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.
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Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.
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December 5, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Doris Deutmeyer

Doris is a lifelong artist, teacher, and designer loving all things art, fabric and landscape. She has a B A in Art Education and is a former Elementary Art teacher having taught all age levels.  Her home based business, Fabrications by Doris, has evolved into a line of self published fused raw edge landscapes and mini quilt patterns.

December 7, 2019 - Saturday Workshop

Color Your World with Friendship Pineapples

(Sewing machine in good working condition required)

This class combines color theory and introduction to paper piecing. We will start by learning how to use a color wheel to create color harmonies. Then, learn the basics of paper piecing by stitching a 3” pineapple block. Your completed block will be mounted in a double diamond mat ready for framing. Start to finish, this is a fun project to give as a delightful gift or keep. Finished size of project is 6” x 6”.

The Required Kit is $30 and must be ordered in advance.  The kit includes color wheel and handouts, Cherrywood hand dyed fabric, 3”block pattern and double matting, and mounting board to complete one 6” x 6” Friendship Pineapple.




Sue Benner
Mixed Media Quilts and Textiles

Program:  Art quilts
(No workshops this month)

Sue Benner is an innovator in her field. She creates complex dyed and painted textiles combined with recycled fabrics to form collaged fields of pattern, color, and beauty. Her work is shown world-wide in galleries, US embassies and museums including the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, National Quilt Museum, Neville Public Museum and the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art.

A respected educator, she lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction and artistic inspiration. She is well known for her communications skills and her ability to bring her knowledge of design and technique to the classroom experience.

Living in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, J. Craig Jett, Benner works in her studio, located in the backyard of their family home.  They have two grown sons, Kellan and Calder Jett, who were the muses for many of her early series.

Although she has lived in Texas for over 40 years, part of her heart resides still in her home state of Wisconsin.


Janet Nesbit
One Sister Designs

Lecture and workshops

Janet Nesbitt is the owner of ONE S1STER LLC, a web-based quilt design company, online retailer and wholesaler.

You may be more familiar with the quilt store/pattern design business she ran with her sister for 18 years - Buggy Barn Quilts in Reardan, WA, as well as designing Buggy Barn's popular line of quilt patterns and Henry Glass & Co. fabric collections. That same "crazy piecing/string piecing" style carries into the ONE S1STER designs.

Says Janet,
I've always been an avid scrap quilter with a passion for mixing prints and plaids that incorporate a unique sense of color. As I head into a new phase in my career, I look forward to focusing more of my time on creating fun and whimsical designs through my popular "crazy" piecing technique (stacking fabric, cutting on the lines, shuffling, and stitching it all together). This trademark piecing method is easy and forgiving, ensuring quilting success for stitchers of all levels.


Teresa Duryea Wong

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!


Amanda Murphy

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!


Anita Bowen

Program: Detour Ahead: How to Get Around Pot Holes and Road Blocks
(No workshops this month)

Anita Bowen is a popular and accomplished quilter local to the Columbia, SC area. One of her popular patterns is the Galaxy Star


Linda Sullivan

Got Colour? The Color Lecture - 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.

(Workshops TBA)

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.


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