Personal Bio: Rhonda Dort, Houston, Tx
As a 3rd generation quilter I like to create! I enjoy the process of embellishing vintage embroidered pieces, longarm quilting, hand dying felted wool, needlework, ink dyes and occasionally crocheting and knitting. I enjoy searching through antique shops, flea markets and junk stores looking for vintage trims, buttons, needlework and linens and of course I love talking about my work! As well as being a Guest Speaker and Workshop instructor at many guilds and quilt shops I’ve been a featured artist in On Track Magazine, Inspirations Magazine-Facebook, Embroiders’ Guild of Victoria (Canada) Facebook, Hexie Love Magazine and with artist Cindy Needham in the Special Exhibit For the Love of Linens at the International Quilt Festival (IQF) in Houston 2016 where additionally my hexagon piece “Second Chances” won 3rd Place in the Embellished Category, was on display at the Texas Quilt Museum, toured with Quilts Inc. and is now on loan to the New England Quilt Museum where is will be on display until Dec. 31st as part of the Special Exhibit titled: Gilding the Lily.
Additionally, I have begun creating my own patterns to incorporate vintage pieces into quilts. Effective June 1, 2017 I am a member of the Wonderfil Specialty Threads Teacher Program.
I am available nationally to both speak to your group and/or conduct workshops. You can reach me by clicking on the Contact information in this blog.
I believe we all have a wealth of information among us and we learn so much by sharing! I am thrilled to share what I know with you! Until then, happy quilting!
Calendar of Upcoming Lectures and/or Workshops:
June 7-8 The Woodlands Quilt Guild
June 20 Peace by Piece Guild, Humble, TX
July 11 Houston Embroidery Guild, Houston, TX
July 20-21 Golden Needles Quilt Guild, Montgomery, TX
July 25 Colorado Valley Guild, La Grange, TX
Aug. 1 Bay Area Quilt Guild, Baytown, TX
Aug. 7 Baytown Area Quilt Guild, Baytown, TX
Sept. 13 Dayton Quilting Guild
Sept. 14 Houston Embroidery Guild Workshop, Houston, TX
Oct. 18-21 Gulf State Quilting Association, Covington, LA
May 16 West Houston Quilter’s Guild, Houston, TX
July 21 New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild, New Braunfels, TX