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 below to read about our great speaker lineup
 

July 6, 2017 - Cynthia L. Regone

cajunclassicsquilts.com

Cynthia started quilting in 1981 and within ten years was producing award-winning quilts. She lectures and teaches throughout the United States. She has served on the board of several state and local guilds in Oklahoma and Texas. She was a featured teacher at the 31st Annual National Quilting Association Show in 2000 and teaches at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

Several of her designs have been featured in Fons and Porters magazine Love of Quilting, Quilt Works Today, and Quilting Today magazines. Her quilt "Red Hot Flannel" was featured in the 2005 Love of Quilting Calendar. In April 2007, That Patchwork Place published her first quilting book "Colorful Quilts - A Journey Through Fabric". A separate pattern has been distributed by Martingale Press for her quilt design titled "Sweet Pea Manor". Her quilt "Cherry Picking Time" appeared in the 2008 Calendar for That Patchwork Place. Her quilt "Black Eyed Susans" was one of 15 quilts featured in the Martingale Press book Creative Quilts Vol. III, which was published in the Spring of 2008.

True to her roots, Cynthia designs under her own quilt pattern label named, Cajun Classics.

 

 

 

 

Lecture: Applique - Keeping it Real in the 21st Century

Explore the possibilities of adding applique to enhance a pieced quilt top and borders. See how many applications there are for mixing pieced blocks with applique blocks. Applique does not have to be needle turned. Have you ever tried fusing a design, rough edge applique, or the very versatile freezer paper methods? Have you seen the quick and easy way of making templates using large Avery labels? Do you know the correct needles and thread to use when hand or machine stitching applique? All of these topics will be presented in this one hour lecture. This lecture will also include at least two dozen applique quilts guaranteed to inspire even the most die-hard applique haters.


August 3, 2017 - Gyleen X. Fitzgerald

colourfulstitches.com

Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children’s books.


An avid quilter, Gyleen has earned Best of Show honors and as a publisher, she is a Gold Medal winner for Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen.


Gyleen has appeared on The Quilt Show and Lifetime TV promoting a contemporary spirit in traditional quiltmaking.
For Gyleen, dreams hold no limits. Ray, her husband is her shining light and quilting is her passion; together they color her world in a very special way.
Gyleen is a Philadelphia, PA native, who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan.

 

Lecture: Path to Modern

From Traditional through contemporary to modern, Gyleen will explore designs with rectangles and squares that are the building components for modern quilts. Featuring quilts from the Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles series.

Friday, August 4th Workshop: Going in Circles.

Explosive! That is the one word says it all. This is a technique and color design workshop. Learn raw edge applique technique to achieve perfect "stress-free" curves. Experiment with layouts very similar to the Drunkard's Path with an extra curve or two to produce a unique design. Wall hanging (25" x 25") uses 16 fabrics from 4 colour groups. 

Special Tool(s) required: none

Supply List coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 5th Workshop: Play Modern.

It’s fast, it’s quick, it’s geometric and it’s Tumbling Blocks with controlled free-style piecing. We will start with the thought of having fun and being in the moment. The technique is to use Polygon2 Diamonds and Butterfly Seam to create a BOLD wall-hanging that shouts, “Modern” or “Contemporary”. This workshop is about you with over 6 options for the free-style piecing.

Special Tool(s) required: Polygon and Polygon 2 Tools

Supply List coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 


September 7, 2017 - Frieda Anderson

friestyle.com

Lecture: TBD


October 5, 2017 - Alisa Banks

alisabanks.com

Lecture: TBD


November 2, 2017 - Covers for Kids Work Evening


December 7, 2017 - Pepper Cory

peppercory.com

Lecture: TBD


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
programs@quiltersguildofdallas.org
 

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