Karen Combs will be speaking at the next guild meeting on October 14. RSVP today. October 23 Workshop: Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs
What does the White Rabbit and fall have in common?
Both are late this year…as is this message. Although COVID afforded time to enjoy hobbies and open schedules, it seems that things are starting to get back to normal, and for me normal means super busy. Helping to get the guild ready for another outstanding year, planning for activities and making sure we have a fabulous Fall Auction, time got away from me this month.
Speaking of the upcoming year, our Program Director for 21/22 has been putting out teasers on the 2021 program line up. This year we are going to do something a bit different, and allow for you to fill up your schedule in advance by purchasing a program plan. More information is shared in a separate article and at the next guild meeting on this opportunity – and because workshop spaces are limited, this is a great way to make sure that you are registered for all the classes you want!
To round out this year, we have several great speakers coming up – and a special treat coming in December (fingers crossed, we can meet in person) which will help set us up for next year.
With all the excitement, we are always looking for volunteers to help lighten the work. If you have skills in marketing, note taking, or want to help out with short term opportunities – there is room for you! The best way to let us know what your passion is in making the most of your Guild membership is to update your member profile to include your ACQ Service Interests. You’ll find your profile and a button to edit it by clicking on the “blue person button” in the upper right corner of the green ACQ banner at the very top of every website page and select View Profile. (Oh my, I’m glad we have more techie people than me in this guild!) Contact VP Membership Deb Roth if you need more help with this.
Submitted by Jen Dietz, ACQ President
Each month of this year I will be introducing a new block. You may take this as an opportunity to build your own skills. Additionally, I encourage you to post your block creations either on our ACQ Community Facebook page or on Instagram using #ACQPresidentBlock2021. Each block you post will be entered into a monthly drawing for a fat quarter bundle. If you aren’t on social media – no problem, just send me an email with your photo (email@example.com). We will draw the winner at the next guild meeting, and you don’t need to be present to win (although we hope you will because we have a great line-up this year!). The winner of September’s block will be announced at the October meeting, and the October block winner at the November meeting. (Note from Newsletter Editor: Boy did I mess up not copying the September block instructions into the September newsletter article! If you made the September block you are a Block Star!!!)
The October block is the Bento Block brought to you by The Spruce Crafts. You can use precuts or yardage for the pattern depending on what you prefer and the look you want. Try it with scraps for a real challenge using the color and value tips you learned from Diane Harris at our August meeting. You’ll find the pattern and instructions here. Have fun with this block. Can’t wait to see what you do.
After a resounding success of the Spring Online Auction 2021, the Fall Online Auction 2021 is on its way! The Fall Auction includes fall and holiday items including quilts of many sizes, table runners and toppers, handmade bags, a bag class and Collectors Editions of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. All of the beautiful items are donated by members like you knowing that they will bring delight to their new owners; only one of the reasons we practice this art.
Photos and descriptions of items will be posted in advance on October 14 to 16 with the auction going live October 17 to 24. Help us spread the word about this event to your friends near and far using your personal social media accounts.
Here is a sampling of the items that have been donated.
Excellent News!. The Stitchin’ in Aurora Bee delivered numerous quilts to Clermont Commons. Please see the amazing pictures. Thank you so much to the Stitchin’ in Aurora Bee and ACQ members who made these wonderful quilts. The photos also answer the question, “What kind of quilts does ACQ donate?” These are only examples as not all of our donations go to veteran’s causes. You can see other examples by coming to the next Drive Thru scheduled for October 30, 2021. We are getting ready with more kits for you piecers and more quilt sandwiches for quilting or binding.
Be sure to join us for the October Guild meeting for a short presentation by Dorotha Cicchinelli with the Colorado Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Services (CPNLS). It is sure to be informative.
If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions about Charity activities in ACQ, please do not hesitate to email me.
Submitted by Sheila Clark, VP Charitable Activities, 2022
JANUARY – Candace Grisham
Note: This is a two-part workshop. Part 2, a Show-and-Tell, will be held on February 26th.
FEBRUARY – Connie Martin
MARCH – Annette Ornelas
APRIL – Scarlett Rose
MAY – Kelly Gallagher Abbott (Lecture) and Lisa Walton (Workshop)
JUNE – Tuffet Class
JULY - Julie Silber
AUGUST – Marci Baker (Workshop)
SEPTEMBER – Maria Shell
OCTOBER – Swan Sheridan
NOVEMBER – Shelly Cavanna
Programs and workshops for this year will be a hybrid mixture of LIVE vs. ZOOM, depending on restrictions that could incur from Covid or any other unforeseeable circumstances. All workshops are scheduled on Saturdays to accommodate our working members.
