MJ Fielek has been sewing since she was quite young. She taught sewing and tailoring at Eastfield College and "Sewing with Knits" at Richardson High School. Her love turned to quilting in 1979 when she drafted and made her first quilt. Over the years MJ has made hundreds of quilts. She entered and was accepted in the Houston IQA show and won 2nd place in the 2-person category. She has even traveled to Europe to the International Quilt Expo and taken classes from many European teachers. MJ teaches beginners classes, a tips and techniques class, binding and advanced classes such as Double Wedding Ring, Feathered Star and Lone Star.
MJ's July lecture will be Beautiful Quilts Out of Simple Shapes. This program will show quilts that are made from simple blocks. We seem to forget what great quilts can be made from simple blocks. Four patch, nine patch and half square triangles are easy to make and make beautiful quilts. These shapes also make beautiful borders on appliqué quilts. The lecture will include a trunk show of these quilts.
There will be no workshops in July.
The Trash to Treasure Sale originally announced for July has been rescheduled for the December meeting.
To see photos of the Auction Mini Quilts that have been donated so far, check the Gallery page. And come back for addtional photos as more minis are received.
The Art Quilters of Plano held their monthly meeting on Saturday March 25. The group shared their completed projects from the “Constraints” Challenge. In this challenge, each participant drew a slip of paper printed with a constraint from a draw bag. Example constraints included color, time or shape limitations to incorporate into your project.
Please feel free to join our meetings held the 4th Saturday of every month at Fabric Fanatics 9:00am to 11:00am. There are no membership requirements, simply an interest in Art quilting and a desire to learn. To see what activities lie ahead, see the Small Groups page.
Participants drew their "constraints" from a bag.
Constraint: Spend <2 hours
Use 2 complementary colors
Constraint: Use only 1 shape
Want to have your quilt hanging in the Texas Quilt Museum? This brand new exhibit will feature quilts of any style, subject, or technique, from piecing and appliqué to embroidery, thread painting, photo transfer, and manipulated fabric. Submission is open to all active members of any quilt guild throughout the state of Texas.
Deadline for entries has been extended to July 1, 2017. Find out more at Made in Texas!.
Membership in the Quilters Guild of Plano is open to any person interested in the art of quilting. Membership dues are $30.00 annually, for the year October 1 through September 30. Dues will be discounted by $5.00 if paid before January 1. Dues for a new member joining after April 1 of the current year will be prorated to a $15.00 membership. A new member is defined as a person that has not previously joined the guild. Family membership is $10.00 per additional family member. Family members are defined as a second adult in a household, any children under 18 in the household and all grandchildren under 18.
You may print the Membership Form. Complete your information and mail the application form, along with the appropriate fees, to the address listed on the form. If you have any questions, contact the VP of Membership by email.
The Quilters Guild of Plano meets on the second Thursday of each month at
Hunters Glen Baptist Church
4001 Custer Rd.
(on the west side of Custer, between Spring Creek and Parker)
Social time 6:15-6:45pm
Meeting starts at 6:45pm
Park in the south parking lot and enter through the South Entrance. Our meeting room is on the right side.
Click here to see a printable map.