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Guild Meeting - Thursday April 11
Karen Combs - Lecture: Quilts of Illusion


Karen is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author and designer who has been nominated by students for Quilt Teacher of the Year in 1995, 2000 & 2005. Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand! For more about Karen, see the Programs page.

quilts of illusion

Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created. A beautiful and inspiring trunk show.

Friday, April 12 Workshop
Patchwork Illusions

patchwork illusions

Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. For details and the supply list, see the Programs page.

Saturday, April 13 Workshop
Combing Through Your Scraps

sunrise star

This truly is a magical way to put your fabric stash to good use by making a scrap quilt using a quick template-free method. For details and the supply list, see the Programs page.

Color Value Block of the Month

Blocks 11, 12 & 13

Instructions for Blocks 1 through 13 are now available.

Introducing our newest challenge, the Quiltmakers Block of the Month! This challenge features 13 blocks over 6 months (in case you want to set your blocks on point) and is a study in color value and its importance in creating a successful quilt! At each meeting, we will be revealing two blocks, with the last three being revealed at the March meeting. For instructions, patterns, and fabric requirements, head on over to the Challenge page.

NEW on the Challenge page - See two sample layouts along with fabric requirements for each setting. These are just two of many possibilities - be creative!

New Photos Available

Photos from the March meeting are now available in the Gallery.

Red & White Raffle Quilt Blocks

The raffle quilt for Quilt Plano 2020 will be made up of red and white blocks constructed by members of the guild. All blocks must be made from the fabric in the packets that were handed out at the January guild meeting. If you have the packet but have misplaced the instructions, you may download another copy here. Blocks are due back no later than the April guild meeting.

Open Small Groups

The guild has several open small groups that welcome new members. These include Art Quilters of Plano (monthly) and Dallas Games Marathon group (3-day day retreats). For more information, see the Small Groups page.


Hunters Glen Baptist Church collects food items for the Lovepacs program to feed hungry children. For a list of suggested items to donate, and more information about Lovepacs, see the Community Service page.

Guild Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Quilters Guild of Plano include a short business discussion, announcements of future events, special projects, show and tell, and various entertaining activities with door prize drawings.

Other QGP activities include an annual donation quilt, mini-quilt silent auction and Quilt Show in August, workshops from local and national speakers, retreats, quilting small groups and various community services activities.

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Join us at a guild meeting, and our membership team will have a membership form for you to fill out. Or, download the Membership Form now and fill it out, then bring it to the guild meeting with check or cash for dues, or mail with a check to the address on the form.

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

We meet in the Fellowship Hall at the church (downstairs). Park in the south parking lot and enter through the South Entrance. Our meeting room is on the right, near the entrance.