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  • May 01, 2022 11:00 AM | Lynn Roginski

    Once again, the guild is planning a Fall Auction to raise funds for our charity projects.  The dates for this year’s auction are Thursday, October 13th – Saturday, October 22, 2022.  The auction will be held online through Auctria, same as last year.

    How can you help? ---

    1. We need people to donate items for the auction---these can be wall hangings, lap quilts, table toppers, runners, place mats, totes, zippered bags, aprons to name a few possibilities. The guild is looking for hand-crafted items.  Holiday items are always a hit with bidders!  I want to give you plenty of time to get something made by September!
    1. We will also need people to collect items at a “Pop-Up” event late August/ early September, people who have photography skills to make photos for the website, and people willing to distribute the goods to the winners at another Pop-Up event after the auction ends.

    Help support one of our guild’s primary purposes---charity quilts, including CPNLS, by helping with the fund raiser.  This is the only event we sponsor as a guild to raise funds for batting, thread, backing fabric, and fabrics and lace for the CPNLS blankets.  Please consider a contribution to help the cause.

    Contact Barb Pond at or text/call at 303-910-2572.  Thanks for your help!

  • May 01, 2022 10:30 AM | Lynn Roginski

    As is tradition in ACQ, we like to send our President off with blocks to create a quilt commemorating their time as ACQ president. Jen Dietz has been our President for 2021 and 2022. We spoke with Jen, and she would like to create a red and white sampler quilt with blocks from members. In order to ensure that the blocks fit together, we are asking you adhere to the following perimeters:

    • Blocks can be made out of any combination of red and white.  This can be solids, tone on tone, prints or batiks. Quilters choice!

    • Blocks should measure either 6.5 inches or 12.5 inches - so that they will finish in the quilt at 6 or 12 inches.

    • Please include your name somewhere on the block so it is permanent

    • Please submit your block to Barb Pond by November 10, 2022  (in-person Meeting, Pop-Up, snail mail, carrier pigeon)

    Submitted by Barb Pond

  • May 01, 2022 10:00 AM | Lynn Roginski

    See you at the church for the May meeting. Please bring finished items and pick up more to sew, quilt or bind. We are still making quilts for children in the hospital, families trying to recover from the Marshall Fire, and women veterans at VOA Clermont Commons.

    And a message from a Marshall Fire Victim:

    Dear Sheila, 
       I want to thank you so much for being there for us as we lost our home in the Marshall fire and our  prized possessions such as family quilts passed on and a wedding gift quilt. We were so delighted to receive this beautiful quilt. Thank you for helping us to heal during this time. We will treasure this quilt and think of you and your hard work and love. The colors are so beautiful in the quilt.
      Thank you so much.

    With much  love and gratitude,
       Dave and Eileen Reynolds

  • April 02, 2022 2:15 PM | Lynn Roginski

    Times, They Are Changing

    Hard to believe that the first third of 2022 has already passed! Things are starting to get back to “normal” with a slow down in the pandemic. That also means that we will have opportunities to get together face-to-face in the future. Our March Pop-Up event was great, with many friendly faces stopping by and staying to chat, drop off charity quilts, and learn about the new opportunities in the guild. Our Programs team is also busy planning for our first in-person meeting in 2022, the June Books and Bargains Yard Sale and Social! If you have been missing our in-person events, this is designed especially for you. Think of it as a social event, yard sale, book sale, and meeting rolled into one.

    With that being said, these past two years have taught us that quilting guilds are much more than local. With the availability of Zoom, we are able to continue live-streaming of our meetings and workshops. This allows us to bring in teachers and lecturers that we might not have had access to in the past due to travel and budget restrictions. Later this year we will be having a workshop by Australian artist Lisa Walton! In the past it would have been impossible to bring her in because of the airline ticket alone! So, expansion into the virtual world has allowed ACQ not only to continue but to thrive!

    The future will likely be a mix of online and in-person events (like it is this year), as we plan out for our 2023 programs. And next year we get to look forward to our Festival of Quilts, quilt show in June!  This is a great time to check out all the things we have to offer for the rest of the year, and let the board know if you have ideas for the future as well.  

    In addition, this hybrid approach to guild activities allows for our members who are not in the Denver-metro area to be involved as well. We are fortunate to have members from coast-to-coast, not just in the immediate vicinity. This also means that our members who move away, can still participate and be active in the guild. If you have friends who are looking for a quilty home - please pass our information along. We would love to involve them in growing our quilting community!

