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

June 3 (Saturday), 2017 - Mary Fons


Lecture: A Day with Mary Fons

Join the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas at the Richardson Civic Center for a fun and educational day with Mary Fons. Mary Fons is a writer, quilter, and designer, creating Quilty, a weekly online how-to program for beginner quilters in 2010, and serving 4 years as editor and creative director of Quilty magazine.

Mary writes “The Quilt Scout,” a bi-monthly column for Quilts, Inc. She is co-host of Love of Quilting on PBS with her mother, Marianne Fons. Mary’s first book, Make + Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century was released in June of 2014 and Dear Quilty, a retrospective and pattern book from the pages of Quilty magazine, in 2015.

The day begins at 8:45 with morning refreshments followed by member demonstrations of ice dyeing and a woven fabric technique.  Next is a lecture by Mary, followed by a No Fear Partial Seams: The Sweeetpea Star Block workshop in the afternoon. The Quilters Guild of Dallas meeting in the evening features another lecture by Mary. (See Schedule below)

Workshop: No-Fear Partial Seams: The Sweetpea Star Block

If you've ever shied away from partial seams, it's time to face the music and enjoy shapes in your patchwork you can't get any other way. The Sweetpea Star Block is adorable and, depending on your fabric selection, offers almost endless opportunities for settings and patterns.

Supply List Coming Soon.









Schedule for A Day with Mary Fons:

8:45 am: Doors open and morning refreshments

9:00 am: Demonstrations

  1. Ice Dyeing Fabric - Sherry Worley
  2. Woven Fabric Tumbling Blocks - Monica Hendewerk

10:00 am - 11:30 am: Lecture - Mary Fons

‘10 Things I Know About Quilting and Life’

  • $5 for non-members (cash/check at the door)

Lunch break

12:30 pm: Workshop Setup

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Workshop: No-Fear Partial Seams: The Sweetpea Star Block


Dinner break

5:30 pm: Room opens to view Mary Fons’ quilts

Snacks/refreshments will be available

6:30 pm: Quilters Guild of Dallas Meeting/ Lecture - Mary Fons

'You Call That A Quilt?" Quilt Styles in America: Traditional, Contemporary, Studio/Art, and Modern'

  • $5 for non-members (cash/check at the door)

Location: Richardson Civic Center

411 West Arapaho Road

Richardson, Texas 75080

Use the West Entrance


July 6, 2017 - Cynthia L. Regone


Lecture: TBD

August 3, 2017 - Gyleen X. Fitzgerald


Lecture: TBD

September 7, 2017 - Frieda Anderson


Lecture: TBD

October 5, 2017 - Alisa Banks


Lecture: TBD

November 2, 2017 - Covers for Kids Work Evening

December 7, 2017 - Pepper Cory


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