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Upcoming events

    • March 13, 2021
    • (MST)
    • May 15, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • online using Zoom
    Register


    This is a great time to learn or improve your free motion quilting skills. We'll work on individual samples or projects moving at our own speed. There'll be technical assistance and lots of encouragement from the group. We'll set up rooms based on skill level or technique and you choose which works best for you.

    This event is for the Saturday morning club sewcials through May 2021. We're scheduled for the Saturday morning after the monthly Guild meeting. Register for all 3 Saturdays in this one event and receive reminders about 2 days before each sewcial. 

    We also meet on Tuesday evenings. Register for those events here

    SUPPLY LIST:  Get it here

    FAQ:  Get it here

    • March 23, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • May 25, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • online using Zoom
    Register


    This is a great time to learn or improve your free motion quilting skills. We'll work on our individual samples or projects moving at our own speed. There'll be technical assistance and lots of encouragement from the group. We'll set up Zoom Rooms based on skill level or technique and you choose which works best for you.

    This event is for the Tuesday evening club sewcials through May 2021. We're scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday evening after the monthly Guild meeting. Register for all 3 Tuesdays in this one event and receive reminders about 2 days before each sewcial. 

    We also meet on Saturday mornings. Register for those events here.

    SUPPLY LIST - Get it here

    FAQ - Get it here 

    • April 14, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • June 16, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • online using Zoom
    • 24
    Registration is closed


    Start with a pack of 5" squares and plant a garden with this fun flower block. Or, grab fabrics from your stash! How you start to collect fabrics for the quilt is up to you! Quilt Along classes will include 4 sessions of 1 ½ hours each. Topics to be covered in the sessions will include color choices, tips on achieving that good ¼" seam allowance, how to make the stem units and how to enlarge the quilt into the Gardenesque version with borders!

    Quilt is from the book Smash Your Precut Stash. Book is required for taking the class.

    In each of the 4 sessions we will cover techniques for making the quilt.

    April 14: Session 1- color choices and picking the quilt version you will make- Picturesque with a small border or Gardenesque with multiple borders including a pieced ribbon border. Will review how to resize Picturesque with just adding a larger border.
    Homework: picking out fabrics (if not already done ) and cutting the fabrics

    April 25: Session 2- Basic block layout, the 1/4" seam , HST tips and how to make the stem unit.
    Homework: making blocks.

    May 19: Session 3 - layout options and sewing blocks into rows
    Homework: sewing the rows

    June 16: Session 4- how to enlarge a quilt including the pieced borders and measuring for borders

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR - KATE COLLERAN 

    Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs started in 2003, a collaboration between myself and Elizabeth Balderrama. I did the designs and Elizabeth did consultations, pattern testing and was the shipping maven. She kept me on track and in check! My daughter Alyssa has always been our consultant for color and style and our booth babe at Quilt Market!

    In 2012, my husband and I moved from our hometown in Connecticut to Colorado and I decided to take a break from my other profession, nursing, which I had done for over 30 years. What a great few years it has been with lots of new patterns, quilts in magazines, a Craftsy class and the book, Smash Your Precut Stash with C&T Publishing.

    Then, in late 2015 I became the sole owner of the business. Elizabeth retired but luckily for me, Alyssa occasionally still consults and comes to Quilt Market when she can. Her jobs at an organic farm and at a local quilt shop keep her pretty busy.

    From day 1, our goal was to help you make a quilt. And to have fun. And my goal is unchanged. To me quilting is about creating, about learning and having fun and about community.


    Learn more about Kate Colleran:

    • https://seamslikeadream.com/
    • https://www.facebook.com/SeamsLikeaDreamQuilts
    • https://www.instagram.com/seamslikeadreamquilts/
    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiuBSD7zmblzHUU4SlHY5Kw

    SUPPLIES & BOOK REQUIRED FOR WORKSHOP: 

    SUPPLY LIST:  Get it here 

    Order information for REQUIRED BOOK:

    The book is available at quilt shops or online at SeamsLikeADream.com.

    Be sure to order your book with plenty of time for shipping.

    Ask Kate directly if you have questions about the book.
    • April 16, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 88
    Register

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


    • April 23, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • April 25, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions

    Arapahoe County Quilters • Spring Silent Auction

    Buy a quilt at our premier silent auction and support our charitable quilt efforts.

    Bid online for handcrafted quilts perfect for baby showers, wedding gifts, Mother’s Day, graduation gifts or just because. These heirloom quilts are made by ACQ members with artisanal skills knowing that they will bring delight to their new owners. Your purchase will support our guild as we make quilts for local charities all year long. 

    • Bidding will open Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:00 noon Mountain time. 
    • Bidding closes on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm Mountain time.

    Watch here for a link to the auction closer to its launch.

    Look here for promotional materials to tell others about the auction.


    • April 25, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 88
    Register

           

    A picture of some available quilt kits from the last drive through event!

    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.


    • May 01, 2021
    • (MDT)
    Register


    Joyce Hughes, an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author, started us off for 2021. Her first book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels, is a topic that opens us up to the possibilities of panels. And with her workshop on Jan 30, she’s a great lead-in to our first challenge of the year  

    Using any fabric panel for your main theme, create a quilt, some placemats, a table runner, tote bag . . . basically anything you want with your panel.  

    • You must use the majority of the panel.

    • You must include a picture of the original panel with your entry. 

    • We suggest the photo be attached to the back.

    • Finished entry must be smaller than 60” x  80”.

    • Deadline to sign-up is May 1, 2021.

    • Picture of your entry is due June 15, 2021

    Challenge entry fee is $6.  Sign-up by registering on this page.

    ACQ has a limited numbers panels you can purchase for $5 or you can use your panel. Check them out and reserve yours today! (password required)

    First, Second and Third prize ribbons will be awarded.

    Winners will be selected by viewers choice votes.

    We hope that we can display the entries at the July Pot Luck. If that is not possible, we will ask you to send us a picture of your entry by June 15, 2021.  We will have the pictures and voting online. More details on this will be announced when get closer to the deadline.

    Be Creative!!

    Have Fun!!

    • May 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 94
    Register

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


    • May 13, 2021
    • 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 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.

    Shop Hop! 

    Travel with us virtually as we visit some of our business members to see what's new and unique. Easy browsing from the comfort of your own living room. 

    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

    Wooden Spools

    Treelotta

    CraftyGirlQuilts

      • May 17, 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.
      • May 21, 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.


      • June 04, 2021
      • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
      • online
      • 94
      Register

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


      • June 10, 2021
      • 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 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.

      Demo Night

      We'll be hearing from a variety of folks about working ahead to prepare our quilts for next year's Festival of Quilts. Let's get ready for the quilt show!

        • June 14, 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.
        • June 18, 2021
        • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
        • online
        • 95
        Register

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


        • July 12, 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 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.
        • 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.
        • 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.
        • 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.

      Past events

      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 19, 2021 Third Friday Night: Sewcial
      March 15, 2021 Board Meeting: March
      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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