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August 12 Guild Meeting: Diane Harris, the Stash Bandit! Register now + Join Diane's Workshop on August 21.

Upcoming events

    • August 05, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join Co-Chairpersons Nathlia Holtz and Heather Schiller at the first planning meeting for the 2022 Quilt Show. Learn about the volunteer opportunities available to support ACQ's premier fundraising and community outreach endeavor. 

    Meeting will be held via Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed to you before the meeting

      • August 06, 2021
      • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
      • online
      • 89
      Register

      First Friday Sewcial: Join ACQ members for a relaxing evening of sewing together in community.


      • August 12, 2021
      • 6:15 PM (MDT)
      • online
      • 37
      Register

      Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up


      AN EVENING WITH THE STASH BANDIT, DIANE HARRIS

      From one humble block comes this parade of unique quilt designs.  Diane started making Baby Windmills years ago and soon realized how many things she could do with them.  She's on a lifelong quest to make every such quilt that lives in her head.

      Windy Wonders touches on the concepts of value, scale, color and creativity.  See how one simple idea can take root, grow, morph and reproduce in exciting ways.  Most of the quilts are scrappy, so there will be plenty of ideas from the Stash Bandit for letting the fabric do the work.



      The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 Mountain time. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting, please register ahead of time for $8. 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.


      About Diane Harris

      Diane is a quilter who loves everything about the process and enjoys sharing it with others. She's been sewing for almost 50 years and quilting for three decades. She can’t imagine ever running out of ideas.

      For 11 years, she was an editor for Quiltmaker magazine where she wrote patterns, product reviews and how-to articles. Her quilt designs can still be seen regularly in the pages of Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts.

      Diane was an active member of ACQ when she lived in Colorado.

      Learn more about Diane:

      Check out Diane's workshop on August 21

        • August 16, 2021
        • 6:30 PM (MDT)
        • 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 Jen Dietz in advance.
        • Committee chairs are requested to attend. 
        • Reports should be submitted to the President and Secretary in advance.
        • August 20, 2021
        • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
        • online
        • 94
        Register

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


        • August 21, 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MDT)
        • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood

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

        Return or pick-up 

        • Charity kits
        • CPNLS (newborn loss)

        Drop off your membership payment if you haven't paid online. 

        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, August 21st from 9:00 am to 11:00 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 21st!!

        • August 21, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
        • online using Zoom
        • 16
        Register


        Windy Wonders: Scrappy Fun with Baby Windmills and Diane Harris

        Learn FABRIC FINESSE in this class! Color, value, contrast: you'll gain confidence and be ready to STASH UP an amazing quilt project! Prepare to indulge in some serious scrap play as you learn to make Baby Windmills and then create something wonderful with them! I have been making these little blocks for years and I keep discovering new ways to use them. I’ll show you my examples and then help you create something unique.

        ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR


        Diane Harris is a quilt designer, speaker and teacher. After 11 years as an editor for Quiltmaker magazine, she formed Stash Bandit, through which she presents energetic trunk shows and engaging classes for quilters. She is passionate about making scrap quilts and creating interesting original designs. She never met a fabric she didn't like, and her work is regularly featured in national publications. Diane lives on a working farm in rural Nebraska. She was an active ACQ member when she lived in Colorado. 


        Learn more about Diane Harris on Social Media: 

        • SUPPLIES & KITS REQUIRED FOR WORKSHOP: 

        Don't get caught without the needed supplies. Be sure to read through the Supply List and related documents and order any necessary online items early to receive them before class date. 

        Get the Supply List HERE 

        Diane will be speaking at the August 12 guild meeting.

        • August 29, 2021
        • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
        • online
        • 95
        Register

               


        April 2021 Donation to VOA Family Motel

        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: Last year ACQ completed many wonky star quilts and I will always love wonky. As we begin 2021 I am looking forward to scrappy 4 patches and 9 patch variations. Here are some examples for inspiration and direction.

        Jewel Box by Jenny Doan is called Diamond Chain

        https://blog.missouriquiltco.com/diamond-chain-quilt

        9 Patch block patterns

        https://www.favequilts.com/Miscellaneous-Quilt-Projects/Free-Nine-Patch-Quilt-Patterns

        And my favorite Wonky Stars

        https://youtu.be/eMoE5-q1lP4

        Q: What size blocks are we making?
        A: The Jewel Box quilt block is 8 ½ inches but we still love 9 patch blocks that are 6 ½, 9 ½, or 12 ½ inches. 

        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.


        • September 09, 2021
        • 6:15 PM (MDT)
        • online
        • 100

        Seeing Double

        AN EVENING WITH TAMMY SILVERS 

        Ever wonder - what would this quilt look like if I made it in another color way? If I used plaids and stripes instead of florals? Well, I can't tell you what EVERY quilt would look like, but we can explore some practical examples together! In a fun format, we will compare quilts made in florals versus batiks, reproduction fabrics versus crisp modern prints, brights versus pastels. Gather inspiration and insight into the choices for your next project!


