Quilters' Guild of East Texas
Last Updated: 2 August 2022
Thanks to Lisa Martin we had a great wool applique workshop in July. We appreciate her creating such a cute design for us to use. We learned important basics about the preparation of and stitching techniques for wool applique.
August- Eleanor Burns
Join Eleanor Burns and Florence LaGanke Harris, posthumously inducted into Quilters Hall of Fame this July! Eleanor has been inspired for years by Florence, a writer back in the 1930’s of hundreds of quilt patterns that appeared in newspaper columns. Eleanor’s favorite is the Nancy Page column, a fictional weekly quilt club that met each Tuesday in Nancy’s home. Enjoy the old-time stories, several antique quilts from Nancy’s group, as well as numerous quilts Eleanor made with her own group. Dress up for the occasion in your favorite 30’s hat, oh, and yes, a smile!
Workshop- Sashiko Introduction to Sashiko by the Tana Doss.
Learn this ancient Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns with heavy thread to add a design element to quilts, clothing and household items. Learn how to mark your fabric or use a preprinted pattern. Workshop is from 9 am to 2 pm. Class is $20. Supply list at QGETX.org.
September- Trish Stuart
In September Trish Stuart will be talking to us about pushing boundaries by making simple changes or additions to inspire and energize our work. She will talk to us about her design work making collages, painting, and thread painting. We will have an inspiring showing of her quilts using different techniques.
Workshop- Grow a hummingbird Garden
The workshop is a collage in which participants will create a sky and streaming stems, flowers will be fussy cut, fused and stitched down. Next will be cutting out the hummingbird and learning how to layer to get the depth and movement. The hummingbird will then be stitched to the sky area. Your kit will include all the materials needed for the project such as top fabrics, batting, backing, fusible web and pattern instructions. The kit fee is $38. The class fee is $45 as Trish is a nationally known speaker. The supply list is at QGETX.org Programs.
October- White Elephant Sale
Due to popular request, we will have the White Elephant Sale both before and after the Guild meeting so that everyone has more time to shop! Contact Pat Graham to request a table. 903-941-2907
To sign up for class, call Janene Auld 817-454-0501 or email at LJRanch19@gmail.com; for questions, call Cathy Woodson 903-570-8706.
Class information-Classes are normally held on the Friday 9 am to 4 pm, following our Guild meeting on Thursday. You may want to arrive a little early to get your work area set up. The classes meet in the Christian Life Center (CLC) building which is behind the church building we have our Guild meetings in. We use Room 5. You may bring your lunch or get take-out locally during our lunch break. Please see the supply list on QGETX.org for your specific class.
We always have exciting programs with nationally known speakers and talented teachers. Please contact our 2nd Vice President for more information.
QGET is proud to be able to provide Tyler quilters with programs and workshops taught by many nationally renowned quilters. Our speakers are authors, quilt pattern designers, fabric dyers and nationally recognized instructors. Many have produced award winning quilts at some of the most prestigious quilt shows in the United States.
Programs are offered the second Thursday of each month following the QGET business meeting at First Christian Church, Tyler. There is no charge to attend a program.
Workshops vary in length from 1/2 day to a full day. They are held on the second Friday of the month. Full day workshops are generally $40 for members who sign up in advance and $45 for members who sign up at the meeting on Thursday just prior to the workshop. Cost may vary with the length of the workshop. Workshops begin at 9am. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 to set up machines and supplies if necessary. Workshops are in the workshop room at First Christian Church, Tyler.
Participants in full day workshops are responsible for either bringing their lunch or obtaining lunch at a nearby restaurant.