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Programs & Workshops

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.

For questions: email workshops@quiltersguildofdallas.org.
For workshop guidelines, click Here.
Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.

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!



May 1, 2014 – Pat Yamin
www.comequiltwithme.com

Lecture: Trunk Show

Pat Yamin, president and founder of Come Quilt With Me, is well known in the quilting industry. She has appeared on many television and radio quilt shows, the most recent being The Quilt Show with Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson. Her company manufactures templates and other tools that assure accuracy and shorten the time necessary to make a quilt. She is the first person to invent a rotating turntable named the Brooklyn Revolver TM which is the "original cutting and turning mat."

For more than 40 years, Pat has been designing quilt patterns, templates, making quilts, judging, leading seminars, writing quilt books, and teaching how to make a quilt. Released in the spring of 2013 is Simple Super One-Patch Quilts. Her other books are: Two-Patch Scrap Quilts, One-Patch Scrap Quilts, and Back to Basics Quilt Templates and Patterns Explained which were all published by the American Quilter's Society. Look What I See Quilts was published by the American School of Needlework.

In addition to designing, teaching, traveling and vending at quilt shows, Pat also organizes and runs quilting retreats throughout the United States.

Friday, May 2 Workshop: Storm at Sea

One of the most popular of traditional quilt patterns is the Storm At Sea. This seven piece template set is a time saver and makes rotary cutting a breeze. One piece which people often think is a 60 degree diamond, is not, which helps to create the curve or optical illusion to the overall pattern. The block is 12", followed by the rest being 9".

Click HERE for a Supply List for the Friday Workshop.

Saturday, May 3 Workshop: Quilted Fans

Quilter's Fan is a favorite Kansas City Star newspaper quilt pattern from the 1930's. Perfect for learning hand piecing or machine piecing techniques, sewing concave and convex seams. Discover the process to assemble eight-inch blocks with 16 blades, which creates a pinwheel center. Choose to work with light and dark fabric scraps, or the feed sacks that were so popular in that era.

Click HERE for a Supply List for the Saturday Workshop.


June 5, 2014 – David Taylor
www.davidtaylorquilts.com

Lecture: Trunk Show

David Taylor was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire and currently lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. His obsession with fabric began at an early age, salvaging tiny scraps from his mother's sewing area trash bin. This began his love and appreciation for fabric and texture.

After college, David embarked on a career in graphic design (before computers!), primarily working for newspapers. Throughout his 20-year career, he received more than 100 regional and national awards for newspaper editorial layout and advertising design.

David's first quilt design was in 1999, collaborating on a fundraiser project for Strings Music Festival in Steamboat with friend and fellow quilter Madeleine Vail of Clark, CO. Madeleine encouraged him to keep after it. Following a visit to Houston in 2002 for the International Quilt Festival, his obsession with fabric turned into an obsession for quilting as art. In 2008, he became an ambassador for HandiQuilter and their Sweet Sixteen sit-down quilting machine.

Now, more than a decade into his quilting journey, he has exhibited his work internationally and teaches at numerous venues throughout the year. David Taylor has been the recipient of the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association (2006), the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilters Society (Paducah, 2008), and a two-time Best of Show winner at the IQA's Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008), among others.

Friday Workshop: Floral Pictorial Applique

This workshop demonstrates my hand-appliqué technique with simple applique shapes, using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will also cover how I build my pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details from simple shapes by letting the fabric choices do all the hard work.

$10 PATTERN Fee includes:

  • Pattern with instructions and handout
  • Tracing paper
  • Freezer paper printouts
  • Liquid starch and brushes

I also have pre-washed fabric kits available for $30. (Available for purchase through instructor during the workshop or online at www.davidtaylorquilts.com).

Click HERE for a Supply List for the Friday Workshop.

Saturday Wokshop: Simple Pictorial Hand Applique

This workshop demonstrates my hand-appliqué technique with simple applique shapes, using freezer paper templates and liquid starch. The class will also cover how I build my pictorial wall quilts and how to get beautiful details from simple shapes by letting the fabric choices do all the hard work.

