Keeper Quilt Collection

Each year, as part of the Dallas Quilt Show, the Guild sponsors a “Block Contest.” For many years, the contest results served two purposes. Some of the blocks were used to make the “donation quilt” for the following year, and the best blocks were used to make a “keeper quilt” that becomes part of the Guild’s permanent collection. In recent years, there have been variations from this, with the donation quilt created using standardized patterns or like the 2001 donation quilt, a common theme. However, the Block Contest continues as a way for guild members to pit their skills against other guild members in friendly competition, while helping the guild preserve our quilting history.

If you would like to inquire about borrowing the “keeper collection” as a special exhibit, please email us.

Some of Our “Keeper Quilts”

keeper quilt, teapots

2015
Winter Chill
Chaired by Marcia Wood & Francis Hafer

keeper quilt, sunbonnet sue and her garden

2013
Sunbonnet Sue and Her Garden
Chaired by Val Hubbard

keeper quilt, hot air balloons in bloom

2012
Hot Air Balloons in Bloom
Chaired by Cleola Green

keeper quilt, oriental expressions

2009
Oriental Expressions
Chaired by Joan Wilson

keeper quilt, texas boots, baltimore style

2009
Texas Boots – Baltimore Style
Chaired by Joan Wilson

keeper quilt, teapots

2008
Teapots
Chaired by Rhonda Anderson

keeper quilt, snow sparkles

2007
Trip Down Memory Lane
Chaired by Joan Wilson

keeper quilt, i heart quilts

2006
I Heart Quilts
Chaired by Richard Larson

keeper quilt, birds of a feather

2005
Birds of a Feather
Chaired by Debbie Tribble and Richard Larson

keeper quilt, feelings of fall

2004
Feelings of Fall
Chaired by Rhonda Anderson

keeper quilt, snow sparkles

2003
Snow Sparkles

Chaired by Rhonda Anderson

keeper quilt, under the sea

2003
Under the Sea
Chaired by Concetta Boscardin

keeper quilt, baskets full

2002
Baskets Full
Chaired by Carol Morrissey

keeper quilt, 20th anniversary

2002
20th Anniversary
Chaired by Rhonda Anderson and Juliette Kimbrew

keeper quilt, fancy fans

2001
Fancy Fans
Chaired by Flo Klein

keeper quilt, art nouveau garden

2000
Art Nouveau Garden
Chaired by Sandy Brawner

keeper quilt, myrtles friends

1999
Myrtle’s Friends
Chaired by Sharon Martinez and Dana Perez

keeper quilt, dallas past

1998
Dallas’ Past
Chaired by Judith Patricelli-Stone

keeper quilt, dallas wind rose

1997
Dallas Wind Rose
Chaired by Ruth Cottrell

keeper quilt, lifes little pleasures

1996
Life’s Little Pleasures
Chaired by Carol Hill and Karyn Bently

keeper quilt, sunflower

1995
Sunflower Quilt
Chaired by Eileen Simon and Peggy Kiersteadt

keeper quilt, fantasy in flight

1993
Fantasy in Flight
Chaired by Sharon Blevins Wilhelm and Jane Mitchell

keeper quilt, dallas wreaths

1992
Dallas Wreaths
Chaired by Teresa Kline

keeper quilt, dallas album

1989
Dallas Album
Chaired by Michele Jack