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!
February 5, 2015 – Pat Speth
Pat Speth began quilting in 1988 when she purchased a wool quilt batting from her Grandmother's auction. "I checked out a stack of quilt books from the library and fell in love with the patterns and designs, I knew I could not stop with just one quilt."
Pat started working with 5 inch squares as a basis for her quiltmaking in 1993 after attending her first retreat. She was asked to do a program for her guild in 1997 using the 5" squares, which gave her the push to explore new uses and techniques for working with the squares. Pat, while working a full time job, started on the book, Nickel Quilts, which was published in June 2001.
Pat loves teaching the methods for working with the 5" squares, and sharing her quilts with others. Her trunk show/lecture, Five Inch Is a Cinch, will provide insight into how nickel quilts are created. Pat will bring a great assortment of quilts from her collection, so program attendees can focus on the blocks in the quilts and the simple components from which they are made.
Learn the units that make eight different quilt designs including Tillie's Treasure, All That Glitters, Butterfly Waltz, Star and Hourglass, Star and Crown, South Dakota Star, Flying X and Prairie Gems. Once you start with these units you won't want to stop. Simple sewing and cutting techniques will turn your 5" squares into these remarkable units without cutting any triangles or working with bias. A handout and discussion will cover the process showing how to make your pieced border fit your quilt top.
Rated: easy to intermediate, not for a beginner.
These units comprise the Millennium Star, Pinwheels on Parade, Woodland Clover, Chesapeake, and Dawn to Dusk. The picket fence unit is made with the sew & flip method. (No triangles to cut or bias to work with.) You will receive a handout that includes 39 design variations on the Millennium Star block that are created by rotating and substituting the block components. Pat will show you many great borders using these units. A handout and discussion will cover the process of fitting a border to the basic top.
My name is Brenda Perry and I am a professional quilt maker, lecturer and teacher. A self proclaimed "Quiltaholic," I live in Sanger, Texas with my husband, Don, of over 50 years. We have a married daughter and 2 grown grandsons. They are my biggest fans.
I learned early on that I loved working with my hands and have tried everything from macramé, tole painting, and fabric crafts to cross-stitch. Once I discovered quilting all else went by the wayside. I am a self-taught traditional quilter. I have been blessed by the love of quilt making and have been given the opportunity to teach at quilt shops, through guilds such as yours and a number of small groups. Quilting has taken over my life, but I'm not complaining. I am truly blessed.
Program Waste Not Want Not:
AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, Lisa Erlandson lectures in North Texas, and earned her Masters of Arts in Public Communications at the University of North Texas.
As a compulsive quilt collector, teacher, restorer, Lisa also judges shows and operates LeRetreat in Gainsville,Texas. This Lecture features her extensive collection of antique quilts and stories.
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.
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