Quilter's Guild of Dallas
Quilter's Guild of Dallas, Inc.
305 Spring Creek Village, Box 521
Dallas, TX 75248-5744
NEW! - $5.00/day discount for workshops when reservation is made/paid for a minimum of 30 days in advance! An additional $5 discount if you take both workshops offered by a speaker!
Scroll down below to read about our great speaker lineup!
April 2, 2015 – Lisa Erlandson (no workshops; Easter weekend)
Lecture: Thanks Eli, Isaac and Tom"
May 7, 2015 – Barb Gardner
Come into the computer age and use your computer screen as a virtual design wall. The "Electric Quilt Program" (EQ) allows you to play with color, design, layout and pattern ideas before even cutting the fabric. No more making up fabric squares, only to find they aren't "working."
Come to see a quilt evolve from an idea to a design, to patterns and a finished quilt, all with just a few key strokes. Most of the commands are very similar to standard word processing tools. Traditional, modern and art quilts will be discussed. For those not interested in computer design, Barb will show lots of quilts on the screen and in person to keep you entertained. She will also talk about creating a successful quilt design.
Visit www.ElectricQuilt.com for an overview of the program then join us to see it in action. A Mac version has just been released so everyone can join in the fun.
Quilt designed using EQ7: see "American Quilter" March, May, July, September 2014, a four part series : Peppermint Pizzazz. AQS Members can download this pattern from the AQS website.
Beginners class starts on Friday morning and then the classes progress to Advanced Class on Saturday afternoon. Each class is a separate sign- up. One or more or all may be taken. Each class is not a prerequisite for another. That is, sign-up according to your level of expertise. EQ6 or 7 must have been purchased and downloaded prior to class. EQ1-5 will not be covered. Please read class descriptions.
$25 each. Open to the public
***Computer optional for all classes. However, if you already own EQ6 or 7, must be preloaded prior to class.
*** EQ6,7 must be preloaded
*** WiFi connection available.
*** Two sharing a computer is possible
Take your quilting into the computer age. Play with color, design and pattern ideas. Rotate or mirror blocks, recolor, add sashing, figure yardage, generate accurate patterns and more with the click of a mouse. This introductory demonstration gives a student who owns the program the confidence to go home and play with it. It's also good for someone who just wants see to how it works before making the decision about purchasing it. The program is available for MAC and PC.
EQ6 or 7. Computer optional.
For those who understand the basics of Electric Quilt 7 or attended the morning class and wish to continue, these three hours gives you more time to explore on your own and ask questions for individual assistance. It is not necessary to attend the morning friday class. Take a more in depth look at the designing blocks, appliques and quilts using Easy Draw & Patch Draw (chapter 8). Explore adding text, creating pallets, unique borders and Auto Borders, layout libraries, applique designs, quilt labels, art quilt designs, Serendipity, printing patterns, and more. This is an opportunity to get personal attention from the instructor with some demos throughout the afternoon as needed and requested.
For those who understand the basics of Electric Quilt, this is a chance to explore the more advanced areas of designing blocks, appliques, borders and labels. Explore creating pallets, unique borders and auto borders, layout libraries of block designs, applique designs, quilt labels and art quilt designs. The instructor will offer a few demos and then allow time for practice and individual attention. Both Saturday classes will complement each other and cover different topics, so consider taking both. Traditional, contemporary, art quilts and modern quilt designs will be explored. All quilting skill levels are welcome.
This class will teach more advanced design options for your quilts. The instructor will offer a few demos and then allow time for individual attention and questions from the class. Some of the topics covered will include several methods of drawing, Wreathmaker, paper piecing, quilting designs and stencils, incorporating photos into quilts (Image Editing, ch 9), Serendipity and more. Several levels of the same projects will be demonstrated.
Both Saturday classes will complement each other and cover different topics, so consider taking both. Traditional, contemporary, art quilts and modern quilt designs will be explored. All quilting skill levels are welcome.
Deborah shares her most recent art quilts and talks about developing her own personal style. Tons of examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she'll discuss how those came to be. She'll tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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