        The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 MDT. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting free—please register ahead of time. 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.



          • September 13, 2021
          • 6:30 PM (MDT)
          • 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 Jen Dietz in advance.
          • Committee chairs are requested to attend. 
          • Reports should be submitted to the President and Secretary in advance.
          • September 18, 2021
          • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
          • online using Zoom
          • 30

          Pointed Comments with Tammy Silvers


          This table runner and placemat set works great as an introduction to my guided improv technique. It is easier than it looks - and you may just find it addictive too! Bonus: you'll get MOST of the table runner done in a full day workshop!


          MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

          Hi, I'm Tammy. I've been quilting since 1991. I've also taught at a variety of quilt shops as well as online (check out my Quick Quilted Gifts class on Bluprint!), and design and self-publish my own quilt patterns under the label Tamarinis.

          I'm no different than most quilters - I enjoy working with almost any fabric. But I must confess - my favorites (the one that will make me drool, and blow a carefully constructed budget) are batiks, bold prints, and almost any fabric with words on it. Having a background in art and literature, another of my guilty quilty pleasures is finding ways to use “words” in my work, be it in the fabric itself or by adding them to the piece. I am a Georgia native and currently live in Acworth with my husband, children (when they come to visit!), one grumpy dog, and my favorite fat cat.

          Under the label Tamarinis, my designs are regularly published in a variety of quilt magazines. I also work with some of the major fabric manufacturers designing projects to showcase and promote their fabric lines, including Northcott, Free Spirit, Maywood, Dear Stella and Timeless Treasures.

          I even design fabrics for Island Batik. A perfect fit - since I LOVE batiks! I'm fortunate to have a thread line with Aurifil that coordinates beautifully with my current Island Batik line too!

          Yes, I love designing, but I love teaching and sharing my passion for quilting. It is so much fun to get to visit different guilds, meet quilters and see all the creativity that makes this such a fun world to be a part of.

          Learn More about Tammy:

          • http://www.tamarinis.com
          • http://www.instagram.com/Tamarinis
          • http://www.facebook.com/Tamarinis
          • http://www.youtube.com/c/Tamarinis

          SUPPLIES & KITS REQUIRED FOR WORKSHOP: 

          Coming Soon

          • October 07, 2021
          • 6:15 PM (MDT)
          • online
          • 100

          Quilts of Illusions

          AN EVENING WITH KAREN COMBS 

          Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created and shares tricks and tips how to make them. This virtual lecture is a beautiful and inspiring trunk show. There will be time for questions after the lecture.


          MEET THE SPEAKER:

          Karen is a quilter, author, teacher and designer who is known for her quilts of illusions. Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand!


          Karen has been nominated as Quilt Teacher of the Year by students in 1995, 2000 & 2005. Her work has been displayed at quilt shows and art galleries across the country. Being a prolific designer and author; Karen has published articles and patterns in many magazines such as Traditional Quilter, American Quilter and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. She has been designing fabrics since 2001.


          She is the author of 10 books, among them: Optical Illusions for Quilters, Combing Through Your Scraps, Floral Illusions, 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons. (AQS) and 3-D Fun with Pandora's Box. Celtic Pieced Illusions (AQS) and Lone Star Illusions.


          In addition, Karen has appeared on the TV program, “Quilting from the Heartland, hosted by Sharlene Jorgenson, Series 700, program 711, Simply Quilts, Show 411, Quilt Central and American Quilter. In 2015, she became part of the faculty of Craftsy, in their online learning website.

          The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 MDT. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting free—please register ahead of time. 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.



            • October 18, 2021
            • 6:30 PM (MDT)
            • 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 Jen Dietz in advance.
            • Committee chairs are requested to attend. 
            • Reports should be submitted to the President and Secretary in advance.
            • October 23, 2021
            • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
            • online using Zoom
            • 20

            Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs

                  

            Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries. Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. Frankly, this is Karen's favorite class because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion. Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion! You can see more examples from this class at The Quilter’s Gallery on Karen’s webpage. Link below:

            https://www.karencombs.com/gallery.php?cat=2


            COMBS Promo Class - Patchwork Illusions ZOOM .pdf



            • November 15, 2021
            • 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 Jen Dietz in advance.
            • Committee chairs are requested to attend. 
            • Reports should be submitted to the President and Secretary in advance.
            • December 13, 2021
            • 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 Jen Dietz in advance.
            • Committee chairs are requested to attend. 
            • Reports should be submitted to the President and Secretary in advance.
            • January 15, 2022
            • (MST)
            • February 26, 2022
            • (MST)
            • 2 sessions
            • online using Zoom
            • 20


            Modern Dresden: Five Different Finishes with Candace Grisham

            A modern update for making a variety of Dresden plate designs using a single template. The class will cover 5 different variations of edge finishes.  The size and design variations are endless!  You will learn to sew the plates by machine and mix and match your edge finishes.  Designed to be a technique class, you will determine how many plates and what sizes, finishes and layout you desire.

