You can sign up for upcoming workshops at any guild meeting, or print out and mail this Workshop Registration Form with your payment.
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 75248
Setup at 8:30am, Workshop 9:00am-3:00pm.
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Our December meeting is our annual Holiday Party. We will have a business meeting and our Soup Bowl Cozy exchange. Also, remember to bring your Block of the Month blocks #3 and #4, and any donations for Lovepacs.
For our December challenge and exchange, we will be making fabric soup bowl cozies! Easy and fun to make, you will find that you have a stack of them sewn together before you know it! Head over to the Challenge page for instructions and details.
Ann Loveless is a native of Frankfort, Michigan, which is located on the shore of Lake Michigan. Ann attended Michigan State University and received her degree in Clothing and Textile Design. In 2004 Ann fell in love with the art of Landscape Quilting. Ann's inspiration and designs come from nature and the beautiful lakes and woods of Northwest and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ann works from photographs and has developed three distinctive quilting techniques.
"Lake" collage is a Lake Michigan beach scene with birch trees and other trees flanking the sides along with dune grass and sparkling water.
We will make a 10 x14inch beach scene landscape art quilt. Working from a photograph (Ann will provide), we will cut and fuse batik and cotton fabrics for background. We will add linen, silk, yarns, metallic and other non-traditional quilting fabrics for added texture. We will free-motion machine quilt with various threads.
"Poppies" is a floral garden of various shades of red poppies and greens along with purple flower accents and embellished with beads and crystals.
We will make a 14 x 18 inch "Poppies" landscape art quilt. Referring from a photograph (Ann will provide), we will cut and layer fabrics under polyester tulle. We will free-motion machine quilt with various threads.
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.
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."
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.