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Upcoming events

    • January 20, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E Quincy Ave.
    Register

    Special Festival of Quilts meeting on Monday, January 20 to have a discussion on what we as ACQ would like to do for the next festival. This will give us a forum to openly discuss our wants and desires for the next show. 

    Discussion topics will include: Do we want to limit the show to members only, try for a larger venue and where do we want to take this show? Keep it small at the church or go larger? Think about those things ahead of time.

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP by clicking on the blue Register button. 

    If you cannot attend, send Terry a message with your comments to present at the meeting. 


    • February 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 3
    Register

    Nathlia and Merrie are looking for 9 people to bring 4 dozen cookies and other treats to the February meeting.

    Please register if you can help. Thanks.

    • February 13, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO


    Making Faces with Lea McComas

    Lea’s portrait quilts have won international recognition. Discover the influences of history and culture that inspire her pictorial quilts. She will share information about principles of composition, the geometry of faces, and how value, color and temperature work together to create realistic pictorial quilts, as well as a brief overview of her techniques for fused applique and thread painting. 

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Lea is a fiber artist from Golden, CO. Lea's magnificent piece called "The Long Goodbye" demonstrates how she captures emotions, feelings and human beauty in her portrait work. This touching piece won the Masters Award for Thread Artistry at IQF Houston 2019. We are very fortunate to have her share her work and talents with us in February. Don't miss this fabulous program.

    Learn more about Lea:

    • February 14, 2020
    • February 15, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 4
    Register

    Create a portrait quilt from your own photo.

    Learn basic portrait composition, photo editing, and fabric selection for a portrait quilt from award-winning quilter Lea McComas.

    This workshop will include instruction on how to create a pattern and use a fused, raw-edge applique technique to produce an amazing life-like portrait quilt top approximately 14 x 18 in.

    Participants will send Lea 2-3 digital photos at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop so that she can prepare a printout for their use.

    Class kit includes full size photo printout, notes for photo editing. A kit fee of $5 will be paid to the teacher at the time of the workshop.

    Additional tools and materials will be available for purchase at the workshop.

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Lea is a fiber artist from Golden, CO. Lea's magnificent piece called "The Long Goodbye" demonstrates how she captures emotions, feelings and human beauty in her portrait work. This touching piece won the Masters Award for Thread Artistry at IQF Houston 2019. We are very fortunate to have her share her work and talents with us in February. Don't miss this fabulous workshop.

    Learn more about Lea

    SUPPLY LIST

    • February 17, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • February 21, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • February 22, 2020
    Register

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

    • February 29, 2020

    2020 Membership renewals are due February 29. You may renew your membership with one of the following methods:

    • Pay online with a credit card: sign in the website (at the top right of your screen, click on the blue silhouette (computer) or arrow (laptop)) and follow the prompts to renew your dues. 

    • Bring a check to a guild meeting. 

    • Mail a check to:
      Arapahoe County Quilters
      PO Box 5357
      Englewood, CO 80155

    If your dues are not paid by the end of February, your membership will lapse and you will no longer receive the ACQ newsletter and you will not have access to the membership area of the website. Please save time for everyone and renew on time. 

    • March 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 8
    Register

    Nathlia and Merrie are looking for 9 people to bring 4 dozen cookies and other treats to the March meeting.

    Please register if you can help. Thanks.

    • March 12, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO


    Moda and Beyond with Lynne Hagmeier

    Moda Fabric's best-selling designer, Lynne Hagmeier, aka Kansas Troubles, will share more than 50 quilts plus stories from Kansas Troubles' first fabric line to her very newest designs. Hailing from Bennington, KS, Lynne’s fabric line, Kansas Troubles, has set a standard with traditional quilters for 30 years.

    Kansas Troubles Quilters was born in 1989 when three friends began quilting together & selling their wares at craft shows. After many requests for the patterns of their original creations, two of the women continued their endeavors in the quilting world by publishing their patterns for wholesale distribution to quilt shops beginning in 1994.

    More than twenty years later (after another partner retired in 1999), Lynne has created hundreds of quilting patterns, published 2 dozen books (five in a series of historical quilts as well as quilters journals) & designed over 50 collections of fabric with Moda. There’s always something new in the works at Kansas Troubles Quilters - from new fabric lines to books, patterns, workshops, retreats & cruises.

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Lynne Hagmeier, the main designer for Moda's Kansas Trouble for well over 20 years, is recognized as one of the queens of traditional fabrics, quilts and patterns. She has published books, patterns, taught classes and hosted retreats that many of us have enjoyed. Lynne is a perfect example of how traditional quilting is still the foundation of the quilting world and we are excited to host her in March.

