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Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking in Denver for 30+ Years

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    • November 29, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • online
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    Let's get together for an online community sew day. Charity Quilts needs our help making blocks and quilts to give to all of the wonderful charities that Sheila Clark has been in contact with.

    Join us from the comfort of your own sewing room as we gather to chat and sew. 

    Q: Do I have to come all day?
    A: Please join us when you can, for as long as you can.

    Q: What blocks are we making?
    A: We're suggesting the Large or Small Wonky Stars from Missouri Star Quilt Company, but you can make any blocks you want. Disappearing 9 patch, log cabin, and many, many more.....

    Large Wonky Stars

    Small Wonky Stars

    Q: What size blocks are we making?
    A: The Large Wonky Start block finishes at 9". But really, anything goes!

    Q: How many blocks should I make?
    A: As many as you want. If you make enough to create a top on your own, that's great! If you make several, they can be added to others to make tops and that's great too!

    Q: How are we delivering blocks?
    A: Sheila Clark will be arranging meeting times. Perhaps as everyone chats, we'll create some new systems.

    Please RSVP in advance and you will receive a Zoom link by email to join the Community Open Sew. Thanks.


    • December 04, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)
    • online
    • 93
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    First Friday Community Sew: Join ACQ members for a relaxing evening of sewing together in community.


    • December 05, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • First Plymouth Congregation Church

    Drive-Thru Pick-Up/Drop-Off Event in the church parking lot along the circular drive. Just like at a meeting when you return or pick-up projects, swing by to support ACQ committees. 

    Last chance to turn in money and tickets for the 2020 Raffle Quilt. Buy more tickets--increase your chance of winning this year as you buy more tickets. Or swing by Wooden Spools to buy your tickets.  

    Raffle Tickets were mailed out in late July/early August. Want to save some postage? Come by the Drive-Thru Event, drop off your payment and tickets stubs. Otherwise be sure to mail your stubs and money back right away.

    We have not been able to attend outside events so tickets sales have been only to members. Please consider purchasing additional tickets or selling tickets to family and friends.

    Return or pick-up CPNLS (newborn loss) or Charity kits.

    Drop off your president block to thank Terry.

    No new book donations will be accepted at this time. Thanks.

    We will have several stations through the parking lot where you can drive up to pick-up or drop-off whatever you need. Our volunteers will be there to help you.

    You will not even need to get out of your car.

    • When is this fantastic event you ask?
      Saturday, December 5 from 11 am to 1 pm

    • Where do I go? 
      First Plymouth Congregational Church
      3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
      Englewood, CO

    Come on by!

    We are planning to do more Drive-Thru Events so please us know what other days of the week and/or times would work best for you.

    See you on the 5th!!

    • December 06, 2020
    • (MST)

    ACQ Members: register by end of day for the best rate.

    • December 10, 2020
    • 6:15 PM (MST)
    • online
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    New members for 2021 will be able to register for this meeting for free after joining the guild.

    The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 MDT. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting for an admission fee of $8. Pay securely online when you register.
     No refunds are available. Please ensure that you know how to use Zoom prior to the meeting. The link will come by email when you register.

    ACQ Members: please sign in and register for free—it's so helpful to know how many are coming AND you'll be eligible for door prizes when you register. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

    2020 Raffle Quilt Drawing will take place at 8:00 pm during this meeting. Our speaker will start earlier than usual. Officer installations will be after the raffle quilt winner is selected. 

    How Quilters Celebrate Life with Meg Cox

    A fun, inspiring lecture that changes lives: perfect for keynotes and evening programs. An expert on tradition who has written four books on ritual, Meg Cox shares examples of quilters’ celebrations but also shows powerful ideas from her own life. She shares what she has learned in 20 years of research about what makes traditions unforgettable. Whether you’re looking for a way to liven up your monthly quilt group or mark major life milestones, you’ll come away with concrete ideas and inspiration. 

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Meg Cox is a nationally known thought leader on the topics of quilting and family traditions. Her expertise on quilting stems partly from the 25 years that she has been a passionate quilter.  Additionally, Meg served on the board of the national nonprofit Quilt Alliance for 10 years and was president for 6 years.  She writes a popular free monthly e-newsletter called Quilt Journalist Tells All. 

