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Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking in Denver for 30+ Years

Karen Combs will be speaking at the next guild meeting on October 14. RSVP today
October 23 Workshop: Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs

Charitable Quilts

The Charitable Quilts Committee for Arapahoe County Quilters focuses on making quilts for local organization that help people in need. 

We have many volunteers who participate in our efforts. We assemble kits with instructions for Arapahoe County Quilt members to sew into tops. We put together quilt sandwiches with tops, batting and backs ready for quilting. The quilting is done with a variety of quilting methods including free motion, continuous line and by longarm machine. We also have ACQ members that complete the quilt binding. 

Many of the quilts are donated to safe shelters for the homeless, hospitals,and people who have suffered.

                                                                  

Last year ACQ completed many wonky quilts and I will always love wonky. As we begin 2021 I am looking forward to scrappy 4 patches and 9 patch variations.  Look at the links below for ideas!

Longarmers

The Denver Metro Area Long Arm Quilters and other long-arm volunteers throughout the Denver area machine quilt some of our charitable quilts.  

Charitable Quilts Community Sew Days

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 quilts Large Wonky Stars and Small Wonky Stars 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

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.

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Colorado Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Services (CPNLS)

CPNLS provides provides a special service to parents after a loss. We as a group are able to help in a very small way by making little blankets. 

Pick up a kit at guild meetings. It's a small effort from us, yet it makes a tremendous difference to the families who receive these blankets. 

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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