Welcome to the Hill Country Quilt Guild Website
Click here and scroll down for photos of the Spring Retreat at The Point.
It was a great time!
Save the date….
HCQG 2019 Quilt Show
“Quilting IS Art!”
May 24 – 26, 2019
Friday and Saturday – 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Hill Country Youth Event Center
3785 Highway 27
Kerrville, TX 78028
Members: Notes for making show quilt sleeve and label.
“All large and medium quilts must have 4-inch sleeves; small quilts wider
than 30″ must also have a 4″ sleeve. Small quilts less than 30″ wide may use
a 3″ sleeve. Miniatures need at least a 2-inch sleeve. Quilts wider than 90
inches require a split sleeve.”
For those entering a quilt show for the first time, the sleeve is a tube
that is attached to the top-back of the quilt; a pole is inserted thru the
sleeve and the pole is attached to the hanging frames. A 4″ sleeve starts
out as an 8.5″ strip of muslin or other fabric; a 3″ sleeve starts out as a
6.5″ strip of fabric. Have a friend show you how to attach the bottom of
the sleeve to the back of the quilt so that the pole can slip into the
sleeve without distorting the top of your quilt. There may be something out
there on the web that shows how this is done.
Another detail from the show’s rules: “Exhibitor’s name must be on the back
of the quilt. However, the exhibitor must cover all identification until
judging is completed.” The name may be covered with a strip of muslin or
with some blue painter’s tape.
Members: Click here to access the online quilt show entry form or to view and print the paper quilt show entry form.
The deadline for completing a quilt show entry form has expired. Over 200 quilts were entered. Thanks to all who participated.
Members: Click here to see all of the wonderful patterns available for Quilt Show Market Place Items. Please make time in the next few weeks to add to the success of our guild fundraiser.
Click here to view and print Freeman-Fritts Pet Bed Instructions:
Peggy Martin, San Diego, CA
April 15 – Program: Beyond Tradition
Peggy Martin began quilting in 1981 and began teaching in 1985. Using traditional quilts as a springboard for design inspiration, Peggy will show us how one idea leads to another, making one small change at a time to come up with totally new ideas and looks. Traditional quilts and the more contemporary ones that result from going one step beyond will be shown and discussed.
April 16 – Workshop: Serendipity
The Serendipity block is one of the easiest patterns to paper piece using Peggy’s Quick-Strip Method. Even beginners are able to make this pattern quickly and easily. Use it alone as a wall hanging or use it as a setting block with other 12” blocks. It also makes a great border. It also offers many design possibilities, many of which can be viewed on Peggy’s website (link above); just click on workshops, then scroll down to the Serendipity workshop and click on See more photos to view many different setting options.
To see more photos on Peggy’s website click here: Peggy Martin Quilts
Then select Traditional Pieced Workshops in left column, then scroll down the workshop descriptions until you see Serendipity, then click on See More Photos.
Click here for Workshop Supply List: Serendipity Supply List
Program and Workshop Information
- The guild meets at 9:30 am on the third Monday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church, 624 Barnett St., Kerrville, TX.
- Visitors are welcome.
- Workshops, when scheduled, begin at 9:00 am on the third Tuesday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church.
- Workshops are open to guild members and to non-members, if they pay for membership plus the workshop fee.
Check out all of the new exciting 2019 Program and Workshop Schedule
Click here: 2019 Programs and Workshops
For more information or to be added to the workshop wait list, click here and look for the contact form at the bottom of the page: Programs and Workshops