    A Partial List of Publications for which Meg Cox has written:

    Allure, American Patchwork & Quilting, Child, Cooking Light, the Daily Beast, Family Fun, Family PC, Good Housekeeping, Ms., O, Parenting, Parents, Publisher’s Weekly, Quilter’s Home, SAQA Journal, The Quilt Life, Reunions, Working Mother, Worth

    Learn more about Meg:




    • December 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (MST)
    • online
    Register

    The Board meeting will be held as a video chat. Zoom link is available on the leadership page when you're signed in to the website.

    • Board members unable to attend should notify Terry Chase in advance.
    • Committee chairs are requested to attend. 
    • Reports should be submitted to the President and Secretary in advance.

    • December 18, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)
    • online
    • 95
    Register

    Third Friday Community Sew: Join ACQ members for a relaxing evening of sewing together in community.


    • December 27, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • online
    • 93
    Register

           


    Let's get together for an online community sew day. Charity Quilts needs our help making blocks and quilts to give to all of the wonderful charities that Sheila Clark has been in contact with.

    Join us from the comfort of your own sewing room as we gather to chat and sew. 

    Q: Do I have to come all day?
    A: Please join us when you can, for as long as you can.

    Q: What blocks are we making?
    A: We're suggesting the Large or Small Wonky Stars from Missouri Star Quilt Company, but you can make any blocks you want. Disappearing 9 patch, log cabin, and many, many more.....

    Large Wonky Stars

    Small Wonky Stars

    Q: What size blocks are we making?
    A: The Large Wonky Start block finishes at 9". But really, anything goes!

    Q: How many blocks should I make?
    A: As many as you want. If you make enough to create a top on your own, that's great! If you make several, they can be added to others to make tops and that's great too!

    Q: How are we delivering blocks?
    A: Sheila Clark will be arranging meeting times. Perhaps as everyone chats, we'll create some new systems.

    Please RSVP in advance and you will receive a Zoom link by email to join the Community Open Sew. Thanks.


    • January 14, 2021
    • 6:15 PM (MST)
    • online
    Register


    The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 MDT. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting for an admission fee of $8. Pay securely online when you register. No refunds are available. Please ensure that you know how to use Zoom prior to the meeting. The link will come by email when you register.

    ACQ Members: please sign in and register for free—it's so helpful to know how many are coming AND you'll be eligible for door prizes when you register. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

    Creating Art Quilts with Panels • Joyce Hughes

    What a great kick off to 2021 where we start with a new panel challenge! Joyce's first book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels, is a topic that opens us up to the possibilities of panels.


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Joyce is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

    Amazingly, her first art quilt, “Mother’s Day”, was entered into a National Show and won a Blue Ribbon. This has led to numerous awards, recognitions and opportunities in the quilting world. Several proud accomplishments for Joyce are: “McCall’s Quilt Designer 2012 – Professional Category” for McCall’s Quilting Magazine; also an endorser and sample maker for Northcott and Timeless Treasures fabrics, and Ambassador for Mettler Threads and Brother Sewing.

    Currently, Joyce has a second book, “Thread Paint as you Go” (due for release November, 2020) focusing on raw edge applique and thread painting to add shading, highlighting and definition. Joyce’s first book is “Creating Art Quilts with Panels” where she works with fabric panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments—creating a style of her own!  Joyce loves to teach and share her tips. One of her greatest accomplishments is when a student creates their own Art work following Joyce’s technique of Dimensional Thread Painting!

    Learn more about Joyce:

    • January 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • online using Zoom
    • 23
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    Techniques for Art Quilt with Panels • Joyce Hughes


    In the class, eight techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel. You will learn step by step basic instructions for:

    1. Free Motion Quilting
    2. Dimensional Thread Painting
    3. Trapunto
    4. Application of Multiple Overlays
    5. Various 3D Layering
    6. Bobbin Work
    7. Blocking and Squaring a Quilt
    8. Applying Crystals

    More importantly, you will learn the proper steps of creating these numerous techniques, But also why and when to apply them to a quilt!


    You will see the effects of various techniques and supplies, and how they can create added interest of texture and dimension to a piece of Art!

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Joyce Hughes is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

    Learn more about Joyce:

    SUPPLY LIST 

    • Download here
    • Required kit info to pre-order: Joyce has multiple ACQ kit options available. The kit required for the workshop includes the exclusive digitally printed panel and embellishment kit for $30. There are also options that include a thread kit and/or copies of her books. Be sure to order your kit with plenty of time for shipping. Ask Joyce directly if you have questions about the kits.

