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ACQ's Next Guild Meeting is October 8: The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts. Join us!

Upcoming events

    • September 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 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 CPNLS (newborn loss) or Charity kits, you can do this via our Drive-Thru Event.

    Our annual used book sale is on-line and the books are posted in the Members Only area in a Book Sale Blog (password needed).  If you purchase a book or 10, you can pick them up at our drive through event.  We still need your book donations so you Got Books?? Drop them off at the Drive-Thru Event

    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. Maybe pick-up more tickets? This year will be a good year to possibly win the Raffle Quilt. 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.

    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, September 26 from 10 am – Noon

    • 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 26th!!

    • September 27, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 83
    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

    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.


    • October 08, 2020
    • 6:15 PM (MDT)
    • 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.

    The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts

    The history of Baltimore Album quilts is a fascinating journey into an America headed for the Civil War. Discover how the industrial revolution, the struggle over slavery and the social and moral climate of the time contributed to this beautiful art form. Through stories, Jaimie will explore how the demise of Baltimore Album quilts leads us into the hearts and minds of the women who made them, and find out how a pregnancy, a Christmas gift and a quilt class gone horribly wrong helps to explain the mystery behind why these quilts disappeared almost overnight. It’s a funny, provocative and insightful look into some of America’s most beautiful treasures.


    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Formerly a scientist, Jaimie Davis is an award-winning quilter who began quilting in 1993. In addition to making quilts, she designs patterns, kits and technique-based workshops and travels widely to teach for quilt guilds, retreats and quilting festivals.

    Her work has been shown in national and international exhibits including the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California. Jaimie draws inspiration from color and curvy lines and loves to add a touch of whimsey to every project.

    She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon with a whole bunch of quilts, a lot of great books, a turtle their kids left behind and a never-ending supply of Diet Coke.

    Learn more about Jaimie:

    • October 12, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online Meeting
    Register
    • Board members unable to attend should notify the President in advance.
    • Committee chairs are requested to attend. 
    • Reports should be submitted to the President and Secretary in advance.


    • October 16, 2020
    • (MDT)
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • November 12, 2020
    • 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.

    Behind the Seams with Peter Byrne

    Peter Byrne is an award-winning modern quilter and teacher with a deep passion for innovation and design. He loves making quilts, and he love teaching others to quilt. He is known for taking a fresh approach to quilt construction and design, combined with technical mastery. He'll be treating ACQ to a trunk show.

    Cityscape Improv won Best Machine Quilting Frameless at QuiltCon 2020

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    After 30 years working as a stylist and salon owner he retired, and then had the time to explore new creative outlets. He bought a sewing machine, and quilting quickly became his passion and his community. His thread of choice is Aurifil 50 weight, and he uses this in all of his quilting. In 2017, He joined the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild to expand his quilting experience, and in 2018 he taught quilting at a local sewing school in Toronto.  His students describe him as being positive, caring, knowledgeable and well-organized, but most of all an incredibly patient teacher.

    Peter's quilt Starring You won Best of Show at QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, TX.

    Learn more about Peter:

    • November 16, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (MST)
    • 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
    • (MST)
    Submissions for the next newsletter should be sent to Carole Fronk, the Newsletter Editor, at acqviews.newsletter@gmail.com.
    • December 10, 2020
    • 6:15 PM (MST)
    • online

    Program will be announced soon; registration for this meeting will open at that time.

    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.

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

Past events

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
April 2020 will be the 3rd Thursday

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

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