The following links provide a listing of local teachers, their email addresses, their lecture, workshop, "speciality" details and websites, if provided to TAQG. The council is providing this list of teachers as a service for teachers and guilds. If you are a teacher and would like more information on how to get on the list, please send an email to email@example.com.
Please note the teachers on this list are not endorsed by the council. Member guilds should always interview each teacher and seek references prior to contracting for their services.
I started quilting in the early 1070's. My mother-in-law had always quilted and I got interested after seeing her quilts.. This was about the time "Quilting" was beginning its revival. I made my first quilt from the book "Polly Prindles Book of American Patchwork Quilts" dated 1973. I cut it out by hand using sandpaper templates, hand pieced and hand quilted. I used polyester fabric, double thread to sew, and traced the quilting design on white paper with holdes punched out of it. I sprinkled cinnamon as I proceeded to quilt. Needless to say, the "revival of quilting" didn't come any too soon for me!
I did hand quilting for the public for six years or more, owned a very small quilt shop in Garland, Texas and worked at several quilt shops where I taught classes.
I have judged at least 10 shows alon with the Rains County Fair in Emory, Texas.
For the past 10+ years I have presented programs/workshops all over Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. I am listed in the TAQG resource list.
I am a charter member of the Dallas Quilt Guild #21, have been a member of several quilt quilds in East Texas. I have worked "hanging quilts" for the Dallas Quilt Guild Show and several others, along with presenting "Bed Turning's" for quilt shows.
I have three different programs/workshops that I present, each one has a trunk show of my quilts. My firs was "Blended Quilts", next came "Not Your Gramma's Log Cabin" and last but not least is my newest one "Pieces of the Past." I have lots of old quilts and new reproductions for this one.
My fee for a program is $350 and workshops are $30 per person with a minimum of 10. Travel fee is whatever is current and overnight stay will be furnished by each guild.