Quilt Plano 2017 is Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th at the Plano Centre. Our May Guild meeting will be the official kick-off of Show preparations. Starting at 6:15 you will all have an opportunity to sign-up to work during the show. After a short business meeting, members of the Show Committee will share with you an overview of what it takes to pull a Quilt Show together along with some helpful hints on the presentation of your entries.
Next you will have a sneak preview of a few of the demos that will be presented in the Quilt Plano 2017 Demo Room. We will have (3) different demos as well as a "Bones" Table.
Owner, Best of Bernina
Subject: Shortcut Binding Tool
Subject: Set-in Squares
Subject: Dyed Fabrics
If you have items in your sewing room that you no longer want or need, bring them to the May meeting and add them to the Bones Table. Bring anything quilting or sewing related - fabric, tools, magazines, books, buttons, ribbon, zippers, rick-rack, etc. In exchange feel free to take something you might want. At the end of the evening anything left over will be donated to Isabell's Community Outreach for use in teaching life skills.
Don't forget what makes it a quilt show - THE QUILTS! We need your entries! This is the way we can show our community what the guild is about - our love of quilting, with all different styles, techniques, and skill levels. Don't be shy - your quilt will be someone's inspiration! For the entry form and all the information about rules, categories, etc., see our Entries page. If you need help getting a photo, bring your quilt (or quilt top) to a meeting and we will take the photo for you.
See the latest photos of guild meetings and activities in the Gallery. There are newly added albums for the March meeting (Lisa Erlandson), April meeting (Brenda Perry), and April workshop (Monica Hendewerk).
MJ Fielek teaches beginners' classes, a tips and techniques class, binding, and advanced classes such as Double Wedding Ring, Feathered Star, and Lone Star. Her binding class has become the class to take. She teaches 2-color binding, binding with tuck, stuffed binding, and how to make perfect corners on all your quilts. For more about MJ and details about the Bindings workshop, see the Programs page.
Sherry Worley... quiltmaker, hand dyer, craftsman. "I have been making quilts for most of my life. I even still have some of the polyester double knit quilts I made in the 1970's. I prefer traditional patterns, but find myself drawn to bright multicolored fabrics. Which brings us to hand dyed fabrics!"
The Saturday workshop will include different dyeing techniques, and you will go home with hand-dyed fat quarters and hand-dyed bamboo socks. For more about Sherry and details about the Dyeing workshop, see the Programs page.
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
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 Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, TX, is soliciting entries for an upcoming exhibit titled "MADE IN TEXAS! Quilts from Texas Guilds." Quilters must be members of a Texas quilt guild. Any techniques may be used. Quilts that are juried into the exhibit will be at the museum starting in September 2017. Entry deadline is May 1, 2017. See all the details at Made in Texas!.
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.