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Programs & Workshops

Quilters Guild of Plano Upcoming Programs

August 2018 - Quilt Show Preview Night
August 9 Meeting - Preview Night
No workshops this month

September 2018 - Ann Cardon
September 13 Meeting - Dating Fabrics by Color, Style and Technique
No workshops this month

October 2018 - Rhonda Dort
October 11 Lecture - Quilting with Vintage Linens
October 12 Workshop - How to Create a Vintage Linens Quilt Top
October 13 Workshop - Second Chances Embellished Hexagons

November 2018 - Dani Ives
November 8 Lecture - Felt with Me: Learn How to "Paint" with Wool
November 10 Workshop - Felt with Me: Learn How to "Paint" with Wool

December 2018 - Holiday Party
December 13 Meeting - Holiday Party
No workshops this month

January 2019 - To Be Announced
January 10 Meeting

February 2019 - Martha Lindberg
February 14 Meeting - Quilt Journey Trunk Show
February 16 Workshop - Wonky Dresden Neighborhood

If you have questions about a particular speaker, or to suggest future speakers, please email programs@qgplano.org.


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Workshop Pricing

Because of the rising costs associated with travel, lodging, and facility rental, the Guild has raised workshop prices effective January 2018. Anyone who has prepaid for a 2018 workshop will not be charged the difference in fee amount. The fees for workshops will be

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

Workshop Location

Unless otherwise noted in a workshop description, all workshops will be held at
Best Little Retreat Center in Texas
7989 Beltline Rd., #168, Dallas, TX
Setup at 8:30am, Workshop 9:00am-3:00pm.


Upcoming Programs and Workshops

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





September

Guild Meeting - September 13, 2018: Ann Cardon - Dating Fabrics by Color, Style and Technique

Ann Cardon will present a lecture and slide show on ways and tricks to date fabrics. Her slide show will feature examples of many different fabrics and blocks from 1840 through the 1940's and finish with a trunk show of her personal antique quilts.



Ann Cardon has been a quilter for forty years and a quilt designer for over thirty years. Her work has been featured in Sew Many Quilts, Better Homes and Gardens and Early American Homes magazines. Ann has taught classes in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona. She has worked in quilt stores for twenty-five years, has designed numerous Block of the Month quilts besides her own quilt patterns and taught at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. Her quilts have placed 1st in the Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage contest, TX, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and two awards in the Dallas Quilt Show. She is an expert in appliqué and loves all aspects of the quilt process. She is known for her humor, patience in teaching and sharing her skills with other quilters.



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October

Guild Meeting - October 11, 2018: Rhonda Dort - Quilting with Vintage Linens

Here is how Rhonda describes herself and her work:

As a 3rd generation quilter, I like to create! I enjoy the process of embellishing vintage embroidered pieces, longarm quilting, hand dying felted wool, needlework, ink dyes and occasionally crocheting and knitting. I enjoy searching through antique shops, flea markets and junk stores looking for vintage trims, buttons, needlework and linens, and of course I love talking about my work!

As well as being a Guest Speaker and Workshop instructor at many guilds and quilt shops, I've been a featured artist in On Track Magazine, Inspirations Magazine-Facebook, Embroiders' Guild of Victoria (Canada) Facebook, Hexie Love Magazine and with artist Cindy Needham in the Special Exhibit For the Love of Linens at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) in Houston 2016. Additionally my hexagon piece "Second Chances" won 3rd Place in the Embellished Category, was on display at the Texas Quilt Museum, toured with Quilts Inc. and, on loan to the New England Quilt Museum, displayed mid Sept. through Dec. 31, 2017 as part of the Special Exhibit titled Gilding the Lily.

My vintage crochet flower piece titled "Basket of Flowers" was accepted by the IQA as a juried piece at the 2017 Houston IQF. This piece was also a featured work on Alex Anderson's The Quilt Show blog page. My piece titled "My Vintage Linens Quilt" won First Place in Category, Best of Division, Judges Choice and Best of Show at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo, 2018. Most recently my "Vintage Handkerchiefs" quilt took a 3rd place ribbon at the MQX (Machine Quilters Showcase) New England in the New Traditions in Textiles category. Additionally, I have begun creating pattern designs to incorporate vintage pieces into quilts. Effective June 1, 2017, I am a member of the WonderFil Specialty Threads Teacher Program.

