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Guild Meeting - Thursday, February 8th
Judy Steward, Quilt As Desired - What Do I Desire?

Sometimes a quilt stumps us or we don't have enough experience to know what a design will look like in an area of our quilts. Judy's trunk show displays her quilts that show the choices she made and how they do or don't work as well as other options.


Judy Steward is a quilt artist who also loves to teach others about quilting and making their dream a reality. It is exciting to see their eyes light up in that moment when they realize they too can make their creation come alive under her guidance. Fabric, color, and texture inspire her as a quilt artist.

Art first captured Judy's heart at a young age. Her childhood included wonderful opportunities to make cornhusk dolls, decorate cakes, sew garments, refinish furniture and many other creative pastimes. It was fun to dream up ideas to create something unique and beautiful.

When she started quilting there were no quilt shops in the area nor rotary cutters, rulers or cutting mats. Judy made quilts in the footsteps of her ancestors by hand piecing, hand appliquéing, and hand quilting. To make squares for a quilt, she traced around a piece of cardboard and then cut it out with scissors. It was time consuming and inaccurate, but she found joy in working with fabric and putting colors and textures together to create art. Each traditional quilt that she made has helped her learn skills and techniques to use to make her art quilts.

Today, Judy also draws and creates designs with machine quilting that goes far beyond what her grandmother could imagine. Thread, designs, texture and color all mix in to bring her art to life. Her students experience the joy and "Aha" moment of understanding a quilting technique that makes the whole process of making a quilt fun. Both traditional and art quilt techniques are presented in her classes.

Upcoming Guild Activities


  • The 70,273 Project at the Feb. 8th Guild meeting. In February we will be doing "The 70273 Project," which is a sewing project to raise awareness of the disabled people killed before the holocaust. Each participant will make one white block with two red X's on it. This was how disabled people were marked for death. You can read more about the project at I will also include more information in the February newsletter. Because reds can be so unpredictable, please pre-wash your red fabric (shocking words from this anti-pre-washer), and check it for bleeding and crocking.
  • QGP Annual Retreat is Feb. 22nd-25th. Over 100 of our dearest friends, and friends to be, laughing, eating, snacking, talking, and maybe even sewing, for four glorious days at the lovely and hospitable Hilton Garden Inn Denison. If you aren't coming this year, please plan to come next year - it is really terrifically swell!

Also Upcoming

  • April Day Retreat - Dallas Games Marathon, April 27, 28, and 29.
  • July 12th Guild Meeting – The big reveal of our Ugly Fabric Swap Challenge
  • August 10th–11th – QUILT PLANO (how fast will this be here, right?)


The cost to join the guild or renew your membership is $30. Print out the Membership Application Form and mail your check to the address on the form.

Guild Meetings

The Quilters Guild of Plano meets on the second Thursday of each month at

Hunters Glen Baptist Church
4001 Custer Rd.

(on the west side of Custer, between Spring Creek and Parker)

Social time 6:15-6:45pm
Meeting starts at 6:45pm

Construction on the fellowship hall is complete! Park in the south parking lot and enter through the South Entrance. Our meeting room is on the right side.

Click here to see a printable map.