            In class, we will cover the basic Dresden block and then some of the Dresden 201 blocks which allow for creative piecing.  You can start with a background (40"x40") of your choice (pieced or solid) or wait until your blocks are made.

            It will be tons of creative fun and easy for all from confident beginner and up.  Bring your willingness to be creative and to step outside the box.

            There will be a 6-week follow-up Show & Tell. 

            Be sure to read through the Supply List and related documents and order any necessary online items early to receive them before class date. 

            Get the SUPPLY LIST and FABRIC SUGGESTIONS HERE

            Watch a You-Tube video showing introduction and suggested supplies HERE 

            ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

            I am a quilt designer, speaker and teacher. 

            I love using fabrics, themes and colors from nature, but also lean more and more to bright fabrics with prints. Many of my works have a “traditional with a twist” quality. I rely on inspirations from generations gone by and put a contemporary feel to my designs.

            I dabble in fiber art, challenges, machine quilting and modern quilting.

            I have taught quilting for more than twenty years and love and teaching and exploring with students as much as the creating. I have been lucky to have quilts and fiber art pieces juried into shows with Missouri Fiber Artists, the American Quilter’s Society in Kentucky and the International Quilt Association in Houston as well as many local and regional shows and displays.


            Learn more about Candance Grisham on Social Media: 

            Candy will be speaking at the January 13th guild meeting.

          Past events

          July 25, 2021 July Charity Quilts Community Sew Day
          July 16, 2021 July Workshop: Intro to Fabric Dying with Cheryl Lynch
          July 16, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
          July 12, 2021 Board Meeting: July
          July 10, 2021 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Social
          July 08, 2021 July Guild Meeting: Show and Tell Extravaganza
          July 02, 2021 First Friday Night: Sewcial
          June 27, 2021 June Charity Quilts Community Sew Day
          June 21, 2021 Board Meeting: June
          June 19, 2021 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
          June 18, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
          June 10, 2021 June Guild Meeting: Demo Night
          June 04, 2021 First Friday Night: Sewcial
          May 23, 2021 May Charity Quilts Community Sew Day
          May 21, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
          May 17, 2021 Board Meeting: May
          May 15, 2021 New Member Tea - Online Event
          May 13, 2021 May Guild Meeting: Shop Hop!
          May 07, 2021 First Friday Night: Sewcial
          May 01, 2021 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
          May 01, 2021 2021 Panel Challenge Registration
          April 25, 2021 April Charity Quilts Community Sew Day
          April 23, 2021 Spring Silent Auction
          April 16, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
          April 14, 2021 Picturesque-Let's Plant a Garden with Kate Colleran
          April 12, 2021 Board Meeting: April
          April 08, 2021 April Guild Meeting: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
          April 02, 2021 First Friday Night: Sewcial: Canceled for April
          March 28, 2021 March Charity Quilts Community Sew Day
          March 27, 2021 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
          March 23, 2021 Tuesday Evening FMQ Club
          March 19, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
          March 15, 2021 Board Meeting: March
          March 13, 2021 Saturday Morning FMQ Club
          March 11, 2021 March Guild Meeting: Fun with Free Motion Quilting
          March 05, 2021 First Friday Night: Sewcial
          February 28, 2021 February Charity Quilts Community Sew Day
          February 19, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
          February 15, 2021 Board Meeting: February
          February 13, 2021 February Workshop: Half-Square Triangle Master Class
          February 11, 2021 February Guild Meeting: Quilt Remix • Heather Kojan
          February 06, 2021 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
          February 05, 2021 First Friday Night: Sewcial
          January 30, 2021 January Workshop: Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques
          January 24, 2021 January Charity Quilts Community Sew Day
          January 18, 2021 Board Meeting: January
          January 15, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
          January 14, 2021 January Guild Meeting: Creating Art Quilts with Panels • Joyce Hughes
          January 01, 2021 First Friday Night: Community Sew
          December 27, 2020 December Community Sew Day
          December 18, 2020 Third Friday Night: Community Sew
          December 14, 2020 Board Meeting: December
          December 10, 2020 December Guild Meeting: How Quilters Celebrate Life with Meg Cox
          December 06, 2020 Early Bird Deadline: January Workshop with Joyce Hughes
          December 05, 2020 Special ACQ Drive-Thru Event
          December 04, 2020 First Friday Night: Community Sew
          November 29, 2020 November Community Sew Day
          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

          2nd Thursdays: currently online

          When we can be in person:
          First Plymouth Congregational Church
          3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
          Englewood, CO

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