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
2022 Programs and Workshops
September 13 – TERRY MOSHER – Men Quilt: The History of Male Quilters Beginning in the 16th Century & Trunk Show
Terry has been quilting for over 30 years. He started with very traditional techniques (hand piecing, hand applique, and hand quilting), then transitioned to machine art quilts. He eventually achieved all the criteria to be in the Master’s category for quilt show entries.
In 2006, he was invited to participate in a national exhibit titled “Men of Biblical Proportion” that traveled the country from 2005-2007. In 2009, he was invited to participate in Quilt Mania II, in an exhibit titled “Men of Biblical Proportion,” which traveled the country from 2005 to 2007. In 2009, he participated in Quilt Mania II, in an exhibit titled “Men of the Cloth in Dallas, along with three other male quilters. In 2015, he and his wife were featured in the French publication, Cronique Patchwork. Eventually, he returned to his traditional roots and started a 26-month journey to create the English paper pieced millefiori quilt pattern by Katja Marek. In 2018, it was in the Millefiori Special Exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas, featuring twelve millefiori quilts from quilters around the country. He spoke at the opening of the exhibit, telling his personal stories and about his journey as he created his millefiori quilt. Millefiori became a passion for him. He has been teaching a variety of English paper piecing classes for many years, as well as presenting lectures, trunk shows, and workshops at quilt guilds. His quilting motto is “Do what you love and love what you do!”
September 14 – WORKSHOP – Millefiori Quilt Using English Paper Piecing
In this class, you’ll learn how to create Katja Marek’s millefiori quilt that took the quilting world by storm in 2015. Her dream started in 2011, her book was introduced in 2015, and remained the #1 book with Martingale for the entire year. You’ll learn the basics of English paper piecing, perfect fussy cutting and how to create your own templates.
October 11 – SHANNON SHIRLEY – An Eclectic Mix Trunk Show
Shannon will share quilts she has made since 1989 and some of the lessons she has learned along the way. She has always been eclectic in other areas of her life, and quilting is no different. She uses many techniques from her toolbox to achieve the end result…a beautiful, unique quilt. Her trunk show will include quilts inspired by children’s artwork, quilts incorporating vintage needlework, art quilts, traditional quilts, and creative quilt labels.
November 8 – KATIE LEWIS – Scrappy Applique
Katie Lewis is a quilter and teacher. She is passionate about helping quilters to explore their creativity through fabric and sewing. She will be providing a program and workshop on Scrappy Appliqué, a raw-edge appliqué technique developed by quilter and author Shannon Brinkley. Scrappy Appliqué is fun and easy, freeing quilters to play with fabric and color to create unique quilt mosaics. Perfect for beginners and advanced quilters alike, Scrappy Appliqué is also an excellent scrap-buster!
During the program participants will be inspired to play with color and fabric during this interactive program and trunk show. Learn about this Scrappy Appliqué method and be inspired to use these techniques in your own projects. Katie will provide lots of examples using her own quilts. We’ll discuss fabric selection, the Scrappy Appliqué technique, and finishing options.
November 9 – WORKSHOP – Scrappy Applique
The Scrappy Appliqué workshop is perfect for both beginner and advanced quilters. It is so much fun because it takes the pressure off piecing perfectly and allows us to explore color and pattern in a fun and easy way. The templates give just enough direction to give students confidence in their finished quilt, but the freedom to create a quilt that is as unique as they are. It’s perfect for brand new quilters and experienced quilters wanting to think outside the box. Participants will learn how to take fabric scraps and turn them into gorgeous appliqué pieces. Participants choose their favorite pattern (available for purchase at the workshop) and learn the Scrappy Appliqué technique step-by-step. Trust me, you’ll see appliqué in a whole new way.
December 13 – Catherine Redford – The Language of Flowers
Catherine taught at Pieceful Heart Fabrics in Lisle, IL for ten years, then at Quilters Quest in Woodridge for three years before becoming a full-time traveling quilt teacher in 2013. She teaches internationally and has taught for AQS and Quilts, Inc. at their shows. Her trunk show will include a variety of quilts featuring flowers, many of which are beaded and embellished. We will learn the meanings our ancestors ascribed to different blooms and consider why the giving and receiving of quilts is so special to many of us.
2023 Programs and Workshops
January 9 – WORKSHOP – Binding Perfection
Let Sue Heinz improve your binding skills by showing you a technique that is pin-free, math-free and guarantees show-quality results. Once that technique is firmly in your mind, she will then take you on a journey from Bland to Grand – as she demonstrates innovative ideas for incorporating into your bindings: lace, beads, zippers, split bindings and more.
January 10 – SUE HEINZ – You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer
Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings to each of her classes a Fine Arts and Education background, over 25+ years of quilting experience, a sense of humor, design expertise and a commitment to help each of her students reach new levels of quilting excellence. She has authored five books, each brimming with fresh design ideas for free-motion quilting and has also invented several innovative marking tools and rulers – all to delight, intrigue and inspire.
Sue lives in Lino Lakes, MN with her husband Tom. They have two wonderful daughters, two awesome sons-in-law and two beautiful grandsons.
In her lecture, You’ve Got A Friend Named Elmer, you will imagine a world where every seam you stitch is perfect…every block true to size. Can you also imagine precisely matching stripes, accurately piecing circles (with ease!) and eliminating bias stretch forever? Wanna dream even more? Imagine never having to rip again! Sue Heinz guarantees you will achieve your wildest piecing dreams when you use this simple technique that requires no pins, clips or gadgets. A MUST-SEE lecture that will ROCK your piecing world!
January 11 – WORKSHOP – Caffeinated Quilting
Sue Heinz has brewed up energy-infused, organic designs that will look stunning on your next quilt! Based on her latest book, this class will leave you filled to the brim with new grid, block and linear designs that are easy to master – especially with Sue’s one-on-one teaching style. So, what are you waiting for? Come play – leave caffeinated!