I believe we all have a wealth of information among us and we learn so much by sharing! I am thrilled to share what I know with you! Until then, blessings to you and happy quilting!



Workshop - Friday October 12 - How to Create a Vintage Linens Quilt Top



More info coming soon


For a list of what you will need for the workshop AND instructions on
how to prepare your vintage linens before class, see the Vintage Linens Supply List.



Workshop - Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Second Chances Embellished Hexagons



More info coming soon


For a list of what you will need for the workshop AND instructions on
how to prepare your vintage linens before class, see the Second Chances Supply List.


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November

Guild Meeting - November 8, 2018: Dani Ives - Journey into Painting with Wool: My Story and Process

Dani Ives

Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work. Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a zoo for ten years. During her conservation education career, she sought out hobbies to fulfill a need for artistic endeavors and stumbled upon needle felting. Over the course of a few years, Dani developed her distinct style of needle felting that she calls "painting with wool." With this style, instead of using paint and a brush, she uses wool fibers and a felting needle to create the effects of layering color, creating texture and depth. She strives to push the boundaries of this fiber art by creating animal portraits and botanical pieces that are packed with details and realism.


Dani has taught hundreds of students in workshops across the United States and internationally, including a six-week course at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She really enjoys teaching others how to create their own needle felted "paintings" and loves to see students discover the endless possibilities of working in fiber arts. She is currently based in Northwest Arkansas.

See more of Dani's work at Dani Ives | Fiber Artist.


Workshop - Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00-12:30 - Felt with Me: Learn How to "Paint" with Wool

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Class fees:
Member - $30, $5 discount if paid 30 days before workshop
Non-Member - $40

Kit fee (required): $15


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February

Guild Meeting - Thursday, February 14 - Martha Lindberg

Martha

Martha says, "I love to make quilts! I have been a passionate quilter for more than 30 years but have been sewing something just about all my life. During all those years I have made so many quilts, I can’t even count them."

Before her retirement in 2008, Martha was the leader of a quilt group at her office. They made a quilt every year and raised over $5000 a year for Toys for Tots. She has taught many informal groups of quilters at her home and has lead many block swaps. For the last several years she has taught at many local quilt shops in the Dallas area.

Martha has won a number of awards for her quilts. "Mrs. Lindberg's Neighborhood" was selected as part of the special exhibit "Text on Textiles" at the International Quilt Festivel and traveled to all the IQA shows in 2011-2012. In 2014-2015, her quilt "Ruby Irish Chain" traveled with the IQA "Ruby Jubilee 40th Anniversary" special exhibit.

For more about Martha, see her page on the TAQG Teachers website.



Thursday, February 14, Lecture - My Quilt Journey Trunk Show

Welcome

Martha says,"[This] trunk show highlights 30-40 quilts that I have made over the years. You will see my first quilt and what I am currently working on. I’m one of those quilters who is always looking for something new, a different technique or a quilt that I have never made before. You will see the different styles and phases I have gone through over the past 30 years. If you ever come to my house, you will see quilts hanging on every available wall, draped over chairs and couches. I love modern quilts as much as traditional but my "latest" love is any quilt with houses on it. My quilt collection includes over 30 house quilts with many more on the UFO list. My collection includes redwork, swap block quilts, paper-pieced, appliqué, both hand and machine, and One Block Wonders. You name it, I have probably made it."



Saturday, February 16, Workshop - Wonky Dresden Neighborhood

Wonky

This fun quilt is a twist on the traditional Dresden Plate block. Each blade is turned into a wonky house, making this Dresden Neighborhood come to life. Every quilt will be a little different because your creativity will come into play designing each house with a special roof, door and windows. It will be your own unique creation! This is Martha's most popular class!

For more photos of this fun block and a list of everything you will need, see the Supply List.



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