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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

May Guild Meeting - Fabric and Form with Mary McCauley

  • May 12, 2022
  • 6:30 PM
  • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 South Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO 80113
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  • In person only. Zoom not available for this meeting.

Registration is closed

Join us for a fun and interactive presentation with Mary McCauley as she presents "Fabric and Form"... a trunk show full of vessels and pop up pages in quilted form with an accompanying

talk and Q/A session.   

Old and new, familiar and innovative, building on the past and exploring the unknown – these are the successful themes that Mary discusses.  The goal is to open the audience’s perception of 1) What is 3D fiber art, 2) How is it made, and 3) Where is it going.  Mary uses many visual images and a full display of her own art as examples to show the audience these concepts.  Audience members are encouraged to touch the art, hold it up, and move it around to get the full 3D experience. 

Please bring a pair of scissors for cutting paper.  They do not have to be fancy. A simple pair of blunt-edged scissors used by kindergarteners will work just fine.

About Mary McCauley

As a mixed media fiber artist, I try to push the definition of “quilt”.  My vessels and other 3 dimensional works ARE technically quilts – a top and bottom layer of predominantly fabric, with a middle, filler layer, all held together by stitching.  From there, I enjoy messing with the viewer, trying new shapes, surface design techniques, and embellishments, to create forms that fall somewhere between quilting, basketry, painting, and sculpture.  ​My childhood love of pop up books made me wonder if the same paper engineering could be translated to fiber.  It can!   I love making pop up fiber art where the open and close motion of the work is a key part of the composition.

Mary has appeared on Quilting Arts TV, Quilting Arts Magazine, "Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists" as a contributing artist, the New Zealand Quilt Symposium, and numerous other museums and galleries across the United States.   She will also be appearing on "The Quilt Show" on July 17th.

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.  Zoom will NOT  be available for this 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. 


    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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