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Welcome to the Allen Quilters’ Guild!

Calling all quilters in the Allen area, join us for monthly programs, great friendships and all the creativity you can stand. AQG meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Allen, 605 South Greenville Avenue in Allen MAP IT.

November 2016 Program – Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 pm (socializing at 6:30)

First, please remember to bring food items for the Food Pantry. Also, if you have any placemats for Meals on Wheels, Lorraine will be delivering them after the meeting so please get them to her to be included.

Sherry Worley, Speaker

Shirley has been hand dyeing quilting cottons for about 20 years.  Here are some examples:

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My business card says it all…Sherry Worley quiltmaker, hand dyer, craftsman.  I have been making quilts for most of my life.  I even still have some of the polyester double knit quilts I made in the 1970’s.  I prefer traditional patterns, but find myself drawn to bright multicolored fabrics.

Which brings us to hand-dyed fabrics!  I have been hand-dyeing quilting cottons for about 20 years.  There is something very satisfying about creating color on white fabric.  I also really enjoy the surprises of hand dyed fabric.  You never know exactly what you are going to have at the end.  I recently added ice dyeing to the techniques I use and the results are truly exciting.  Ice-dyed patterns are unlike anything I have done before.  The action of melting ice drawing dye powder into folded and pleated fabric creates soft-edged floral form designs.  If you are someone who sees pictures in clouds, you will love these fabrics.  Each is truly a one of a kind piece of art.

My definition of a craftsman is someone who has studied their craft and through knowledge and practice always strives to create the best work of which they are capable.  I exhibit my finished quilts at shows in the area and have been fortunate enough to have advanced to the Master categories.  However my true calling is making quilts for Community Service.  Each quilt has a destiny to spread love and warmth and I enjoy sending them out to fulfill their purpose.

We will be voting on next year’s slate of officers.

Guild Christmas Lunch

Our Guild Christmas Lunch is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00am to 2 pm. It will be held at the Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, 465 Scenic Ranch Circle, in Fairview. Cost is $20.00. There will be games, conversation and lots of door prizes. You can buy your tickets at the November guild meeting or call Luncheon Organizer Nancy Worst at 512-468-6080.