- March 19, 2024: Dana Jones, "Around the Block"
- April 16, 2024: Diane Murtha, "Accept the Challenge & Win a Prize"
- May 21, 2024: Tammy Silvers, "Interrogating Your Quilt"
- June 18, 2024: Dorene Joyce, "Joy in the Journey – Get Your Creative Hat On!"
- July 16, 2024: TBA
- August 20, 2024: TBA
More About DQG
The Denton Quilt Guild was formed in 1982 to preserve the heritage of quilting, to be a source of information and inspiration, to perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quiltmaking and related arts, and to be a gathering of people with a common interest.
Membership is open to any individual who has an interest in quilting, and guests may visit twice before joining. Membership is from April 1 through March 31. Dues are currently $35 per year. Members receive a monthly newsletter electronically, one free newsletter ad a year, a membership directory, have use of the extensive quilt book library, and enjoy monthly meetings, workshops, classes, and special events.
When & Where - Meetings are held on the third Tuesday evening of each month at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory at Bell in Denton, Texas. Non-members may attend twice as guests. Meetings are free to members, except for non-members when a nationally known speaker is presenting (there is a $5 charge). A social time with snacks and drinks provided by members begins at 6:30 PM with the meeting starting at 7 PM.
What to Bring to the Meeting - If you’re already a member, bring your membership card. Don't forget to bring your name tag, so we all know who you are. It may get a bit chilly in the center, so bring a sweater or lap quilt in case you get cold. We love to share our work, so bring your latest project for Show & Tell, or that quilt you found at a yard sale for an unbelievable deal. Remember to return your guild library books that you checked out last month. And if your last name is in the rotation, bring a favorite snack to share with the other members.
Social Time - Each month prior to the start of the meeting, social time begins at 6:30 PM. Members are asked to bring refreshments based on their last name. The newsletter publishes the names each month, so you will know when it’s your turn to bring something. During this time you can also visit the guild library in the East Wing of the center; peruse the speaker's items for sale; turn in the raffle tickets you sold; and visit with your guild friends.
The Program - The president opens the meeting at 7 PM. Announcements and board member updates are presented first. Then the evening’s program begins, which usually lasts approximately 1 hour. Programs are often presented by local experts, as well as nationally acclaimed quilters. During the year, in place of the program, the guild may hold an auction, or have a surplus fabric sale, or an artisan's sale, and, every December, we have a holiday dinner and host the Kid Kwilt Challenge.
Show & Tell - Following the formal program, the floor opens up to all members who want to show their quilts and tell us about them. This is often people's favorite part of the meeting and it's a chance to see the work of DQG's many talented quilters. Please note that there is no Show & Tell during the month(s) that the guild has a special event/dinner, or holds an auction, fabric sale, or artisan's sale.