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Upcoming ACQ events: October 13, Guild Meeting on Zoom featuring Swan Sheridan: Color Theory Applied.  More details and register here.  ACQ Online Fundraising Auction Oct 13 - Oct 22.  More details here.  Workshop on October 15.  Online Shattered Blossoms/Fractured Flowers with Swan Sheridan.  More details here.

ACQ News

  • July 04, 2022 12:00 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    CALLING ALL QUILTERS and BAG LADIES for our FALL AUCTION 2022

    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. This is our main fund-raiser for ACQ.

    How can you help? ---

      1. We need 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!  You can submit your project forms on the www.acqcolorado.org website starting anytime.  You may also drop off items to Barb Pond or bring them to our two pop-ups this summer.  I want to give you plenty of time to get something made by September!

      2. 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. Contact Barb Pond to help—this is a short time commitment—thanks.

    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 vicepresident@acqcolorado.org or text/call at 303-910-2572.  Thanks for your help!

  • July 04, 2022 11:45 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Our “Books and Bargains” event on Saturday, June 11th was a huge success! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $1,000 to allow the guild to continue providing its members with charitable opportunities and educational programs.  It was wonderful to see so many of you at this live event.  A big “thank you” to our vendors, volunteers, and members who helped planned and attended this special event.  

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski

  • July 04, 2022 11:30 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    *  July Program - July 14th

    Join us via ZOOM for our Guild Meeting with Julie Silber as she presents “Show Me!”…a trunk show and lecture of rare and historic quilts.  As a collector for more than 40 years, Julie will show some of her favorite 19th and 20th century quilts, along with their fascinating stories.  

    *  August Program - August 11th

    Kelly Gallagher Abbott of Jukebox Quilts will be joining us IN PERSON for our Guild Meeting to show us the newest techniques, tools, gadgets and tricks.  She will also share information about what judges are looking for, and how to correct the most commonly seen areas of weakness.  This lecture was originally scheduled for May. If you signed up then, you will not need to re-register.

    *  August Workshop - August 13th

    Find surprise and beauty with this simple technique of stacking layers and cutting pieces from large, high contrast prints as you create your own “Stackn Cut Hexagon Quilt” with Marci Baker.  Learn how six identical triangles will come together to create a unique kaleidoscope or millefiori design.  Class will be held at Holly’s Quilt Cabin

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski

  • July 04, 2022 10:45 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Thanks to all the members who participated in the 3 in 1 Challenge. It is incredible how many different ways three small fabrics can be used to create amazing wall hangings.

    The Challenge participants brought their wall hangings, along withthe artistic explanation on a 5” x 7” size paper attached to the bottom of the piece to our June meeting.  During the “Books and Bargains” event, each member voted for their top three favorites. You can see pictures of all the entries on our www.acqcolorado.org  website.

    The following projects received top honors:

    1st Place: Linda Mazunik for her thread painted flowers


    2nd Place: Barb Pond for her “Sunset in the City”


    3rd Place: Saundra Dowling for her rock formation creation.


    Congratulations to our top honors, but the creativity displayed made all of them winners!

    Submitted by Barb Pond, Vice President


  • July 04, 2022 10:30 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    We are happy to report that as of June 25 we have 192 paid members.  Your support is greatly appreciated and it is good to see so many of you at our monthly meetings and at the opportunities where we are able to meet in person.  Your contributions and support for our Books & Bargains Yard Sale in June was amazing.

    Our membership includes the following 16 businesses.  We hope that you will get to know these companies/individuals and support them when and where you can.  In the future we plan to feature our business members so we can learn more about their services.

    ACQ Business members: Treelotta; ALeeB Creative; Rooster Quilting; Kate Colleran Designs; Kelly Collins; Stars and Stitches Designs; HC Design; A Quilter’s Choice; A Stitching Shop; Bound to Be Quilting; Moonlight Quilts; eQuilter.com; The Creative Needle; Wooden Spools; Crafty Girl Quilts; and The Quilted Cricket. Get more info about each of these members here.

    Submitted by Ann Roman and Louise Helton

  • July 04, 2022 10:15 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    We extend a big round of thanks to everyone who contributed, volunteered and/or attended our Books & Bargains Yard Sale and Social.  Your support was amazing and asa result of your support we were able to raise funds for ACQ’s charity activities. 

