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.
For workshop guidelines, click Here
Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.
Scroll down to read about our great speaker lineup




May 2, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Barb Vedder

Lecture: Quilts - The Story of My Life


Barb's lecture is a PowerPoint Presentation followed by a trunk show of quilts representing her 25-year journey in quilt making and design. Barb presents her quilts chronologically to show the evolution of her work from commercial patterns to adaptation to original work.   She shares her inspiration sources and how she has interpreted them in her work in hopes that it will inspire others to tell their own story.


Workshop - Friday, May 3, 2019: Hex Vex – English Paper Piecing

Location: Best Little Retreat Center in Texas,7989 Beltline Road, #168, Dallas, 75248

Learn the basic techniques of English Paper Piecing to start your own unique hexagon quilt.  We will discuss the importance of color and scale when choosing fabrics for this scrap quilt.  Students will learn how to achieve intricate patterns and designs using commercial fabrics.


Workshop - Saturday, May 4, 2019: Liberated Houses – Free Piecing Fun
Location: Best Little Retreat Center in Texas,7989 Beltline Road, #168, Dallas, 75248
In this fun workshop there is very little prep and lots of sewing fun!  Barb will demonstrate and guide students in making liberated house blocks in different styles and sizes.  This is a fun way to use scraps or make a holiday themed quilt.  Barb will also discuss how to set the blocks to finish your house quilt.  Fun class for all skill levels.

June 6, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Carol Morrissey

Lecture: Confessions of an Absent-Minded Quilter

No workshops this month.


July 4, 2019

No Meeting - Happy Fourth of July!


August 1, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Linda Neal

Lecture: How To Create an Award-Winning Quilt


September 5, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Latifah Saafir

Lecture: TBA




October 3, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Amy Knack

Lecture: TBA

Workshops: TBA


November 7, 2019

Covers for Kids Work Evening


December 5, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Doris Deutmeyer

Lecture: TBA

Workshops: TBA





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