Join us for our December Holiday Celebration and Potluck, Thursday December 14 at 6:15pm. Lots of fun and fellowship planned for the evening. See all the details here.
Do you want to clear out some of your unused quilting goodies or shop for some great bargains? Then sign up NOW to attend our “Books and Bargains” Yard Sale & Social on Saturday, June 11th from 9 am-12 noon in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
5 fun ways to shop!
3 fun way to connect!
We need several volunteers who would like to assist with either set-up, cashier table, hospitality, or other small duties during various times of the event. If interested, please contact either Kathy Wasilewski, Linda Starkey, or Ann Roman.
If you have items for the Silent Auction, please send a picture of your items (if possible) to Kathy Wasilewski so that we can further advertise your donations in advance.
NOTE: Since this will be our first inside event at the church, it is crucial that you sign up in advance if you plan to attend. We are at a 100-person limit by the church due to Covid restrictions. A waitlist will be started for those who register past the 100 membership limit.
FULL details and signups can be found on the ACQ website.
Start gathering those goodies now! Please contact Kathy Wasilewski if further information is needed.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski, VP Programs 2022
COMING IN APRIL!
Scarlett Rose will be joining us at our Guild Meeting on April 14th for a lecture on “A Look at Modern Celtic Quilting”. See what’s happening now with bias tape applique! Besides Celtic knotwork, see how bias designs are being used by modern quilters, art quilters, and sewers.
Then, on April 16th, try using the adaptable Celtic knotwork elements in the “New Circuitry” workshop. Find out how to “mix-and-match” the five border designs to make your own personal variation!
COMING IN MARCH!
Annette Ornelis will be joining us at our Guild Meeting on March 10th for a presentation on "Dimensional Curved Piecing". This technique looks complex, but it is fast, easy, and makes piecing a curved quilt as easy as sewing a straight line. Join Annette as she transports us into another quilting dimension with her lecture and trunk show.
Then, on March 12th, Annette will lead us in learning this technique as you create your own "Mexican Wall Hanging". This workshop is a great way to learn this technique without being overwhelmed by a large quilt!
Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski
Here is an opportunity to challenge yourself and be creative! For your $5 sign up fee, you will receive three fabrics which must be used significantly, (so we can recognize them) in the wall hanging. Otherwise, you can create any type of project you wish. Last day to sign up for the Challenge is April 1 or when all kits have been purchased. If you need to have your fabrics mailed to you, the cost will be $9, including mailing cost.
There are a few spaces left, so if you are interested in participating, sign up at www.acqcolorado.org under the members only tab events. Contact Barb Pond (text 303-910-2572) with questions or to arrange pick up of your kit.
Barb Pond, Vice President
Let’s make this the year of finishing! You may enter up to 10 quilt projects you would like to finish by the end of this year. Write them down and snap a photo of the current state of your project. As you finish the UFOs on your list, take a picture of the completed project and submit it for Show and Tell. We will be tallying behind the scenes, and as you complete your UFOs you will be entered to win a prize package in December! Follow this link to report your UFOs, https://forms.gle/PBRdovkzzYLkVFQC7
Thank you to Becky A. and Jody C. for making connections to get beautiful quilts to Marshal Fire victims.
The next Pop-Up Social Drive-Thru is scheduled for Saturday March 19, 2022. This is a wonderful way to connect with ACQ members and the Show & Tell is amazing. I will be ready to collect quilts for donation and hand out kits to sew and quilt.
If this date and time does not work for you, please contact me by email or phone so we can arrange a pick up for blocks, kits, tops, fabric or completed quilts.
Sheila is still working on 9 patch quilts but is ready to add flowers as she eagerly waits spring gardening. We will both be working on red, white and blue quilts for a delivery to the VOA Clermont Commons.
If you are looking for seasonal suggestions for quilt tops and blocks please check the following websites:
Four Flowers quilt block pattern (patchworksquare.com)
Sheila Clark and Jan Wolfgram
Submitted by Nancy Conklin, Treasurer
The Long Haul
Wow – the first month of 2022 is already in the books. Yet, it seems like it is just more of the same – masks, restrictions on in-person gatherings, and the desire to stay safe and healthy. It’s hard to believe that this pandemic we thought would last just a few months is now nearing 2 years. And while things haven’t changed much on the pandemic front, our guild has managed to continue to offer amazing opportunities for quilters to gather (albeit virtually), grow and give.
With more of the same going on in our wider community, I wanted to take the chance to share many of the small victories we have had as a guild:
While 2022, may look different than our guild historically has operated, your board continues to work to ensure that we are meeting ACQ’s mission of providing opportunities for charity, education and fellowship for the quilting community. I hope that you are able to find a way to get involved in the many upcoming opportunities we have for the guild this year.
Submitted by Jen Dietz, President
If you are anything like me, you have many partially started or half-finished quilting projects. Let’s make this the year of finishing! You may enter up to 10 quilt projects you would like to finish by the end of this year. Write them down and snap a photo of the current state of your project. As you finish the UFOs on your list, take a picture of the completed project and submit it for Show and Tell. We will be tallying behind the scenes, and as you complete your UFOs you will be entered to win a prize package in December! Follow this link to report your UFOs, https://forms.gle/PBRdovkzzYLkVFQC7
Submitted by Jen Dietz
Does January have you feeling blue? Why not put those colors into a quilt? A few of us Friday Night Sew ladies are interested in hosting a block swap of the “Scrappy Star” block. This is a 10 inch finished block that uses a variety (8 to be exact) of blue fabrics combined with a neutral/low volume star. If you are interested in joining the block swap, please follow this link https://forms.gle/DyFR9f4osjwmJEWM8 and fill out the form. Additional information will be shared with those interested in swapping. Not into swapping, you can just sign up to make blocks and then donate them to charity quilts. Our crafty friends will assemble the quilt top and donate it to charity quilts.
MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS
Meetings are 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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