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, on loan to the New England Quilt Museum, displayed mid Sept. through Dec. 31, 2017 as part of the Special Exhibit titled: Gilding the Lily. My vintage crochet flower piece titled Basket of Flowers was accepted by the IQA as a juried piece at the 2017 Houston IQF. This piece was also a featured work on Alex Anderson’s The Quilt Show blog page. My piece titled My Vintage Linens Quilt won First Place in Category, Best of Division, Judges Choice and Best of Show at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo, 2018. Most recently my Vintage Handkerchiefs quilt took a 3rd place ribbon at the MQX (Machine Quilters Showcase) New England in the New Traditions in Textiles category.
Additionally, I have begun creating pattern designs 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, blessings to you and happy quilting!
Calendar of Upcoming Lectures and/or Workshops:
January 14 Livingston Peacemakers Quilt Guild, Livingston, TX
March 3-4 Golden Needles Quilt Guild, Conroe, TX
April 16, McKinney Quilt Guild, McKinney, TX
May 13, Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild, Harker Heights, TX
June 5, Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild, Missouri City, TX
February 8 Alamo Heritage Quilt Guild, San Antonio, TX
April 25 Houston Embroidery Guild, Houston, TX (workshop reschedule from 9/14/17)
May 16 West Houston Quilter’s Guild, Houston, TX
June 18 Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild, Bellville, TX
July 21 New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild, New Braunfels, TX
October 1-2 Tall Pines Quilt Guild, Huntsville, TX
October 11-13 Plano Quilt Guild, Plano, TX
June 7-8 The Woodlands Quilt Guild, The Woodlands, TX
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
Due to Hurricane Harvey, the following 3 engagements were cancelled:
Sept. 13 Dayton Quilting Guild Sept. 14 Houston Embroidery Guild Workshop, Houston, TX Oct. 18-21 Gulf State Quilting Association, Covington, LA
Sept. 13-14 Plantation Quilt Guild, Lake Jackson, TX
October 3-4 Tall Pines Quilt Guild, Huntsville, TX
October 20-21 Golden Triangle Guild, Beaumont, TX
Nov. 21 Lakeview Quilt Guild, Clear Lake, TX