The Dixie Quilt Guild has a variety of activities throughout the season including:
There is an activity for everyone. Each is designed to provide a learning experience and a lot of fun. Review the descriptions below and get signed up.
Our monthly workshops are free to Guild Members. Each month a member of our Guild volunteers to conduct a workshop on a new skill or technique they have learned. Some months the workshops are geared towards beginning quilters and some classes are set up for the more advanced quilter. All Guild Members are welcomed regardless. The workshop is intended to be a fun social gathering and a chance to learn from each other. The workshops are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the St. George Senior Center at 10:00 AM to approximately 2:00 PM. A workshop supply list is included in the monthly Newsletter. Some months you are asked to bring a sewing machine and some months you just need a needle and thread. Come join us for a great day of friends, learning, and fun.
Each year the Guild heads off to Springdale for a two and half day retreat. We lodge in a hotel and have a great time quilting together. This retreat is a great way to get in some bulk quilting time and have fun with Guild Members. The Retreat is held in January or February each year. Watch the Newsletter for signup information and other details.
Friendship Groups are groups of Quilters from our Guild who get together monthly to socialize and/or work on projects. Groups are usually 6 to 10 quilters. The Group decides when to meet and what they want to work on when together. Some groups just do show-n-tell and share their learnings. The members of these groups become good friends and often expand their activities beyond just quilting. If you would like to belong to a Friendship Group, contact the Friendship Group Coordinator. See Newsletter for contact information.
The 2016 Challenge Quilt theme is "KAFFE KRAZY". Quilts must have at least 50 percent of the front made using KAFFE Fassett printed fabric. Members will make a table runner 18-20 X 50-60 inches. It should be modern in design. The quilting should be done by the quilter. The due date is October 8, 2016.
Each month all members are welcome to help make quilts for charity. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 AM until about 1:00 PM. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy the company of fellow quilters while working on a small project. This is a great way to learn traditional and new quilting techniques from others while providing those in need a quilt for their comfort. Organizations that have received quilts include Dove Center, Youth Crisis Center, Dixie Regional Hospital, and many others, particularly those dealing with children in crisis situations.