Past events

November 20, 2020 Third Friday Night: Community Sew
November 20, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: December
November 16, 2020 Board Meeting: November
November 12, 2020 November Guild Meeting: Behind the Seams with Peter Byrne
November 06, 2020 First Friday Night: Community Sew
October 25, 2020 October Community Sew Day
October 24, 2020 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
October 16, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: November
October 12, 2020 Board Meeting: October
October 08, 2020 October Guild Meeting: The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts, Jaimie Davis
September 27, 2020 September Community Sew Day
September 26, 2020 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
September 18, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: October
September 14, 2020 Board Meeting: September
September 10, 2020 September Guild Meeting: Resizing Any Block with Cindy Barfield
August 21, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: September
August 17, 2020 Board Meeting: August
August 16, 2020 August Community Sew Day
August 13, 2020 August Guild Meeting: Smash Your Stash! with Kate Colleran
July 28, 2020 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
July 17, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: August
July 13, 2020 Board Meeting: July
July 12, 2020 July Community Sew Day
July 09, 2020 July Guild Meeting: Wildly Careening into Quilts with Kim Lapacek
June 19, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: July
June 15, 2020 Board Meeting: June
June 13, 2020 Charity Quilts Community Sew Day: Online Edition
June 13, 2020 New Member Tea - Online Event
June 11, 2020 June Guild Meeting: Show & Tell Extravaganza + More
June 10, 2020 Quarantine bingo card due
May 22, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: June
May 18, 2020 Board Meeting: May
May 16, 2020 Charity Quilts Community Sew Day: Online
May 14, 2020 ONLINE May Guild Meeting: Stitching, Symbols, Signature Style with Deborah Boschert
May 14, 2020 Postponed: 2020 Inspiration Challenge Registration
May 07, 2020 FOQ Steering Committee: May
April 25, 2020 POSTPONED New Members Tea
April 24, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: May
April 23, 2020 The Wanna Bees
April 20, 2020 VIRTUAL Board Meeting: April
April 17, 2020 VIRTUAL April Workshop: Wedge Curve Improv (2-Day Workshop)
April 16, 2020 VIRTUAL April Guild Meeting: Improvise! Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously with Sherri Lynn Wood
April 16, 2020 CANCELED Hospitality: April
April 14, 2020 Zoom Practice: Hello ACQ--2
April 09, 2020 The Wanna Bees
April 07, 2020 Zoom Practice: Hello ACQ--1
April 02, 2020 CANCELED: FOQ Steering Committee: April
March 26, 2020 POSTPONED: Selling Raffle Tickets at Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
March 20, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: April
March 16, 2020 VIRTUAL: Board Meeting: March
March 13, 2020 March Workshop: 30-Something
March 12, 2020 March Guild Meeting: Moda and Beyond with Lynne Hagmeier
March 12, 2020 Hospitality: March
March 05, 2020 FOQ Steering Committee: March
February 29, 2020 2020 Membership Renewal Deadline
February 22, 2020 Early Bird Deadline: April Workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood
February 21, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: March
February 17, 2020 Board Meeting: February
February 14, 2020 February Workshop: Applique Portrait Quilts (2-Day Workshop)
February 13, 2020 February Guild Meeting: Making Faces with Lea McComas
February 13, 2020 Hospitality: February
January 20, 2020 Festival of Quilts Forum
January 18, 2020 Early Bird Deadline: March Workshop with Lynne Hagmeier
January 17, 2020 Newsletter Deadline: February
January 13, 2020 Board Meeting: January
January 09, 2020 January Guild Meeting: Demo Night
January 09, 2020 Hospitality: January
December 20, 2019 Newsletter Deadline: January
December 16, 2019 Board Meeting: December Potluck & Budget
December 12, 2019 2019 Raffle Quilt Drawing
December 12, 2019 December Holiday Potluck & Silent Auction
November 22, 2019 Newsletter Deadline: December
November 18, 2019 Board Meeting: November
November 15, 2019 November Workshop: Colorado Winter
November 15, 2019 ACQ Raffle Quilt Tickets at Holiday Food & Gift Festival
November 14, 2019 November Guild Meeting featuring Pat Syta and Mimi Hollenbaugh

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS

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April 2020 will be the 3rd Thursday

First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO

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