Denton Quilt Guild

About DQG


Welcome! The Denton Quilt Guild is a group of over 200 quilters who create everything from traditional quilts to nationally known art quilts, and everything in between. DQG is located in Denton, Texas.

New members and visitors are welcome to attend our monthly meeting, usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 76201). The guild is very active in the community and provides various Outreach services locally by making and donating quilts for children in need, offering our quilt-related Storybooks To Go to local schools and libraries, and participating in local events. Quilters of all levels are welcome!

Join the guild! Download, complete, and print the Membership Form PDF file, then mail it with your payment to DQG's membership chairs. Renew or join now!

Silver Thimble Award

The Guild will be presenting the Silver Thimble Award at our January meeting this year. Please use the PDF form to vote for your worthy nominee. Download and complete the form, then e-mail it to the guild president in advance, or print it to hand in by the December guild meeting (or mail it to our guild president to arrive before the January 2nd deadline). Remember the criteria for the nominee, "a member exemplifying and contributing to the success of our community of Quilters", plus see additional criteria on the second page of the award form. All nominations must be received by January 2, 2024, in order to be counted prior to our January 16th guild meeting.

Guild MembersThis year's raffle quilt, Elephant Walk, measuring 57x65 inches, is a whimsical beauty in luxurious Kaffe Fassett fabrics.2023 Raffle Quilt

Upcoming Programs...

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.