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October Workshop: Shattered Blossoms / Fractured Flowers with Swan Sheridan

  • October 15, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • online using Zoom
  • 17


  • Discount for members who register & pay by October 13, 2022 while space is available.
  • Regular admission for ACQ members starting October 14, 2022 while space is available.
  • Regular admission for non-members while space is available.

Registration is closed

This 6 hour class is taught in two sections.  The first 4 hour section is focused on students learning how to fuse a relatively large flower (20 inches), quarter it into sections, pin baste, and applique their flower by exploring the decorative stitches on their machines.  Afterwards, students continue working on creating their other 3 flowers.

In the final 2 hour section of the class, students will learn how to trim down their blocks to the right size and assemble them using a variation on the "quilt as you go" method.  


Swan Sheridan : President and Artist

Swan Sheridan was born in Bend, Oregon and currently lives in Vail, Arizona with her husband and daughter.

Swan's interest in all things textile related began when she was very young.  She tried everything from spinning wool to cross-stitch, and finally landed in the world of quilting during grad school.  She dabbled in applique with that first quilt in the interests of covering a mistake, and thus necessity become the mother of invention.

In 2009, with her daughter in preschool, Swan began to refine her applique skills with unique designs.  Shortly afterwards she took a job with Bella Quiltworks in Tucson, Arizona, which offered her the opportunity to be immersed in the quilting world in a whole new way.

Swan teaches in Tucson, offering classes in applique, color, hand quilting, and decorative stitches.  

Swan will be speaking at the October 13 guild meeting.

NOTE - Swan is offering all ACQ members a 20% discount on any purchases from her website from now until Saturday, October 22nd.  This discount is valid for any number or amount of purchases made during this time frame.  Use code ACQ20 when ordering.  Class signups are not included in this offer.


There are two different patterns that can be ordered for this workshop.  There are very similar, but the sizes will differ.  You have the choice of selecting which one you would like for the class.  They are as follows:

Shattered Blossoms

  • Finish Size - 17" x 68"
  • Symmetrical design 
  • Smaller Block Size - 9"

Fractured Flowers

  • Finish Size - 52" x 52"
  • Has some asymmetry which will change the look of the designs.
  • Larger Block Size - 11"

Each pattern comes with 4 different floral designs which are pictured on each of the Supply Lists below.


Shattered Blossoms

Fractured Flowers

Don't get caught without the needed supplies. Be sure to read through the Supply List and related documents and order any necessary online items early to receive them before class date. 

Learn more about Swan:


Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month

All meetings are streamed online

In person meetings are held at:

Our Father Lutheran Church

6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO


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