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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!

October 2, 2014 – Flavin Glover

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 45 or 60 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

Lecture: New York Beauty State of Mind

photo of Linda Hahn

Linda's classes are fun and empowering! She has a way of taking a project that looks complex and breaking it down in such a way that's easy to understand. Linda adds her own sense of style while at the same time making it a WHOLE LOTTA FUN! Her infectious passion for quilting shines through in her classes. Linda is a high energy - low stress instructor.

Linda is the author of the AWARD WINNING AQS Best Seller "NEW YORK BEAUTY DIVERSIFIED". "Diversified" was the Gold Medal winner in the 2013 Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards. Her first book with AQS was "NEW YORK BEAUTY SIMPLIFIED". "Simplified" was the bronze medal winner in the Independent Publishers Living Now Book Awards.

When not doing something "quilty", she likes to cruise the caribbean, or sit under a palm tree with her Kindle and an umbrella drink. Linda LOVES to shake her bootie by attending Zumba classes.

Friday Workshop: New York Beauty Simplified


This workshop from the AQS Best Seller book of the same name. Learn how to make spectacular NY Beauty blocks using just ONE PIN! Students will learn Linda's technique and be able to choose the layout they wish to use. She'll cover a really easy way to quickly paper piece the arcs ("crown"), as well as quilting options for the New York Beauty.

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

Saturday Workshop: New York Beauty Diversified


This workshop is from Linda's new AWARD WINNING book - New York Beauty Diversified (AQS 2013) - the book is not a required purchase. You will not only learn Linda's ONE PIN technique for creating New York Beauty blocks - you'll also learn how easily they can be incorporated into other blocks which open up many new design possibilities.

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

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.

January 8, 2015 – Modern Quilt Studio

Lecture: "Quilts Made Modern"
Friday, January 9, 2015 Workshop: Improv Piecing
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Workshop: Kaleidoscopes Simplified

February 5, 2015 – Pat Speth

Lecture: "Five Inch Is a Cinch"
Friday, February 6, 2015 Workshop: Small Wonders
Saturday, February 7, 2015 Workshop: Picket Fence

March 5, 2015 – Brenda Perry

Lecture: "Waste Not, Want not"
There will be no workshops this month.

April 2, 2015 – TBD

May 7, 2015 – Barb Gardner

Lecture: EQ7
Friday, May 8, 2015 Workshop: TBD
Saturday, May 9, 2015 Workshop: TBD

June 4, 2015 – Jan Krentz

Lecture and Workshops TBD

July 2, 2015 – No lecture nor workshops

August 6, 2015 – Deborah Boschert

Lecture: "Nine Tips for Dynamic Composition"

photo of Deborah Boschert

September 3, 2015 – Mary Lou Weidman

October 1, 2015 – Kathy Schmidt

November 5, 2015 – Becky Goldsmith

December 3, 2015 – Sandra Archer

Lecture: Holiday Quilt Show

April 8, 2015 – Mickey Depre

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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