Programs & Workshops

Quilters Guild of Plano Upcoming Programs

July 2017 - MJ Fielek
July 13 Lecture - Making Beautiful Quilts Out of Simple Shapes
No workshops this month

August 2017 - Quilt Show Preview Night
August 10
No workshops this month

September 2017 - Martha Lindberg
September 14 Lecture - My Quilt Journey Trunk Show
September 16 Workshop - Wonky Dresden Neighborhood

October 2017 - Deborah Boschert
October 12 Lecture - All About Art Quilts
October 13 Workshop - Captivating Composition
October 14 Workshop - Techniques with Paint and Ink

November 2017 - Allison Bayer
November 9 Lecture - My Scrappy World
November 11 Workshop - Scrap User's System

December 2017 - Holiday Party
December 14 Meeting - Holiday Party, plus a "Christmas Boutique"
plus Trash to Treasure Sale
No workshops this month

January 2018 - Rose-Clair Fletcher
January 11 Lecture - Portraits in Thread and Pencils
January 13 Workshop - Portraits in Thread and Pencils

If you have questions about a particular speaker, or to suggest future speakers, please email

sewing notions

The fee for Quilters Guild of Plano workshops has been reduced to $35. The fee is the same for members or non-members and remains the same even if you sign up the day of the workshop. We still encourage you to sign up early to reserve your spot and to allow the workshop presenter to prepare an appropriate number of kits or materials for the workshop. Please take advantage of this price reduction to sign up for some of the upcoming workshops and learn something new, have some fun, and enjoy a day with your quilting friends or to make new quilting friends.

You can sign up for upcoming workshops at any guild meeting, or print out and mail this Workshop Registration Form with your payment.

Click on the month below for details on that month's speaker/workshops.

July 2017 - MJ Fielek - Making Beautiful Quilts Out of Simple Shapes


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.

9 patch four patch half square triangles

There will be no workshops in July.

Trash to Treasure Sale

The Trash to Treasure Sale originally announced for July has been rescheduled for the December meeting.