    We hope you care enjoying your book purchases.  Or maybe you picked up some of the free magazines that were available.  As you get inspired and complete projects we hope you will share pictures on the ACQ Community Facebook page and during our Show-n-Tell sessions of our monthly program meetings.

    In the meantime, happy reading and happy quilting.

    Submitted by Mary Rogers and Ann Roman

  • July 04, 2022 10:00 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Books and Bargains was fun. Thank you to all who brought in quilts, blocks, and tops. I especially enjoy the stories and questions shared. I look forward to seeing ACQ members at the church for the August meeting. 

    We welcome any and all donations, regardless of what your preferred style and patterns might be.  If you would like guidelines for donations, we are suggesting patriotic themed quilts for the 3rd quarter (July, August, September) and holiday for the 4th quarter (October, November, December).  

     So far this year ACQ has donated 350 quilts.

              216 Marshall Fire Victims

              15 Children’s Hospital

              94 VOA Family Motel (Previously homeless families)

              25 Clermont Commons (Women Veterans)

    We thank you all for your continued support of and dedication to the Charitable Quilts project.  If you have questions or comments, please contact us by phone, text, or email.

    Submitted by Sheila Clark 720.300.0973  sheila-clark@comcast.net and Jan Wolfgram 507.469.1070   jan.wolfgram@acqcolorado.org

  • July 04, 2022 9:45 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)


  • May 30, 2022 9:51 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    We’re Halfway There

    It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the year!  And what a year it has been.  We have had some amazing speakers and workshops from both local and international quilt artists, we have successfully met virtually and in-person, and we have had more participation in charity quilts this year than all of last year combined!  These are definitely things to celebrate.

    As we look forward to the second half of this year, we have some great things in store.  We are moving our June meeting to Saturday the 11th, and will have a great line-up of books and bargains for sale, judging for our annual mini challenge, and an opportunity to get together with many of our guild and board members - including some from out of town.  If you would like to help out (and get first dibs on items), please arrive early.  We would be happy to put you to work.

    We are also looking forward to getting geared up for next year.  In January, our board made the difficult decision to postpone the Festival of Quilts for another year due to uncertainty with COVID.  This means that you now have officially one year to get your quilts prepared to show at our festival!  We are also busy gathering speakers and workshop opportunities for 2023.  The line-up will be announced in the fall.  We are also planning another virtual retreat - and would welcome any help or recommendations as we start getting prepared.  

    As our board and committees are completely run by volunteers, we are also looking for those interested in helping us form the future of the guild.  We need people for both short term opportunities - like helping at an event, and long-term opportunities serving on the board or committees.  In an effort to aid in this, we are looking to put together a nominating committee for 2023.  Currently we are in need of a President elect 2023, Vice President, Programs 2024 and Membership 2024.  If you would like to be part of shaping the future of ACQ, consider volunteering for the Nominating committee.  Please contact Jen Dietz or Barb Pond for more information.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz

  • May 30, 2022 9:23 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)
    July Program – July 14th

    Join us online for our Guild Meeting with Julie Silber as she presents “Show Me!” … a trunk show and lecture of rare and historic quilts.  As a collector for more than 40 years, Julie will show some of her favorite 19th and 20th century quilts, along with their fascinating stories.  Zoom presentation.

    https://www.acqcolorado.org/event-4446476 

    August Program – August 11th

    Kelly Gallagher Abbott of Jukebox Quilts will be joining us IN PERSON to show us the newest techniques, tools, gadgets, and tricks.  She will also share information about what judges are looking for, and how to correct the most commonly seen areas of weakness. This lecture was originally scheduled for May.  If you signed up then, you will not need to re-register.

    https://www.acqcolorado.org/event-4442307


    August Workshop – August 13th

    Find surprise and beauty with this simple technique of stacking layers and cutting pieces from large, high contrast prints as you create your own “Stack ‘n Cut Hexagon Quilt”  with Marci Baker.  Learn how six identical triangles will come together to create a unique kaleidoscope or millefiori design. Class will be held at Holly’s Quilt Cabin.

    https://www.acqcolorado.org/event-4447789


    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski

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