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Arapahoe County Quilters

Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking for 30+ Years

August Guild Meeting - The Cutting Edge with Kelly Gallagher Abbott

  • August 25, 2022
  • 6:30 PM
  • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 South Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO 80113


  • ACQ Members who will be attending via Zoom

Registration is closed



Learn about the newest techniques, tools, gadgets and tricks.  

Jukebox is known for being on  the cutting edge (sometimes over the edge!).  Designers with Jukebox include many international award-winning  quilters who are using innovative  techniques.  This presentation will show many of these techniques (including one Kelly says is the biggest thing to hit quilting since the rotary cutter), tools, gadgets and tricks.  The talk is rich with information about what judges are looking for, and how to correct the most commonly seen areas of weakness.  Kelly creates and/or quilts an average of 40-50 quilts quilts a year, so has refined many time saving methods.  This jammed-packed presentation will leave everyone raring to get home and get going.  Even the most experienced quilters will smack their foreheads when they learn new hints that are guaranteed to save time and increase accuracy and success.  

This lecture includes a slide presentation and brief trunk show. 

About Kelly Gallagher-Abbott

Although I was educated in the science and art of nursing and worked as a high-risk labor and delivery nurse, I have always been very interested in textiles and art.  I began quilting in 1988, and shortly after that began both my family and Jukebox Quilts.  I've designed a fabric line, many patterns for quilts, digitized quilting and embroidery motifs, and have written several books.  

In 2003, I took over as the curator of the Hoffman Challenge, a job I loved, as it provided me with a wonderful opportunity to use the many skills I’d acquired over the last several years, as well as the chance to interact with the approximately 600-800 competitors and hundreds of exhibitors, guilds, and shops who displayed this impressive and creative collection of quilts, garments, dolls, and accessories.

In 2010, my husband and I became the longarm dealers for a five state area. We carry Innova Longarms, Juki sewing machines, and Bravo 16 needle embroidery machines. We have a large shop in Northern Colorado, and enjoy every aspect of this job.

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The meeting room will open at 6:30 and the guild meeting will begin at 7:00 Mountain time. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting for $8.00.  Please register ahead of time prior to the meeting. 

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 (those in attendance only).


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