PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
January 13, Piecemakers, Vicki Burt
January 14, Workshop, Ricky Tims', Convergence, Sandra Sims
February 10, Theresa Wong, via Zoom, Big Love,
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.
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.
Quilters' Guild of East Texas
Last Updated 28 December 2021
What fun we had in December! Thank you all for the generous participation in the Christmas Show & Tell. What a great guild we have. It was also wonderful to see all the completed Scandinavian Snowflake projects. Just beautiful! The fabric was flying around the room during Quilt-O and some lucky members took home a big haul of fabric.
January’s program will be provided by the Piecemakers small group. They will provide a fun and creative program using orphan blocks. This requires audience participation. Please bring an orphan block in 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.
Just in case we have more blocks than needed, put your name on your blocks and we will return them to you. If you do not want them back, they will be donated to the Country Store or Cuddle Quilts. You will be entertained and amazed in January!
Sandra Sims will teach Ricky Tim’s “Harmonic Convergence” technique in a workshop on Friday January 14th. We have all heard of him and seen his innovative work but I have not taken one of his classes. I am signed up and ready learn his technique! The supply list on our QGETX.org website is short and simple. There are 2 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 and Marilyn Hardy will share some of her memories of that experience. There will be no workshop.
March- Antique sewing implements and sewing machines
After the various QS announcements, we will have a display and discussion of antique sewing machines and sewing implements from the collections of some of our members. If you have items you would like to include, please let me know.
No workshop so you can finish your quilt for the show!