​​We had great success in Marcie Alberts workshop, Scandinavian Snowflake, in November. I can’t wait to see everyone’s’ projects at future Show & Tell’s. Thank you Marcie!

In December we will have our Christmas luncheon. No program is scheduled except for a LARGE SHOW & TELL. Please bring any Christmas quilts you have as well as red and green quilts. Even if we have seen them before-we won’t remember anyway! In order to make this luncheon easy for everyone, we will each be bringing our own lunch. The Guild will provide beverages. Board members are baking dozens of cookies for all to enjoy. We can just focus on camaraderie and sharing the season. We will be playing some games after we eat so bring some fat quarters to play. LETS’S HAVE SOME FUN!

January’s program will be provided by the Piecemakers small group.  They will provide a fun and creative program using orphan blocks. This required audience participation. PLEASE BRING BLOCKS in December and January. Any size, any kind of block. We all have those blocks that were extra or were class projects. They will be incorporated into a quilt. You will be entertained and amazed in January.

Sandra Sims will teach Ricky Tim’s “Harmonic Convergence” technique in a workshop on Friday, December 10th. We have all heard of him and seen his innovative work but I have not taken one of his classes. I am ready to sign up and learn his technique! The supply list on our QGETX.org website is short and simple. There are two samples using different types of fabric to see at our Guild meeting.

February- We will have a guest speaker via ZOOM, Theresa Wong. Big Love, Texas Cotton & Quilts

Texas grows 6 million acres of cotton, the most in the United States. Her lecture will present the big love between Texas cotton and Texas quilters. She will discuss 20th century masterpieces made by Texans including tracing the quilts which hung in the Texas Capitol rotunda in 1986 following the Texas Quilt Search. The Quilters’ Guild of East Texas participated in that quilt search. There will be no workshop.

​​​​​​​​​​​    PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS

      December 9, Christmas Party


      ​January 13, Piecemakers, Vicki Burt

          January 14, Workshop, Ricky Tims', Convergence, Sandra Sims

                                         Supply List


      February 10, Theresa Wong, via Zoom, Big Love,

                                   Texas Cotton

       

​       March 10, Susan Kellum, Antique Sewing Items


       April 14, Susan Edmonson


      May 12, Suzi Parron, via Zoom, Barn Quilts

           May 13, Workshop,  Barn Quilts and Trails, Rhonda Chapman


      June 9, Bee Creative, Susie Brusie and Tana Doss


      July 14, Wooly Ewes, Marylou Douglas

       

We always have exciting programs with nationally known speakers and talented teachers.  Please contact our  2nd Vice President for more information.

As I announced at Quilt Guild in August, due to our current financial situation programs for the coming year will be provided by the various "Bees". The groups were drawn randomly and assigned a month in the order drawn. Each group leader has been notified. Please decide on your topic and workshop as soon as possible. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 Each small group will be responsible for a program and a workshop for their assigned month. If you do not have anyone in your group able to provide a workshop you may reach out to other members of the Guild or to someone outside of our Quilt Guild. The lecture and workshop must be submitted by the 2nd Vice-President, Cathy Woodson. This must be done at least 90 days ahead so that members have time to sign up for the workshop.

Thank you for your contribution to the success of the Quilters Guild of East Texas.
Cathy Woodson, 2nd Vice-President, Programs

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. 
 

Last Updated 21 November 2021