blocks were used to make the "donation quilt" for the following year, and the best blocks were used to make a "keeper quilt" that becomes part of the Guild's permanent collection. In recent years, there have been variations from this, with the donation quilt created using standardized patterns or like the 2001 donation quilt, a common theme. However, the Block Contest continues as a way for guild members to pit their skills against other guild members in friendly competition, while helping the guild preserve our quilting history.
Guild member Marcia Hampton serves as curator of the collection. If you would like to inquire about borrowing the "keeper collection" as a special exhibit, please email us.

Following are a sampling of other "Keeper Quilts" in our collection:

Note: For a time, this page is somewhat under construction. While the images are present, the webmaster has not yet had an opportunity to consult with the curator for quilt names and other information.

2009
Oriental Expressions
chaired by Joan Wilson

2009
Texas Boots Baltimore Style

Snow Sparkles
chaired by Rhonda Anderson

2008
Teapots
chaired by Rhonda Anderson

2006
I Heart Quilts
chaired by Richard Larson

2005
Birds of a Feather
chaired by Debbie Tribble and Richard Larson
2004
Feelings of Fall
chaired by Rhonda Anderson
2003
Under the Sea
Chaired by Concetta Boscardin
2002
Baskets Full
Chaired by Carol Morrissey
2002
20th Anniversary
chaired by Rhonda Anderson and Juliette Kimbrew
2001
Fancy Fans
Chaired by Flo Klein
2000
Art Nouveau Garden
Chaired by Sandy Brawner

1999
Myrtle's Friends
Chaired by Sharon Martinez
and Dana Perez

1998
Dallas' Past
chaired by Judith Patricelli-Stone

1997
Dallas Wind Rose
chaired by Ruth Cottrell

1996
Life's Little Pleasures
chaired by Carol Hill
and Karyn Bently

1995
Sunflower Quilt
chaired by Eileen Simon
and Peggy Kiersteadt

1993
Fantasy in Flight

chaired by Sharon Blevins Wilhelm
and Jane Mitchell

1992
Dallas Wreaths
chaired by Teresa Kline

pattern available

1989
Dallas Album
chaired by Michele Jack

pattern available