    Learn more about Lynne:

    • March 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 15
    Register

    Create a classic Kansas Troubles quilt.

    Doubled stars are pieced as layered 9-patch blocks for perfect star points every time. Our fun zigzag border is a breeze!

    Competed project lap quilt 70" x 86".

    "30-Something" can be found in the Layers of Love book - available for half-price to students at the workshop.

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Lynne Hagmeier, the main designer for Moda's Kansas Trouble for well over 20 years, is recognized as one of the queens of traditional fabrics, quilts and patterns. She has published books, patterns, taught classes and hosted retreats that many of us have enjoyed. Lynne is a perfect example of how traditional quilting is still the foundation of the quilting world and we are excited to host her in March.

    Learn more about Lynne 

    SUPPLY LIST

    Available as a PDF document.

    • March 16, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • March 20, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • March 21, 2020

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

    • March 26, 2020
    • March 28, 2020
    • Denver Merchandise Mart
    Register


    We need ACQ members to sell raffle tickets at the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival on March 26-28. This is a key event in our annual fundraising efforts.

    Shifts are available from 10 am to 5 pm on Thursday and Friday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

    Please register to help. Free admission when you volunteer.

    • April 16, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO

    Improvise! Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously with Sherri Lynn Wood

    NOTE: We are meeting on the third Thursday in April, 2020.

    Improvisation is at the heart of living creatively. Music, dance, theater, drawing, cooking, conversation, play, child rearing, and even science benefit from the flexibility of mind that improvisational process engenders. Leave with mind tools, tips and a fresh perspective on how to apply improv skills learned in life to your patchwork – and vice versa!

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Modern quilters probably all know Sherri's name and her teaching methods and theory about improv quilts. She was the featured instructor at QuiltCon in 2019. Cindy, ACQ's VP Programs 2020, saw her tape The Quilt Show and learned of her healing social work practices—this makes her work and improv practices even more meaningful. Those who get into her 2-day workshop will be very lucky. 

    Learn more about Sherri:

    • April 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • April 18, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 13
    Register

    Find your creative flow as you learn to improvise.

    Get your wedge-curve, mod-mood, groove on in this improv quilt-making workshop. Commit one step at a time, as you explore advanced approaches to improvised patchwork and composition, develop a personal/intuitive language of color, and learn ruler-free, wedge-curve, and bias-strip piecing on the curve techniques. Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Based on the Mod Mood Quilt Along.

    Sherri Lynn Wood has been improvising quilts as a creative life practice for 30 years, and is considered a master at her craft. Her best selling publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams, 2015) provides scores, or frameworks, for flexible patterns and creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory.

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Modern quilters probably all know Sherri's name and her teaching methods and theory about improv quilts. She was the featured instructor at QuiltCon in 2019. Cindy, ACQ's VP Programs 2020, saw her tape The Quilt Show and learned of her healing social work practices—this makes her work and improv practices even more meaningful. Those who get into her 2-day workshop will be very lucky. 

    Learn more about Sherri:

    SUPPLY LIST 

    • coming soon
    • April 20, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register
    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • April 24, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • May 14, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO

    Stitching, Symbols, Signature Style with Deborah Borschert

    Deborah shares her most recent art quilts and talks about developing her own personal style. Tons of examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she’ll discuss how those came to be. She’ll tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Deborah Borschert

    Learn more about Deborah:

    • May 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 19
    Register

    Layer fabric paint and stitching to make your own art quilt.

    Create a small art quilt with a beautifully original tree using a simple formula and interchangeable patterns. Explore layers of design and innovative stitching. Deborah will share several options for edge treatments and finishing techniques. Super fun, uncomplicated process and patterns make this a great project for enthusiastic beginners.

    Watch a short video about the Creativi-Tree workshop.

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Deborarh  Borschert

    Learn more about Deborah

    Supply List
    • May 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • May 22, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • June 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • June 19, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • July 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO

    Doors open at 6:00 • Dinner starts at 6:30

    Details to come

    *Please have your food item ready to go. If you have a favorite recipe, please share it. Let’s have fun – don’t stress out!

    **Also, please do not bring serving utensils. We have a lot to use at the church and then yours won't get mixed in with theirs.

    • July 13, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register
    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • July 17, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • August 17, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • August 21, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • September 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register
    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • September 18, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • October 12, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • October 16, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • November 16, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

    • November 20, 2020
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • December 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Promontory Clubhouse, 7000 E. Quincy Ave., Denver CO
    Register

    • 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.

    Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex.

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS

2nd Thursdays
April 2020 will be the 3rd Thursday

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

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