Please support your ACQ Guild and our scheduled speakers by taking their workshops. Thank you!
Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski, VP Programs 2022
This year, ACQ is offering two Workshop Package Bundles so that members will have the opportunity to enjoy more workshops at a discounted price! You will have the choice of selecting one of two different packages. Each of these packages offer great savings and allow you to get more "bang" for your buck.
WORKSHOP BUNDLE- 5 - This package will allow members to take 5 workshops for $200.00 instead of the individual cost of $250.00. This is a savings to you of $10.00 per workshop, or $50.00 total. Think of it as paying for 4 workshops.... with the 5th one at no cost to you!!
Note: The Tuffet Workshop in June will require using 2 of your 5 credits to be applied to this workshop since it is a Special Event that is being offered at a slightly higher cost than our regular Early Bird pricing. You have the choice of either applying your 5th credit to this workshop, taking 5 different classes, or taking 5 different classes and paying full price for the Tuffet Workshop. The choice is up to you.
WORKSHOP BUNDLE - 9 - This package allows members to take ALL 9 workshops at a much deeper discount, and the Tuffet Class is included as 1 of your classes! Members will pay $420.00 for this package instead of $490.00....a savings to you of $70.00!!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
Please note - These packages are optional. ACQ members may still sign-up individually for any classes that they wish to take; however, you will not be receiving any class savings other than the Early Bird Discount.
Should you have any questions, please contact your VP Programs 2022, Kathy Wasilewski.
We did not meet during COVID except via Zoom meetings. We are just now starting to meet in person again. We meet the first Tuesday of the month in the evening. We bring show n tell and talk about new things we’re working on. We like to have a specific topic for each meeting and we have had many group projects throughout the years. We have one sew day per year and we often work on charity quilts during that time. We’re always looking for new inspiration and we love learning new techniques.
Submitted by Deb Geissler
We are so excited to share that ACQ’s annual book sale will be Saturday October 30. The sale will take place at First Plymouth Congregational Church in the library (not the meeting hall that we normally meet in). The book fair will run from 10:00 – 12:00. We appreciate the Church’s cooperation in allowing us to hold the book fair in person this year.
The books in the sale come from an estate donation from 2 former ACQ members. There are some 700 books available for sale. We will have books grouped by subject matter to make review and selection easier. Please see our listing of books that are available to purchase at the book fair. Books will be priced at $2.00 each or 3 books for $5.00. (Buying in multiples of 3 will generate the greatest savings value.)
The table below captures this schedule:
Number of Books Price
Here are some pointers regarding the book fair.
Submitted by Mary Rogers and Ann Roman
Stitchin’ in Aurora Bee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. In August, we returned to meeting in members’ homes. Some people host the group and some prefer to bring light refreshments to share. Some of us do handwork during the meetings and some prefer to just enjoy the camaraderie. We would be happy to welcome new people to our (currently small) group of 7 members!
Past bee projects have included a group block challenge, making the 2019 ACQ raffle quilt, a round robin challenge and charity quilts. Participation in any of the group projects is entirely voluntary; some do and some do not.
We are currently working to provide patriotic quilts for residents of Clermont Commons, a transitional housing program for female veterans. As a small bee, we are partnering with ACQ Charity Quilts to help us meet the ongoing needs of their program.
Please consider joining us whether you want to join in the group projects or just meet new people and visit. For more information, please contact Nancy Conklin @ 720.456.8876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Volunteer for that one-time, short duration task that fits best with your schedule. Opportunities include ....
2. Volunteer for that one event/fundraiser that has a specific beginning and end for that period when your busy schedule has slowed. Opportunities include ...
3. Volunteer for that committee whose focus meshes perfectly with your passion. Opportunities include ...
4. Volunteer for a Board of Director position to help guide the Guild into the future. Opportunities include ...
Reach out to President Jen Dietz or Newsletter Editor Lynn Roginski to get hooked up.
MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS
2nd Thursdays: currently online
When we can be in person:First Plymouth Congregational Church3501 S. Colorado Blvd.Englewood, CO
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