$30 KIT Fee includes:

  • Pattern with instructions and handout
  • Tracing paper
  • Freezer paper
  • Liquid starch and brushes
  • Pre-washed fabrics in an assortment of colors, textures and patterns
  • Fabric background (fat quarter) for appliqué base

(Available for purchase through instructor during the workshop or online at www.davidtaylorquilts.com).

Click HERE for a Supply List for the Saturday Workshop.


July 3, 2014 – No lecture nor workshops


August 7, 2014 – Suzanne Hardebeck


Lecture: Patriotic and Political Quilts

Suzanne Hardebeck is a quilt collector and professional quilt appraiser. She will be sharing her patriotic and political quilts which include c1870's through modern quilts. Among her favorites to collect are civil war era, World War I and II era and eagle quilts of all ages.

Before retiring from the University of Texas at Brownsville in August 2005, Suzanne was Associate Professor in Management and Department Chairperson of Business Administration. After retirement, she has spent time taking classes in fabric art, traditional, and modern quilt classes, quilt history, and quilt appraisal. Her interests in genealogy and quilts come together as she appraises antique quilts and relates them to the social, economic conditions, and trends of the time—particularly as they affect the lives of women, i.e. temperance movement, African-American quilts, etc.

Suzanne will touch on quilt values and take questions on factors contributing to the monetary value of new, vintage, and antique quilts. Patriotic quilts are always in style. If members of the audience have any quilts of valor or other patriotic themes, please bring them for show and tell.

political quilt patriotic quilt

There will be no workshops this month.



September 4, 2014 – Doug Leko
www.antlerquiltdesign.com

Lecture: Trunk Show

Friday Workshop: Taylored Stars
Saturday Workshop: Sparkler


October 2, 2014 – Flavin Glover
www.flavinglover.com

Lecture: "Waste Not, Want Not – Depression Era Quilts "

Flavin Glover is a quilt designer, national teacher and author, with a degree in Clothing, Textiles & Related Arts from Auburn University. Innovative Log Cabin and geometric patchwork quilts, composed of many fabrics in vibrant colors, have become her trademark over the past 30 years. Her patchwork classes and presentations cater to varied skill levels. Flavin's Log Cabin Landscape & Buildings quilts are featured in her book, A New Look at Log Cabin Quits by C&T Publishing. Her quilt Row Houses was selected one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century. She has been featured on HGTV's Simply Quilts.

Flavin's interest in early 20th century quiltmakers has prompted addressing her own quilting heritage and influences of the women in her family and the quilts they made. She has served on the Board of the American Quilt Study Group and the International Quilt Association Board.

Friday, October 3, 2014 Workshop: Colorful and Creative – Log Cabin Diamonds

For the experienced quilter ready to create blocks full of color that look three-dimensional. Choose from a variety of blocks and design layout grids in order to suit your preferences. Learn accurate, streamlined construction techniques for blocks with logs cut on 45º or 60º angles. Explore how to use color and value to enhance the illusion of depth. See the designs develop as you cut and sew blocks in class. Be inspired by Zinnias and Spinning Stars (below).

Click HERE for a pdf of the Friday Workshop Supply List.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 Workshop: Log Cabin Patchwork Quilts

A workshop designed for Log Cabin enthusiasts who want to learn the construction techniques used in the samples below. Start to build a Log Cabin house quilt using a basic traditional square block or a multiwidth-log rectangular Courthouse Steps block. You can adjust the scale of the block and personalize your own color scheme. This hands-on class enables you to machine stitch your blocks as you learn the distinctive characteristics of the featured quilts.

Click HERE for a pdf of the Saturday Workshop Supply List.


November 2014 – Linda Hahn
www.froghollowdesigns.com

Lecture: New York Beauty State of Mind

photo of Linda Hahn

Friday Workshop: New York Beauty Simplified
Saturday Workshop: New York Beauty Diversified


December 4, 2014 – Donna Hall

Lecture: "Needles to Notions, Threads to Guessing: What Works Best"

photo of Dona Hall

There will be no workshops this month.



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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