2018 Programs

January 22: Silent Auction

Out with the old and in with the new – at least new to you! Sort through your sewing room, closets and drawers for fabric, notions, rulers, patterns, orphan blocks, books, etc., for our auction. This is a great way to pass along those quilting items you don’t use or want and make room to bring home some things you do want! Money raised supports the guild.

Bids start at $1, and increase in $1 increments, no cents! Bundle items so bids can start at $1.

Print out your bid sheets and fill in a starting bid for each item before the meeting.


February 19: Deb Johnson – “Journey as a Quilter: Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole and other life’s lessons learned along the way……. (Never say never in quilting!)”

I started out in 1988, wanting to be a traditional quilter. I loved antique quilts especially of the civil war era and was a little too uppity in my convictions about color and form. I was never going to hand piece, do applique, do hexies, or anything abstract or modern.
Life has a way of picking us up and shaking us out and several years ago, my eyes and soul were opened to an entire new path with my quilting that has me filled with excitement and showed me where I was always meant to be! Take the journey with me through the quilts in my trunk show and see if you can guess the clues from my quilts as to the path I would finally discover was my own! But note: I still DON’T do hexies!  😉


March 19: DOQ 40th Birthday Celebration with Ruth Roberson.

Ruth is the only charter member of DOQ who is still a member. She will share her memories, stories, news clippings and photos of the founding of DOQ. We will celebrate with cupcakes and for Show and Tell we will ask members to bring their first (or an early) quilt.


April 16: Anne Holmes – “No Sewing Until You Quilt It

Ann will speak about her No Sew Until You Quilt It, or French fuse applique, technique.  More info can be found at annholmesstudios.com

May 21: Durham art quilter Christine Hager-Braun

Christine will tell her journey of becoming an art quilter from the first attempts as a self-taught quilter to having her work in international  art collections and commissions in large US hospitals. She will show original  art quilts as well as digital images of her work.  See more about her at soularpowerfabricart.com

June 18: Lisa Alley – “Calming The Chaos:  ​How We Reclaimed My Quilt Studio”

I am a borderline hoarder especially when it comes to fabric and quilting paraphernalia (okay…with pretty much everything). In this program,  I’ll show you how, with the intervention of a friend, we reclaimed my quilt studio. The before photos are kind of scary if you are a neat freak so be warned!  I’ll give you the tips and tricks for organizing your sewing area.

More info at bearhugquiltworks.com


July 16: Program TBD


August 20: Program TBD 


September 24: Augusta Cole – “One from Many”

Augusta will bring quilts with that show many colors, fabrics, patterns & themes.  This lecture has lots of different quilts and thoughts, one idea which grows – into many!

October 15:  Challenge Quilt Reveal and  Business Meeting

Socialize and vote on the challenge quilts before the annual business meeting.

November 19: Program TBD


December 17: Holiday Potluck Party

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