Denton Quilt Guild

About DQG

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

DQG is celebrating our Ruby jubilee this year; the guild is 40 years young! 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. The current member year runs from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023.

Retreat!

DQG holds one major overnight retreat and several day retreats a year. Our retreats are 3-4 days of sewing amongst friends and often include demos, fabric lottos, daily door prizes, garage sale for quilting items, and make-and-take-it projects. The guild's upcoming retreat is:

Fall Overnight Retreat - Our 2022 Overnight Retreat will be held at Maxine's Manor, Box Car Ranch Retreats, November 3-6. The cost of the full 4-day retreat is $285. The retreat starts Thursday at 10 AM and ends Sunday at 3 PM. Meals for a full registration will be provided, starting with Thursday lunch and ending with Sunday brunch. The Retreat Committee started taking reservations May 30, 2022. First come, first served, and you may pay all at once, or send in a deposit of $75. The registration form is available now.

Guild MembersThis year's raffle quilt, a Blazing LeMoyne Star (84x84); it's a beauty in batiks made using Deb Tucker's piecing method resulting in 100s of perfect points.2022 Raffle Quilt

Upcoming Programs...

Silver Thimble Award

The Guild will be presenting the Silver Thimble Award again at our December meeting this year, but we'd like to give you, the members, more lead time to complete your nomination forms. Please use the PDF form to vote for your worthy nominee. Download and complete the electronic version, then e-mail it to the guild president in advance, or print it to hand in by the November guild meeting (or mail it before then). Remember the criteria for the nominee, "a member exemplifying and contributing to the success of our community of Quilters". All nominations must be received by December 1, 2022, in order to be counted prior to our December guild meeting.

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.

Meetings

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.