Upcoming ACQ events: October 13, Guild Meeting on Zoom featuring Swan Sheridan: Color Theory Applied. More details and register here. ACQ Online Fundraising Auction Oct 13 - Oct 22. More details here. Workshop on October 15. Online Shattered Blossoms/Fractured Flowers with Swan Sheridan. More details here.
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!
The Denver Metro Area Long Arm Quilters and other long-arm volunteers throughout the Denver area machine quilt some of our charitable quilts.
Make a Charitable Quilt (or Several) This year
Opportunities: Check this list for several local organizations and some of the types of quilts that ACQ donateS
Patriotic Quilts for Women Veterans
Transitional Housing VOA and Catholic Charities
CHARITABLE QUILT PHOTOS
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 our Pop-up events. It's a small effort from us, yet it makes a tremendous difference to the families who receive these blankets.