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2021 A Sneak Peek: Good Things Are Coming!

November 02, 2020 9:00 PM | June Dudley (Administrator)



Lynn Roginski, ACQ's VP of Programs for 2021 is thrilled to give you this sneak peek of next year's programs and workshops.

Lynn says, "2020 will come to an end and that’s all anyone can promise. The quilting industry has spent much of 2020 reimagining what we can do and how we can do it. Your guild has reworked the way we meet, play, sew and connect with each other and with our community. Pattern designers, fabric creators, artists and makers have reinvented themselves and their offerings for a virtual world.

The Good Things to come from this is bringing in artists from areas of the country who may not have been available to us before. We have also scheduled workshops with the working quilter in mind. Most workshops are scheduled on Saturdays and a few in the evenings. Here’s a peek at 2021 resulting from all that “can do” energy."

January, 2021

Challenge • First of two challenges for 2021 is Panels, Panels & More Panels. Criteria will be shared at the January guild meeting.

Guild Meeting • 1/14 • Joyce Hughes, an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author, starts 2021 off. Her first book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels, is a topic that opens us up to the possibilities of panels. She’s a great lead-in to our first challenge.  

Workshop • 1/30 • Techniques, Techniques & More Techniques • Using a single panel, Joyce will teach 8 Techniques to be 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 and of course, 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!

February, 2021

Guild Meeting • 2/11 • Heather Kojan will present Quilt Remix, a modern twist to the traditional.

Workshop • 2/13 • Half Square Triangle Master Class - 12 different ways (yes, 12!) to construct one of the foundations of quilt construction.

March, April & May, 2021

Free Motion Quilting Club •  ACQ is purchasing a professional video for all ACQ 2021 members so be sure to renew your membership before January 31. We will be sharing access to the video “Fun with Free Motion Quilting” created and made by Leah and Josh Day. Free motion quilting is a skill learned only by practice. The ACQ FMQ Club will meet several times a month via Zoom to support each other in practicing and expanding our knowledge and confidence. “Fun with Free Motion Quilting” will get us started with 5 simple shapes to begin, setting up your machine and understanding tension in a FMQ setting. We’ll even get a realistic look at what we should expect to see as beginners to encourage us. Whether you join us for the regular Club sews, the video will be available to all 2021 ACQ members.

Guild Meeting & Workshops under construction. More to come as contracts with speakers solidify.

June, 2021

Guild Meeting • 6/10 • Demo Night • Demos to encourage you to think seriously about entering your masterpiece into the 2022 Quilt Show. We’re counting on 2022 being face-to-face and personal and our usual bi-annual Quilt Show will have been a long time coming. 

No Workshop planned.

July, 2021

Guild Meeting • 7/8 • Outdoor Potluck  • Dare we plan for an in-person event? Yes, we dare even if circumstances beyond our control limits what we can do. We’re hoping we can count on the weather cooperating with an outside event at a minimum.

Workshop 7/16-17 • Cheryl Lynch will teach Introductory Fabric Dying via Zoom. She’ll start us off Friday evening and follow up the next day for the reveal. Come away with an assortment of 30 fat eighths from just 3 dye colors. Cheryl spoke at our May, 2019 guild meeting. 

August, 2021

Guild Meeting • 8/12 • Diane Harris is the Stash Bandit and will present Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up. Get your creative juices flowing when you see what happens when you take a simple, humble, straightforward block and reimagine it into dozens of dynamic quilt designs. Diane was a member of ACQ when she lived in Colorado.

Workshop • 8/21 • Windy Wonders • More description to come.

September, 2021

Guild Meeting • 9/9 • Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis presents Seeing Double, what a quilt pattern might look using different colors or fabric choices.

Workshop • 9/18 • Tammy will teach her Guided Improv technique using her pattern Pointed Comments.

October, 2021

Guild Meeting • 10/14 • Karen Combs presents Quilts of Illusions.

Workshop • 10/23 • Patchwork Illusion, become a master of illusion.

November & December, 2021

Guild Meetings & Workshops under construction. More to come as contracts with speakers solidify.

Woo hoo! Lots going in 2021—hope you make plans to join us!


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