January 17 – Maria Hall
Quilting Makes the Quilt
Maria Hall is the owner of Charming Prints quilting. She not only creates beautiful quilts from charming materials, but also performs custom and all over freehand quilting services. An accomplished quilter, she uses a longarm quilting machine to create an entirely unique and one of a kind product. Freehand quilting work is her mainstay, including custom, show-quality work, tshirt quilts, memory quilts, sports jersey quilts, clothing quilts, traditional quilts, quilt appraisals and binding.
For this program, Maria has pieced 12 identical quilt tops that have been quilted with different designs, from edge-to-edge pantographs to full-on custom. She will go through the quilting design process and help us understand how different quilting designs impact the overall look of the finished quilt.
Learn more about Maria here.
February 21– Alice Schrader
Our own Alice Shrader will entertain us with a trunk show of how she has incorporated texture into her quilting projects. She will end her presentation with a quick tutorial of how to do her most recent passion: folded flowers.
March 21 - Jodi Barrows
Square in a Square
For almost thirty years, Jodi has remarkably touched thousands of quilters throughout the world with her unique method called Square in a Square®. Her point of view provides the quilter with the freedom to create most any quilt design with speed and accuracy.
Jodi has spoken to quilting audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy and S. Africa.
She has appeared as a guest on several quilting shows, including TNN’s Aleene’s Creative Living, TNN’sYour Home Studio, Perfecting Patchwork on Family Net TV and a pbs series with Kaye Wood. HGTV has shown her commercial on the quilting techniques she developed during the show Simply Quilts.
Learn more here.
April 18 - Comfort Quilt Sew-in
Details to come.
May 16 - JoLynn O'Neill
Member JoLynn O'Neill will present this program. She will also conduct a two day workshop. More details to come.
June 20 - Carol Morrissey
I grew up in a house where art supplies and a sewing machine held the same elevated status.
• When I was seven years old, my mother enrolled me in oil painting lessons.
• I'm a fifth-generation (at least) quilter and I hope to pull my children and grandchildren into the quilt-making vortex.
• When I joined the Quilters Guild of Dallas, I was afraid I would embarrass myself with my work.
• My first quilt had 12 huge rectangles. My second quilt had over 700 half-square triangles. I was hooked.
• I began designing my own quilt patterns from the beginning, and before I knew it, I was teaching! And then I started my own pattern company! Who knew?
Learn more about Carol here.
July 18 - Frieda Anderson
I made my first quilt when I was in high school. I have always made things, and I love the process of creating. In college I majored in Art History and minored in ceramics, but I returned to fiber because it was more satisfying. I can’t remember when I didn’t sew. For years my focus was designing and making clothing. All that changed in 1992, however, when I was in fashion design and realized that all I wanted to do was make quilts. I have been designing and making original art quilts ever since.
I find each step of quilt making, from the beginning to the end, a real challenge. It is hard to say what part I like best. I love the pure creativity involved in conceiving and designing a new quilt. I love to piece and I love to fuse. I have found that by fusing smaller pieces, I can work out design issues. Then I like to make a bigger, bolder statement and piece the same quilt in a large format. Most of my work is machine quilted and nature inspired.
I discovered hand dyeing fabric 30 years ago, and I now work almost exclusively with my own hand dyed cottons and silks. I love the dye process, and I particularly enjoy seeing the colors emerge from the wet fabric.
Learn more about Frieda here.
August 15 - Schoolhouse
Various learning stations TBA.
September 19 - Quilt Auction
Watch for details. It's not too early to begin preparing for this fundraiser.
October 17 - Toby Lischko
Curves is not a Dirty Word
Details to come.
November 21 - Carol Morrissey
See June for bio on Carol. She will come back for our November program.
December 19 - Christmas Party