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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

  • February 01, 2022 6:09 AM | 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. For $6 you can have the fabrics mailed to you, pick them up at the next Pop Up Social or arrange with Barb Pond for pickup.

    Requirements:

    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. Write a short artistic statement to accompany your piece. Give a brief overview (2-4 sentences) to explain your interpretation and why you chose this subject matter.
    6. All entrants must send a maximum of 3 pictures of their project to Deb Roth (bdablroth@gmail.com) by May 1, 2022 so they can be uploaded to Wild Apricot. Otherwise, your project may not be included in the judging.
      • Suggestions for great photos-----
        • Image 1 should show the entire quilt piece and image 2 and 3 can be close-ups—they need to be sent as a JPEG or PNG.
        • Images must be high quality and clear.
        • Shoot the image straight-on, not from an angle that will distort the shape.
        • Do not include extra background.
        • Make sure the lighting is good—take the photo outside on a cloudy day if possible. Adding light from the side can accentuate quilt stitching. 
    7. All entries will be judged at the May Guild Meeting. If we cannot meet in person to judge, voting will take place during the May meeting on zoom.
    8. In case we can meet in person, write your name on the back of the project. Also include your address, email, or phone number. If we do not meet in person, we will display the entries at the next in-person event.

    Submitted by Barb Pond, VP

  • January 31, 2022 9:09 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Spots still available for the Virtual Retreat

    There is still time for you to register for the virtual retreat on February 18th through 20th.  We will be on zoom starting Friday, and will have three projects and three block recipes, as well as drop in visitors and games throughout the weekend. Don’t worry if you can’t make it the entire time – feel free to drop in as you can. The best part…with your registration you get three chances to win one of three huge prize packages filled with our Zoom host’s favorite quilting things! Options to mail your retreat itinerary are available at registration.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz, President

  • January 31, 2022 9:01 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Are you looking for an easy way to get involved?  Consider being the Bee Keeper.  This position, which takes less than an hour a month, is all about connecting new and not-so-new members interested in joining a bee to existing groups, as well as maintaining an up-to-date listing of active bees within our guild.  If this seems like something you would be willing to do – please reach out to Jen Dietz.

    Additionally, messages have gone out to members interested in joining a bee.  If you did not receive a message, but are interested, please reach out to Jen.  We will work on getting you integrated into an existing bee, or working on setting up a new bee.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz

  • January 31, 2022 8:55 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Thanks to everyone who quickly mobilized their time and talents to help gather quilts for fire victims of the Marshall Fire, impacting our neighbors in Louisville and Superior, Colorado.  To date, we have received over 250 quilts from all across the country (and a couple from Australia), and have distributed 88 quilts to families who were impacted.  Though we continue to collect quilts, the immediate need has been met.  As families settle into their “new normal” and begin to rebuild, we will likely be asked to provide larger, bed-sized quilts.  If you have quilts you think would fit this purpose, please stay tuned for information in the future as needs arise. 

    The Pop Up Socials are a wonderful way to connect with ACQ members and the impromptu Show & Tell is amazing. It makes us so happy to see the quilt tops from last year’s kit making party come back in. 

    Sheila is still working on snowball 9 patch quilts because it is winter.  We will both be working on red, white and blue quilts for a delivery to the VOA Clermont Commons planned for March 2022. 

    If you are looking for seasonal suggestions for quilt tops and blocks please check the following websites: 

    https://www.favequilts.com/Twin/Snowball-Nine-Patch-Pattern

    https://beginner-sewing.com/simple-heart-quilt-block/

    If you would like guidance on what to make – patterns, sizes, colors – feel free to reach out to us by phone or email.  We have lots of suggestions!  

    Submitted by Sheila Clark, VP Charitable Activities, Jan Wolfgram & Jen Dietz, President

  • January 31, 2022 8:31 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Submitted by Treasurer, Nancy Conklin


  • January 02, 2022 7:59 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)


    Submitted by Jan Wolfgram, Treasurer

  • January 02, 2022 7:25 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    One of the most treasured benefit of ACQ membership is access to our Quilt Bees. These are small groups that gather weekly or monthly to sewcialize. Joining a bee is a wonderful way to meet new people, make friends, learn new techniques and enhance quilting skills. Meeting locations vary by bee and the place, schedule and intentions are set by each bee. Historically bees were often formed by geographic location and desired meeting time but some meet mainly on Zoom. 

    Many bees are currently open to new members and you can find contact  information for those bees here. To see individual bee members, visit the Membership Directory and use the third search column at the top of the page. If you're in a bee but not listed correctly, you can update your ACQ profile to make changes.

