March 9 Guild Meeting Program
CAROL MORRISSEY – Art and Nature, a Colorful Collaboration
Carol Morrissey is a fifth-generation Texas quilter who embraces that heritage with enthusiasm. Her work reflects her love of photography, gardening, nature, and painting. Carol began sewing clothing as a child but didn’t make her first quilt until she was in her thirties. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is in many private collections. She enjoys providing programs and workshops to quilt guilds and other groups, sharing her love of quilting, her inspirations, and her techniques with others. Carol’s favorite quote: “If you like something, what’s so bad about doin’ a lot of it? You never know when it’s going to end.” Elvis Aaron Presley
March 10 – Fabric Postcards Workshop
Who is ready for a retreat??
The 2021 Spring Away Retreat is planned for March 21 – 24 at Cactus Rose Hideaway in Stephenville.
The 2021 Spring Day Retreat is planned for Thursday through Saturday, April 8 – 10 at Lamar Baptist Church.
Go to the Retreat Page for details and registration. Online and printable registration forms are also found under Forms.
**Please note that online registration for the 2021 Spring Away Retreat is closed.**
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.