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The next guild meeting is February 10 at 6:15 pm.  Connie Martin will present Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Join us online!  Register for the meeting here.

Arapahoe County Quilters:
Quilt Guild in SE Metro Denver

ACQ is gathering quilts for the victims of the Marshall Fire in Superior and Louisville, Colorado.  Over 700 families lost their homes to the fire. We would love to provide quilts to surround them with community love and comfort as they rebuild.

We have collected over 100 quilts in the past week!  The first 40 quilts have been delivered to a community partner in Boulder County for distribution.  Thanks to the quilting community - we have received messages from all across the US and even Australia!  We are still in need of more quilts for the families impacted. 

If you are interested in donating, we are specifically looking to collect throw and bed sized quilts.  Please feel free to contact our leadership team to find out how you can help.  Or drop off donations at either Treelotta or Wooden Spools quilt shops in the Denver metro area. 

February Guild Meeting - Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

February 10, 2022 6:15pm


"Sometimes a quilt is just a quilt. 

Other times, it is a secret message offering a safe route to freedom"

This historical presentation is a multi-media experience including slide presentation, storytelling and display of over a dozen beautifully hand-crafted quilt replicas, representing patterns and special stitching used over 300 years ago by abolitionists and fugitive slaves to signify escape routes to the North. Connie Martin, MA, will show how quilts were used to signal plans, warn of dangers, indicate how transport might occur and who might help as “Friends” on the Underground Railroad.

Meanings and Interpretations behind different patterning will be revealed as Connie shares codes in the quilts that signify routes that ancestors, or quilter's descendants, may have taken to escape to freedom in Canada.  Connie will also explore how African-American slaves used special hidden stitching techniques to communicate during this pivotal time in history. 

Join us online! Register here to receive more details, including the zoom link.  Free for ACQ Members.  Guests may attend for $8.00.

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ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Carolyn Morris, A Garden of Chelsea's memories
ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Carolyn Morris, Chelsea's Mother's quilt
ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Deb Roth, PQ13.1 All the Colors
ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Deb Roth, Project Quilting Mystery QAL
ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Barb Pond, Scrap Stars Swap
ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Barb Pond, Long Time Gone
ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Martha Wells, Lisa the Unicorn
ACQ Show & Tell - Jan 2022 - Martha Wells, Phoenix

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