Preserving the heritage of quilting, promoting the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting, and providing opportunities for continuing education and community service among those interested in the art of quilting.




Upcoming Events Welcome Member News

November 3rd, Executive Board Meeting
Dinner at 5:30, Meeting at 6:30

The board meets at Tino's Too, 2205 Ave. K in Plano. Contact the guild president to be put on the meeting agenda.

All members are welcome to attend. We do observe Robert's Rules of Order, which states that attendees who are not voting Board members are to be observers rather than participants.

November 11th
Community Service Sew Day

Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00-2:00. Come and go during the day, but please RSVP to Karen Christoffer by email as space is limited.

Plano Sewing Center
2070 West Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 326
Plano TX 75023
Southeast corner of Spring Creek at Custer Road
(972) 527-7400

November 18th, 6:00pm
Art Quilters of Plano - AQOP

We are the Art Quilters of Plano. We are seeking to extend our minds and talents as we explore the concepts of art quilting. Please join us for our meetings at 6:00pm on the THIRD Tuesday of each month, except December. Contact Tina Connolly at 214-641-3048 for additional information.

Fabric Fanatics
624 Haggard Street,
Plano TX 75074

Monthly Guild meetings

Dolores Williams, our guild President, always extends an invitation for interested people to join our monthly meeting and discover what we offer. Guild meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Parkway Hills Baptist Church.

Social time starts at 6:30pm and the business meeting starts at 7:00pm. We would love to have you visit and, of course, join our guild. We try to have a variety of activities so that there is something for everyone! If you arrive prior to 6:30pm, please feel free to visit with others in the sitting area just before the membership tables, but make sure the membership people are ready for business prior to entering the meeting area. This gives the people setting up the inside tables time to get ready for everyone and gives the membership people the opportunity to make sure everyone is registered and has a ticket for the drawings. The church is located on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway between Park and Parker in Plano. See map here.

 
 

Check out our Facebook page and let us know what you like and what you would like to see differently. We realize there are many opinions within the Guild, but we would like to hear yours. Send comments to the VP of Media.

 

November Newsletter

The November Guild Newsletter is now available online. Click here for the November newsletter. If you are a member and did not receive the email notification that the newsletter was available, or if you had trouble reading the newsletter, notify the webmaster.

Sunshine and Shadows

We have reinstated our Sunshine and Shadows position to send cards to our members in need. We want you all to know that we care and that you are in our thoughts. Pat Wiant has graciously volunteered to coordinate this effort. You may call her directly at 972-964-6750 or by contact her using the email link below.

Notify Sunshine and Shadows if you know of a Guild member who has had surgery, an ongoing illness, or a death in the family so that she can let the person know our Guild is thinking about them.

Nine Patch

It is a guild tradition to make nine-patch blocks for members who move away from the North Texas area. Instructions for making a nine-patch can be found on our Ninepatch page. We have amended the instructions so that you can now use Guild muslin, beige, or white fabric as your light color. We love getting those nine patches so we are ready when a member moves and must leave our guild!

Photo Gallery

Don't forget our Photo Gallery for your viewing enjoyment! Our Historian takes pictures each month to remind you of the beautiful quilts and items shown at the Guild meetings. If you see one of yours that could use a caption, contact Aurora Chancy.

November Guild Meeting - Gail Garber Membership Feature of the Month

Thursday, Nov. 13th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monthly Guild Meeting - Gail Garber

Gail is well known for her Goose on the Loose technique. Join us at the Guild meeting for the lecture Flying Fun with Free Form Shapes.

Friday, Nov. 14th, 8:30am-3:00pm
Gail Garber Workshop - Little Goose, Little Goose, Fly Away Home!

This is the only one-day workshop she offers on this technique. Even if you don't particularly like the design (think mini quilt for next year's show), please consider attending to learn this very versatile technique. She is a fabulous designer.

Supply List

Saturday, Nov. 15th, 8:30am-3:00pm
Gail Garber Workshop - Sensational Stars

You will get her expert help with designing your own star if you attend Sensational Stars on Saturday November 15th. The morning of this class is for designing your own star. The afternoon is spent learning to sew together your star. Patterns are available for purchase if you prefer to a pattern from Gail.

Supply List

Membership

Membership in the Quilters Guild of Plano is open to any person interested in the art of quilting. Dues are $30 annually, discounted to $25 if paid before January 1st. For NEW members joining between April 1st and September 30th, dues are $15. Membership renews annually on October 1st.

To JOIN NOW, print and complete the Membership Application Form, then mail along with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the form. If you have questions, contact the VP of Membership by email. More information about membership is available at our Membership page.

We are now keeping count of attendees by using the door prize tickets rather than lists of names for you to check off. Our hope is that we can get people into the meeting faster ... no one likes waiting in line. We will still sign in guests and new members to make sure they can be recognized at the meeting.

Be sure to notify us if there is a change in your email or contact information so we can update the records!

Report your Service Hours

Remember to report your service hours so they can be accumulated and your contributions to the guild tracked. You can now do this from the website, for one day or for several days. To report your service hours, please go to qgplano.org . Log in, choose the Members tab, then click on "Report Volunteer Hours."

Guild Activities chairperson plans new activities for 2014

Linda Neal, our Guild Activities Chairperson has kept us busy with the Queen of the UFO Challenge 2014 and several other projects this year. I do hear rumors that there may be yet another challenge coming soon ... watch for more details to come. And do not forget to keep those UFO's coming - you may just become the Queen of the UFO Challenge at the January meeting.

QGP Winter news 2015

Plan ahead for the QGP Annual Retreat - February 19th-22nd, 2015, at Mitchell Resort and RV Park, Perrin, TX - that is 4 days of quilting fun and food for $275. Both Mickie Warrington and Emily Armstrong are typically available at the monthly Guild meeting and will be providing updates as we get closer to the date. Make your reservation early before our spaces fill up!

We will be providing updates on our plans as the time gets closer. Our first brochure was available at the Membership table at Quilt Plano 2015 but if you missed it, you can now access it online. Click here for the Retreat brochure. You will find even more information on the Retreat page under the Guild Activities tab.