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April 2018

Quick Quilting

Home a la Mode will demonstrate techniques for a quick, yet beautiful quilt with a “quilt in a day” pattern. They will also bring selections from their shop, so you can stock up for retreat projects or just add to your fabric stash.

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North Texas Quilt Festival 2018

A Feast for the Eyes!

The Fort Worth Quilt Guild is one of six guilds participating in the North Texas Quilt Festival this year. More than 350 quilts are expected to be on display, all created by the talented members of local guilds. You may just overload on all the fabulous patterns, textures and colors. The quilts will be judged by accredited judges Marilyn Hardy, Gina Perkes and Serena Vrnak.

Be sure to check out the challenge category, Monochromatic Quilts, as well as the array of categories – art, traditional, applique, modern … there’s something for everyone.

The festival is part of the Orginal Sewing & Quilt Expo, which also includes classes taught by nationally known experts, a large vendor area will you will be able to shop for all the newest in sewing and quilting items, and live demonstrations and “make and take” projects.

NTQF Show Calendar:

Event Days: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 7, 8 & 9, 2018 Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

Online Entry Registration: January 8, 2018; Deadline: March 5, 2018

Registration for Expo Classes & Workshops: Mid-February

Pre-Sale of Discounted General Admission Tickets: Mid-March

Check-in Festival Quilts: Monday, June 4, 12 pm – 4 pm

Show Set Up: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 5 & 6, 8 am – 5 pm

Quilt Pick Up: Saturday, June 9, 6 – 7 pm

“Festival Night” with Keynote Speaker and Awards: Friday, June 8, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

March 2018

Quilting by Computer

March 20 brings some information on designing your own quilts including using software to do so presented by our own Lynda McGee.

The next day, March 21, Lynda will offer a workshop on Electric Quilt 7 and 8.  If you have the software and want to learn to use it or are just curious be sure to sign up for the workshop. Fee to be announced.

February 2018

Binding Buzz

On February 20 we will have a binding presentation and workshop with MJ Fielek. MJ lives in McKinney, Texas and has been sewing and quilting for over 40 years.  Her natural talent for selecting color combinations and her attention to detail are reflected in her many quilts.  During the 60’s she lived in Taiwan, where her already keen eye for fabric quality, color and design were sharpened.

MJ teaches beginners classes, a tips and techniques class, binding and advanced classes such as Double Wedding Ring, Feathered Star and Lone Star.  Her binding classes have become the class to take.  She teaches 2 color binding, stuffed binding and how to make perfect corners on all your quilts.

MJ will also be presenting a workshop  on Wednesday February 21. FWQG member’s fee is $25, non-members fee is $35 for the workshop, a kit is available for $4. Please make your reservation early so we can give her an accurate count.mj_photo

January 2018

Shannon Brinkley

Tonight’s meeting features Shannon Brinkley and her scrappy applique technique.  Take a look at her website to see the products of her techniques … they are beautiful.  Shannon-brinkley.com.  Shannon will also lead a workshop on January 17.  Fort Worth Quilt Guild members’ cost is only $25, which is a bargain for her workshops.  If you have non-guild members who would like to attend, the cost is only $35.

July 2017

GIMMICKS, GADGETS, AND GOOD BOOKS

Our program for July 18 is a member-presented program of tips and tricks and other good stuff we’ve discovered.  We will have a series of very brief presentations to the entire group, followed by the opportunity to learn more about the things that interest you.

 

June 2017

Hand-Dyed Fabric / New Location

Tuesday, June 20 , the meeting will be at a new location:

West Freeway Church of Christ (our host church – they’ve moved!)

1900 S. Las Vegas Trail.

Fort Worth, TX 76108

The presenter will be Sherry Worley. Sherry is from the Plano Guild and is currently president of Texas Association of Quilt Guilds (TAQG). She hand dyes her own fabric and will share tips about her techniques. She will also have hand dyed fabric to sell. Join us!

North Texas Quilt Festival

FWQG will be participating in the North Texas Quilt Festival August 24-26, 2017, as part of the Original Sewing & Quilting Expo at the Arlington Convention Center. Be sure to check out all the great offerings:

Judged Quilt Show with more than 350 quilts!

Quilt Auction each day!

Quilt Guild Booths – each participating guild will be selling quilt raffle tickets, quilts, handmade goods, and festival memorabilia. Be sure purchase raffle tickets to win FWQG’s 2017 quilt:

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Mini Quilt Workshop

On February 22nd, we have an awesome opportunity to make mini-quilts with our speaker from the night before, Phyllis Thornton. Here are some really great things about this workshop:

  • Bring only basic supplies – no fabrics to choose and cut ahead of time
  • Pattern and fabric will be provided
  • You will get to select your own project from about 75 or more possibilities
  • Choose the level of difficulty you’re comfortable with
  • Get tips for making minis from Phyllis
  • Enjoy the day in the company of friends

All this for the low price of only $30 for guild members!  Sign up at the January meeting.