    Submitted by Jen Dietz

  • April 02, 2022 2:10 PM | Lynn Roginski

    Know a lot of people, but not ready to get involved in a long-term volunteer position?  We are currently looking for members to join our Nominating Committee for the 2023 ACQ board.  While several of our current board members are interested in staying on, we would also like to bring others in to help with the many activities ACQ offers.  Many hands make the work light, and also more fun!  If you are “in the know” and would like to help us out, please contact Jen Dietz ( or Barb Pond ( for additional information.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz, President

  • April 02, 2022 2:05 PM | Lynn Roginski

    We are happy to report that as of March 18 we have 180 paid members. Thank you so much your membership and support.  We trust that you will enjoy our monthly program meetings. If you haven’t already, we hope that you will participate in additional activities, e.g., sign-up for a workshop; attend one of the sewcial sewing sessions; or volunteer to help with charity quilts or other ACQ organizational activities. In addition, if you are on Facebook, you will want to make sure that you join our ACQ Community Page. It is a great place to share ideas and get information.

    For our new members, we will be hosting a New Member tea on Saturday, April 30 from 1:00 to 2:30. We will be doing this virtually via Zoom and will send out email invites that have the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email invite and would like to attend the tea, please reach out to Ann Roman or Louise Helton and we will be sure to get the information to you.

    Submitted by Ann Roman

  • April 02, 2022 2:00 PM | Lynn Roginski

    Are you getting ready to start your Spring cleaning of your sewing room?  If so, as you review your books, please set-aside those books that you no longer need or want.  You can then donate these books on June 11 at the ACQ book sale and they can find a new home with another quilter.

    Our annual book fair will be part of our June “Books & Bargains” Yard Sale and Social.  This event will be from 9:00 to Noon at the church on Saturday June 11.  We will have the book sale set up in the church library.  On Saturday morning bring books you would like to donate and we will add them to the other books available for sale.  

    Books will be available for purchase at bargain prices:  $1.00 each or 6 books for $5.00.  Please donate and/or purchase books at our Books & Bargains Yard Sale and Social.  Proceeds will support ACQ’s charity activities. 

    Tips for Books & Bargains:

    • Cash or check are preferred method of payment.
    • Credit cards can be used for purchases of $20.00 or more.
    • Bring bags to take home your purchases.
    • Please register for this event on ACQ’s web page.  This will help us better plan for the event.
    • Have fun!!

    Submitted by Ann Roman

  • April 02, 2022 1:50 PM | Lynn Roginski

    The March Pop-Up event was spectacular. The trunk of my car was filled with completed quilts. Just one indication of the giving spirit of our members! And my favorite part of these Pop-Ups is learning all the great ideas floating out there and catching up with more than 30 ACQ guild members. And for all our local members, these events have become one our best ways to share time in person. 

    The next Pop-Up is scheduled for April 23, 2022. Hope to see you there.

    191 quilts donated

      15 Children's Hospital

      25 VOA Family Motel

    151 to Marshall Fire Victims

    Here’s some evidence of those “quilty hugs” and Thank You's sent to ACQ.

    Hi Sheila. My name is Chris Lindsay and my wife Erin and I were the recipients of your beautiful quilt. Thank you so much! It means so much to us. Erin just gave birth to our fish child, Ronan, on the 25th and we've been enjoying cuddling with him under the quilt. Our dog Moxie is a big fan too. 


    Thank you so much for our beautiful quilt. It will go on the end of our bed and bring some much needed color to our room. 

    Shaun and Keaton Howe

    Submitted by Sheila Clark, VP, Charitable Activities

  • April 02, 2022 1:45 PM | Lynn Roginski

    3 in 1 QUILT CHALLENGE 2022

    Here is an opportunity to challenge yourself and be creative! We already have 22 people signed up for the 2022 challenge. The last day to sign up for the Challenge was April 1 but since I have a few kits remaining we are extending the invitation until they are gone. For your $5 sign up fee, you will receive three fabrics that must be included in your project. If you need to have your fabrics mailed to you, there is an addition cost of $4.


    1. Maximum size of the wall hanging must be no larger than a 20” x 20” square.
    2. Project must be completed with quilting and binding.
    3. Wall hanging must have some form of sleeve so it can be hung.
    4. Project MUST include all three fabrics in the composition. We need to see enough of each fabric so the three fabrics can be easily identified.
    5. All entrants will display their project at the “Books and Bargains Social” on Saturday, June 11th. Be sure you have a sleeve on the back because we will be hanging them on quilt racks.
    6. Write your name on the back of the project. Also include your address, email, or phone number.
    7. All entries will be judged at the June Social Meeting. If we cannot meet in person to judge, voting will take place on zoom. If we do not meet in person, we will display the entries at the next in-person event.

    There are a few spaces left, so if you are interested in participating, contact Barb Pond (text 303-910-2572) to sign up.

    Submitted by Barb Pond, Vice President


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