Board Members

Shelly Goodwyn

President

Remember me? Shelly Goodwyn. Formerly from Red Oak and now living in East Dallas near White Rock Lake. I sold my insurance agency in 2017 and worked for 2 years as an agent for a different agency. Last May I retired to focus on taking care of my husband. Though I haven’t been active in the guild much lately, I have in the past. I’ve been President and Show Chair for two terms each, Programs/Workshops one term, and worked with Rhonda Anderson in Community Service for most of my years at the guild. I joined the guild in about 1993 and have been on the show committee since 1997. I have two grown children (BTW Laura is a great mother of two girls); three step children and a combined seven grandchildren with another one due in late May. In this crazy social distancing mess, I spend my days walking, sewing, reading, line dancing (online), jigsaw puzzles, and keeping up with church friends. 

qgd board member, shelly goodwyn

Melanie Reimann

1st VP, Community Service

Melanie is a Dallas native that currently lives in Richardson with her husband, Kent. They have a daughter and son-in-law living in San Antonio and a son that lives in Denver. Before retiring in 2015, Melanie enjoyed 38 years as a math teacher in Richardson.

Melanie has been a member of the guild for almost 40 years. She loves piecing and quilting on her machine, but also loves occasional hand applique and hand quilting.  She enjoys making quilts for Covers for Kids, volunteering at the quilt show, and traveling anywhere.  She also loves boating with her husband at the lake and watching the hummingbirds from their back porch.

qgd board member, melanie reimann

Linda Bartley

2nd VP, Membership

Raised in California, Linda came to Texas for college and a job with Texas Instruments. She has two daughters, four grandsons, a husband (their 50th Anniversary is in December!), two cats and a pet tarantula. Linda learned to sew in Girl Scouts and made her own wedding dress. She has been a member of the Guild for about 25 years. Before retiring she enjoyed being the Environmental Education Coordinator at Alcuin Montessori School. She likes to dig in the dirt and collect plants and fabric.
board member linda bartley

Nancy Netherland

3rd VP, Programs and Workshops

Nancy is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin. She has been a member of the Dallas Guild since 2004 and has served as librarian and database manager as well as participating in two small groups.  Like most little girls, she learned to sew from her maternal grandmother and later from her own mom whose dress making skills were amazing. Nancy spent her school years making doll clothes and her own clothes. She took a quilting class in 1987, after her first son was born, with the hopes of making a quilt for him. That quilt didn’t happen. Soon a second son was born, and quilting went to the back burner until 2004 when she visited the guild and was awestruck at the beautiful quilts and gorgeous fabrics. She couldn’t wait to join a small group and start playing with fabric in new way. She loves all quilt designs, but leans heavily toward more modern styles and cheery colors in her own work. Nancy loves learning about new techniques, fabrics and approaches to quilting. When she is not sewing, Nancy is working at a quilt store, reading, gardening, walking her dog or traveling with her husband of 35 years. And yes, the sons did finally get their quilts.

Kathy Bonnett

3rd VP,  Programs and Workshops

Kathy was born in Rhode Island and moved to Texas in 1982. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in accounting. Until last year she worked as a corporate accountant. She retired in 2019. More time for quilting! In addition to quilting , Kathy enjoys fabric dying, running (see you at the lake), jewelry making, enamel, lamp work, working at the annual guild quilt show, and art shows!
qgd board member, kathy bonnett

Bonnie Ambrose

4th VP, Communications

Bonnie is a retiree of Atmos Energy Corporation, where she worked for 21 years as the director of employee development and AtmoSpirit. Prior to working for Atmos Energy, she was employed at the City of Dallas as the manager of personnel development. Her experiences include coaching leaders, facilitating strategic planning sessions, and working with in-tact work teams. In addition to being part of the Quilters Guild of Dallas, she volunteers for City Credit Union, the Denton County Master Gardener Association and is active in her church’s outreach program.

Her volunteer activities for the quilter’s guild include being past president, vice president finance, vice president programs, vice president community outreach and miniature quilt auction co-chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and a Masters of Science from Wright State University. Her interests include gardening, quilting and traveling. One characteristic is that she loves to learn… is always interested in learning something new that is what makes being a quilter so special!

qgd board member, bonnie ambrose

Concetta Boscardin

5th VP, Finance

Concetta, her husband, and two sons moved to Texas in 1988. Shortly after that, she joined the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas and has been a member for nearly 30 years. She has held many positions in the Guild including Show Treasurer, Miniature Quilt Auction, Block Challenge, Show Publicity, and Donation Quilt. She currently helps at the Judges table each year at the show.
 
She retired in 2018 from Child Study Center in Fort Worth where she was the Chief Financial Officer for eighteen years. She has a CPA certificate from the State of Nebraska and Masters Degree in Professional Accountancy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She is married to Steve and has two sons, Mike and Dan. Mike lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters, and Dan lives in Omaha with his wife, daughter, and son.
qgd board member, concetta boscardin

Lut De Mulder

6th VP, Show

Born and raised in Belgium, Lut moved to the U.S. when her husband received a scholarship to attend the University of Chicago in 1976. They then moved to Dallas when her husband was hired by Texas Instruments (TI). Since then the family has moved a couple times between Texas and the French Riviera, where T.I. had a major site. Lut has been married for 45 years to her high school sweetheart. They have three married sons living in Reno, NV, Seattle and the French Riviera.

She’s very proud of her 6 grandchildren: Sebastien, Isabella, Amelia, Sara, Viktor and Camelia. They all sleep under many of Lut’s quilts. She started quilting during her 3 years in Houston and found this a great way to make friends. After 10 years of teaching English and French as a second language at the Dallas International School, Lut retired to use all the fabric and quilting toys she bought over the years. She has been an active member of the Dallas and Plano quilt guilds in Texas, and the Canton and Cruso guilds in N.C., where she spends her summers. Besides quilting she loves to cook (French of course), enjoys wine (also French), fitness and travelling the world with her husband.

qgd board member, lut de mulder

Marcia Wood

7th VP, Education

Marcia is a self-described renaissance woman… WHAT??? Renaissance can mean rebirth or revitalization — as in rebirth of learning. If you are that person who says, “why, how, I want to understand,” you may be a renaissance woman (or man) too.

In college Marcia considered majoring in Art, Physics, Math, Chemistry, Geology, etc. She settled on Geology but always maintained an interest in how the world works (Physics), and a love of exploring art processes, loving the tactile and the visual. And, she loves sharing her curiosity and interests. She has taught in a variety of settings including home educating two children through high school, but her favorite job has been teaching beginning quilters, as well as more experienced quilters.

Marcia looks forward to challenging Guild members with new skills and fulfilling the mission of the Guild, “… to be a source of information and inspiration, to perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting…”

qgd board member, marcia wood

Christina Villmar

Secretary

Christina was born and raised in Dallas. She attended the University of Texas for undergraduate and the University of Miami for graduate school. After living in Miami for six years, she returned home to Texas where she is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. In addition to sewing, she enjoys SCUBA diving, ballroom dancing, and practicing yoga.
qgd board member, christina villmar

Laura McClure

Treasurer

Laura was born in New York and moved to Texas in 1978. She graduated from UT Austin with a degree in Mathematics. She currently works as an accountant in the marketing industry. Her first career was as a software developer for IBM, followed by several years as a full time Mom and volunteer. Laura is a long-arm quilter and enjoys many types of quilting making. She enjoys early morning walks, any types of puzzles, and playing video games. Her two adult sons claim that she is in the small Venn diagram intersection of quilters and avid video gamers.
qgd board member, laura mcclure