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 typically held on the Wednesday following the Tuesday General Meeting.
2024 Programs and Workshops
March 12 – PENDING
April 9 – SHANNON SHIRLEY – An Eclectic Mix
Quilts of all styles, including quilts inspired by children’s artwork, quilts incorporating vintage needlework, art quilts, traditional and creative quilts labels . . . there is sure to be something to interest everyone! Shannon began quilting in 1989 and will share some of the lessons she has learned along the way. She started as a mainly self-taught quilter, machine piecer, and hand lap quilter. Over the years, she started taking technique classes to understand how quilters were creating the wonderful art quilts she was seeing at shows. She has always been eclectic in other areas of her life, and quilting is no different. She now uses any technique from her toolbox to achieve the end result . . . a beautiful, unique quilt.
April 10 – WORKSHOP – Mitered Facings
May 14 – Tony Jacobson – Quilting and the Art of “What If?” (via ZOOM)
Tony Jacobson is a nationally-known quilt designer and teacher. He learned to piece quilts from his Grandmother, Harriett Wright, when he was 10 years old and has been creating quilts in one form or another ever since. Tony’s background as an Art Director serves him well when he is creating his own quilt designs
When not designing quilts—or these days running a quilt shop—Tony can be found teaching or giving guild presentations. He likes to teach his students how to let the fabric do most of the work so that the finished quilt looks more intricate than the piecing needed to complete the quilt. He’s constantly searching for techniques that will make the quilting process more accurate as well as easier and faster.
Tony works with the Quilts of Valor Foundation as the Graphic Designer in charge of laying out the monthly newsletter. Along with this contribution, he also creates many designs that are appropriate for Quilts of Valor.
June 11 – Past Presidents’ Quilts Trunk Show
July 9 – Guest Speaker from Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Challenge Quilts
August 13 – PENDING
September 10 – QGOA 40th Anniversary Celebration
October 8 – SUE HEINZ – Fast & Fabulous Free-Motion Grids
Looking for unique and fanciful background fills? Look to Sue Heinz’s grid designs! Sue will show you just how fun and EASY it is to make complex-looking designs ‘fast and fabulous’ using her original designs and amazing tools. Come curious, leave inspired.
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.
October 9 – WORKSHOP – One…and Done! A New Approach to Custom Quilting Design (A Drawing Class)
Finding just the right combination of quilting designs to balance out a quilt can be challenging. Let Sue Heinz unlock her secret of using just one shape to fill an entire quilt with a variety of unique and harmonious block, border, grid, triangle, linear and circular designs plus more. Simple shape, stunning results – easy to master!
November 12 – TERESA DURYEA WONG – Mexico’s Glorious Gift
December 10 – Guild Members Trunk Show of Christmas and Winter Quilts