  • January 02, 2022 7:16 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    2022 is Here and it is a New ACQ Membership Year

    Now is the time to renew your ACQ membership for 2022! You won’t want to miss out on the programs and workshops (at member’s rates), the social events, and the Facebook community. 

    All members received ACQ’s November 2 membership renewal email.  If you have yet to renew, you should have seen another email message reminding you to renew your membership for 2022.  You can renew your membership online for the 2022 calendar year.  Dues are $35 and payment can be made online too. Just a few quick steps and your membership will be renewed for 2022. 

    If you weren't a member in 2021, please complete the membership application form

    Reset Your Password

    If you haven't signed in to your account yet, click on the blue silhouette (desktop) or the arrow (mobile) found at the top right of the page, and click on 'Forgot password'. Follow the prompts to reset your password.

    Renew Your Membership and Update Your Profile

    Look for the initial email sent to all members on Tuesday, November 2 or any subsequent reminder email. Follow the green button “Renew Your Membership” in that email. After signing in to your account, you’ll be taken to your Profile page. Follow the blue button “Renew to January 01, 2023” to pay your dues securely online. You will have the opportunity to update your profile including your picture (that helps us to get to know each other) and your contact information. In the Interests section of your Profile please be sure to mark your quilting style, Bee participation and ACQ service interests. All of the guild activity relies on the time, treasure and talents of our members. Let us know what the guild can do for you and what you can do for the guild. 

    Can’t find the ACQ email? Log in to your account, click on the blue silhouette at the top right and select "View profile” and you’ll find the blue button to “Renew to January 01, 2023”.  

    We can’t wait to see you at all the wonderful events planned for 2022.

    And for those of you that have already renewed your membership, we extend a big thank you!

    Register for 2022 Workshops

    Now that your membership is up to date, be sure to check out the 2022 Workshops and register soon.

    Want to see what’s in store for all of 2022? Find it all here! 


    Submitted by Ann Roman

  • January 02, 2022 6:40 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    I am pleased and proud to report that Arapahoe County Quilters Guild donated over 300 quilts to 6 different locations. These locations were suggested by ACQ members and were chosen to give some joy to people experiencing hardships. Thank you to the amazing and talented ACQ members who took part in a most successful year for Charity Quilts. 

    303 Quilts donated to 6 locations (13 deliveries)

       20    Florence Crittenton (Family resource for teen mothers)

      22    Warren Village (Home for low income single parent families)

      31    Children’s Hospital Anschutz Medical Campus

      36    Marisol Family Home Catholic Charities (Survivors of domestic abuse)

      36    Volunteers of America Clermont Commons (Women Veterans)

    158     Volunteers of America Family Motel (Emergency homeless situations)

    At the end of December, I decided to put together a Snowball quilt for my new baby granddaughter. Since this little person does not care about colors or patterns, I picked the pattern as I am wishing for snow here in Denver. Yes, I will put together a few kits to hand out something fun and easy for Charity Quilts. I listed a couple of websites to share the pattern and inspire fellow ACQ members.   

    https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/quilt-throws/sweet-snowball-throw

    https://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com/2013/03/free-pattern-day-snowball-quilts.html

    I look forward to the next ACQ Drive-Through scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2022. If this date and time does not work for you, please contact me by email so we can arrange a pick up for blocks, kits, tops, fabric or completed quilts. 

    Submitted by Sheila Clark 


  • January 02, 2022 6:14 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Goal Setting

    The new year is notoriously the time for new beginnings and goal setting. As ACQ continues to look for ways to highlight our three-fold mission: Fellowship, Education and Charity - we have some great opportunities coming in 2022.  n the fellowship front, we continue to have our monthly guild meetings.  For now, they will continue on Zoom in order to keep our community safe. We are hoping that we will be able to meet in person, and have hybrid meetings (both streamed online and held in person) later in the year.

    On the education front, we have some excellent opportunities for workshops coming up. There is still space in the January workshop which will teach us creative new ways to use the Dresden plate. We will be hosting workshops primarily online, with a couple opportunities to meet in person. The in-person opportunities will be space limited, so you are encouraged to sign up early if you would like to attend.

    On the charity front, we continue to partner with those in need in our community. Whether it is through patriotic quilts for female veterans, children’s quilts for Children’s Hospital, larger quilts for those in transitional housing, or blankets for infant loss - our guild continues to support the community with quilty hugs.

    In 2022, I have a goal for ACQ that I hope you will join me in accomplishing. I would love to see 75% of our members helping in some manner - whether that be a one-time volunteer opportunity at a drive through, donating a quilt for charity, or sharing our auction opportunities with family and friends - ACQ is only as strong as its members.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz, President

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