Our April 13 Guild Meeting will feature BARBARA EIKMEIER!
Barbara learned to sew in 4-H and made her first quilt while in high school but didn’t start quilting seriously until after she married in 1984. She’s been teaching quilting since 1990 and her favorite technique is applique. She has written four quilting books, designed fabrics and patterns, and presents programs and workshops to guilds around the country. Her lecture will include a trunk show of sampler quilts made with blocks of many sizes. Popular in the late 1800s, the random size block quilt has it’s own set of challenges. She will present examples and show how you can convert your own block collection into a stunning quilt.
April 14 – WORKSHOP – Random Block Sampler – Students are invited to bring a set of blocks of different sizes to make into a stunning sampler quilt. In the first half of this 6-hour workshop, Barbara will teach how to make a variety of units with the Magic Triangle Ruler. The second half will be spent with students designing their own one-of-a-kind quilts using their assortment of blocks and the techniques learned in the first half of the workshop.
Global Quilt Conn sampler
NOTICE: The Bob Duncan Center has reopened, so we have resumed having most meetings in person. The meeting room is large enough to accommodate the membership and still maintain physical distancing. Masks are still currently required. Please join us!
If you are unable to meet in person, meetings are also available on ZOOM.
The Quilters’ Guild of Arlington meets on the second Tuesday of each month at:
Bob Duncan Community Center (in Vandergriff Park)
2800 South Center Street,
Arlington, TX 76014
Social time begins at 6:30 pm with the business meeting and program beginning at 7:00 pm. Most meetings include a short business meeting, guest speakers with lectures, trunk shows or demonstrations, show and tell, challenges, and door prizes. Guests are always welcome.
Go to the Programs page for information on our programs, speakers and workshops. Go to the Community page for information on our other activities and Community Outreach, including Stitch Groups, all of which welcome new members.
Many speakers lead workshops on the Wednesday following the Tuesday General Meeting from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Our NEW workshop location is Traders Village RV Park Recreation Center, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Click here for map. The Recreation Center is beside the Convenience Store.
In the early 1980s, Shirley Brix and Becky Zook gathered 75 students and began holding classes at the Fielder Museum to encourage quilters to form a guild and talk about opening a quilt shop. In August of 1984, the first meeting of the Guild was held at the First Christian Church, forming the Quilters’ Guild of Arlington, with 35 charter members.
The guild was organized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization to:
- preserve and encourage the art of quilting,
- provide instruction for Guild members,
- educate the public,
- and to promote a gathering of people with this common interest.