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ACQ is hosting the Books and Bargains Yard Sale and Social on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 9 am to Noon.  (No guild meeting on the second Thursday evening in June.)  Join us for this fun event featuring silent auction, book sale, parade of quilts, voting on  "3 in 1" Challenge Quilts, refreshments, and friends!  At First Plymouth Congregational Church.   Please register.

ACQ News

  • March 02, 2022 9:29 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)



    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!


  • March 02, 2022 9:17 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)



    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

  • March 02, 2022 9:15 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    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.


    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, 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

  • March 02, 2022 9:13 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    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

  • March 02, 2022 9:07 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    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

    Charity Quilts 

  • March 02, 2022 8:25 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Submitted by Nancy Conklin, Treasurer

  • February 01, 2022 9:03 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    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:

    • First and Third Friday Night Sew – This has been going on for about a year and a half, and continues to draw quilting friends from across the country. It is an opportunity to “gather” with fellow quilters while working from the comfort of your own home. Members drop in when they can, and share tips and tricks for improved quilting as well as projects they are currently working. The “regulars” are even hosting a block swap.
    • Online Workshops – We have moved most workshops online so that we can continue to offer educational opportunities for our members. The workshops are now de-coupled from the guild meetings and planned conveniently on the weekends to accommodate our wider community. This also provides an opportunity for members to sign up after the guild meeting and still be able to attend.  Our number of attendees has increased – as we are able to offer a bit more flexibility through time and location.
    • Pop-Up Socials (Formerly known as Drive-Thru) – We have hosted drive-thru almost every month to allow members to gather, drop off and pick up charity quilts, participate in challenges, and share quilty items (books, patterns, etc.). This year we are going to “re-brand” the drive-thru in 2022 to encourage safe in-person small gatherings. Since we can’t meet as a larger group, this is a great opportunity for those who are wanting to meet in person to get together with their friends and socialize.  
    • Online Auction – As we haven’t been able to meet in person, we have given the Raffle Quilt program a reboot and moved to an online auction format. In 2021, we exceeded past years’ revenue from the raffle quilt, and we were able to feature the talents of many of our members. Items included not only quilts, but bags, table runners, classes and books. Revenue from the online auction helps to offset the expense of programs, allowing us to bring in renowned speakers to share at guild meetings. We plan on hosting a fall auction this year around September/October, so start planning your projects to help fund the 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

  • February 01, 2022 8:57 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    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

  • February 01, 2022 7:32 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Feeling Blue?

    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.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz

  • February 01, 2022 6:51 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Update on the Festival of Quilts

    Update on the Quilt Show:

    Good things come to those who wait – and we are going to have to wait a bit longer to have our celebration in the form of the Festival of Quilts quilt show until sometime in the future. The board made a unanimous decision to postpone the Festival of Quilts from this June until sometime in the future due to the current COVID environment and unknowns on whether we will be able to have a large gathering. Currently gatherings are limited in size, and rather than allocating funds for the show which may not be recouped, we decided to wait until large gatherings are allowed.

    If you are interested in helping plan the Festival of Quilts in the future, or have any questions regarding the decision, please feel free to reach out to President Jen Dietz or any other board member.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz


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