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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July 5, 2018
Guild Meeting Speaker – JONATHAN GREGORY - INTERNATIONAL QUILT
Lecture: You can do a lot in twenty years. The case of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Just over 20-years-old, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, houses the largest publicly-owned collection of quilts in the world, dating from the early 1700s to the present and representing more than 50 countries. Jonathan Gregory, assistant curator of exhibitions, will describe the IQSCM’s founding and significant growth, treasures of its collections, its many resources available to quiltmakers and enthusiasts around the world, and the recent and important exhibitions produced by the museum, including Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection.
Jonathan Gregory works in development and production of exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. His curatorial credits include “Covering the War: American Quilts in Times of Conflict” and “The Engineer Who Could: Ernest Haight’s Half Century of Quiltmaking.” He is a contributing author to various IQSCM publications including American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1790-1870 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018), American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009), and co-editor of the IQSCM’s educational website, World Quilts (worldquilts.quiltstudy.org). Gregory earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in textiles from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before becoming a museum professional, Gregory worked more than twenty years in human resources and other business management roles.
August 2, 2018
Dr. David Ciambrone http://www.davidciambrone.com/ is a retired executive, scientist, professor of engineering, a forensics consultant and a best selling award-winning author.He lives in Georgetown, Texas with his wife Kathy, a quilter. He has been a president and vice president of Sisters-in-Crime in California and Texas. He has also been a member of many writers groups in the states and internationally. He will be speaking to us about the Virginia Davies Quilt Mysteries that he has authored
Guild Meeting Speaker - David Ciambrone
Lecture: Virginia Davies Quilt Mysteries
Winnie Fleming has been quilting for over 36 years and loves scrap quilts and borders … or any quilt with a lot of pieces and fabrics. She lives outside Houston in Friendswood and teaches at Pinwheels & Posies in Dickinson, TX. She loves to travel to visit Texas guilds and also enjoys judging quilt shows so she can see the quilts up close and personal. Winnie is also a Craftsy online instructor and has two Borders classes and a t-shirt Quilt class. She loves to share tips and techniques for precise piecing that can be used on every quilting project.
Guild Meeting Speaker - Winnie Fleming
Lecture: Scrap Exchange Blocks
Workshop: Sept. 7, 2018 Lone Star Table Runner Workshop Form: Here Supply Sheet: Here
Workshop: Sept. 8, 2018 Borders Galore Workshop Form: Here Pre-Class Instructions:: Here Pre-Class Cutting Instructions: Here
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: