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Arapahoe County Quilters

Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking in Denver for 30+ Years

Next monthly Guild Meeting: Thursday October 12 All are welcome to join us for this special OPEN HOUSE meeting.  Special Open House activities start at 5:30 PM.  Meeting is in person at Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S Holly St, Centennial and LIVE STREAMED on Zoom. 

Next workshop is online Saturday October 21, Half Day Workshop 9 -12 with Sheri Noel, of Rebecca Mae Designs, Making Madawaska Mittens.

ACQ's Online Auction Fundraiser runs from October 12 through October 22.  Fall 2023 Online Auction Fundraiser

January Workshop: Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques

  • January 30, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • online using Zoom
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  • Discount for members who pay by 1/14/21 while space is available.
  • Regular admission for ACQ members starting 1/15/20 until 1/19/2020 while space is available. The 1/19/2020 allows for kit purchase and shipping.
  • Regular admission for non-members starting 12/26/20 until 1/19/2020 while space is available.

Registration is closed

Techniques for Art Quilt with Panels • Joyce Hughes

Registration closes midnight January 19 to allow time for shipping the kit to you. 

In the class, eight techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel. You will learn step by step basic instructions for:

  1. Free Motion Quilting
  2. Dimensional Thread Painting
  3. Trapunto
  4. Application of Multiple Overlays
  5. Various 3D Layering
  6. Bobbin Work
  7. Blocking and Squaring a Quilt
  8. Applying Crystals

More importantly, you will learn the proper steps of creating these numerous techniques, But also why and when to apply them to a quilt!

You will see the effects of various techniques and supplies, and how they can create added interest of texture and dimension to a piece of Art!


Joyce Hughes is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

Learn more about Joyce:


  • Download here
  • Required kit info to pre-order: Joyce has multiple ACQ kit options available. The kit required for the workshop includes the exclusive digitally printed panel and embellishment kit for $30. There are also options that include a thread kit and/or copies of her books. Be sure to order your kit with plenty of time for shipping. Ask Joyce directly if you have questions about the kits.


Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month

All meetings are streamed online

Starting in July 2023 In person meetings are held at:
Our Father Lutheran Church

6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO


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Englewood, CO 80155


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