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
Workshops are held 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. The Recreation Center is beside the Convenience Store. Map
2021 Programs and Workshops
October 12 – REBECCA BRYAN – Modern Triangle Quilts (via ZOOM)
Rebecca Bryan is known for creating colorful and geometric quilts. As a fourth generation quilter, Rebecca grew up in a family of makers. Her mother taught her everything she knew about sewing and helped her make her first official quilt for her first apartment. Rebecca has been quilting passionately ever since. A quilt designer, blogger, and author, she currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, four children, and one dog. Her lecture and trunk show will feature how you can use ideas from graphic design in your quilts. You’ll leave the trunk show with fresh ideas to apply to your own quilts! Be sure to check out her website and social media. She posts weekly tutorials on YouTube!
November 9 – SHARON HOLLIDAY
Sharon Holliday from Sourdough Quilts has been a quilter for more than 25 years and has made over 400 quilts in that time. She is known for making many scrap quilts, and will be providing a trunk show of 30+ quilts, showing numerous ways to make scrappy quilts.
December 14 – Woolies Trunk Show, Drawing for 2021 Donation Quilt, 2022 Donation Quilt Reveal
2022 Programs and Workshops
January 11 – TERRY MOSHER – Men Quilt: The History of Male Quilters Beginning in the 16th Century & Trunk Show
January 12 – WORKSHOP – Millefiore Quilt Using English Paper Piecing
Unlock the possibilities within hexagons and make your own unique blocks. Learn the glue-basting method of English paper piecing and use it to create exciting designs. You’ll enjoy relaxing handwork as you incorporate hexagons into decorative projects.
February 8 – ANNIE SMITH – The Quilt Police – and what does it mean to me?
Have you ever wondered where the quilt police come from? And why does it matter what they say? Annie shares her humorous experiences as a quilt judge, what she sees, and what you should be aware of if you have a desire to enter quilts into competition – using her own quilts as examples.
February 9 – WORKSHOP – Color Sense
Annieʼs most popular Workshop! Every quilter thinks that they have a problem with color – when in fact, they need to know more about fabric. Learn exactly what draws the eye to interesting designs and patterns in quilts to give them life. We will discuss keys to effective fabric selection, apply hands-on design exercises, and make a quilt applying everything learned. Learn to apply design rules to choose fabrics for quilts, enhancing your own color and fabric intuition. Students will create a resource binder that they will use again and again. Understanding the points taught in this workshop will make all the difference in future quilts
March 8 – LINZEE MCCRAY – The Story of Feed Sacks and Quilts
Long before “sustainability” was a household word, people reused the fabric bags that once held everything from animal feed and seed to sugar and flour to ballots, hams, and even laxatives. Based on Linzee’s book, Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric, she’ll share both the beauty of feed sacks and their importance in the social and economic history of the times in which they were made and used. The lecture features historic photos, vintage advertising, and fabric patterns, as well as actual sacks and the clothing, quilts, and other items made from them. It is of interest to lovers of fashion, textiles and design, historians, quilters, and those with an interest in sustainability.
March 9 – WORKSHOP – Stitch-And-Flip
Stitch and flip quilts align with the feed sack-era mantra of using every last scrap. But this simple technique can be used to create lovely designs—you’ll learn to make this simple block and explore options for using it to create lively quilts. While this technique has been around for years, it offers endless variety and can be used to create cheerful, scrappy quilts or, when combined with solid fabrics, modern quilt with a clean, graphic feel. It’s a very freeing technique, perfect for releasing you from worries about the “quilt police.” It’s quick, too!
April 12 – LEO RANSOM – Journey of an Art Quilter
Leo took Home Ec in high school, found himself to be a natural with a sewing machine, and learned to piece quilts. In college, he couldn’t afford fabric, so he didn’t quilt again until 1998, when he made a quilt to auction at his family reunion. He started watching episodes of Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson to learn more, but became bored with traditional quilting. He attended a guild workshop that taught portraiture quilting, took a couple more classes, and the rest is history. He is now a Master Art Quilter and teaches at quilt shops around the Metroplex and surrounding areas. His lecture will include a trunk show of some of his award-winning portraiture quilts. You might have seen his work in our 2019 Festival of Quilts!
April 13 – WORKSHOP – SILHOUETTES
You choose one of Leo’s patterns from 30+ patterns of people, animals, and flora. Bring 1-2 light and 1-2 dark fat quarters, plus a few supplies, and you’re on your way! Amazing! Think of the possibilities!