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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

  • May 30, 2022 9:00 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)


    This Event is BIG! It takes place Saturday, June 11th, from 9 am – 12 noon inside Plymouth Hall at the First Plymouth Congregational Church. 

    This event includes:

    • a “mini” June Guild meeting with announcements
    • Bring your favorite quilt for a “Show-n-Tell” during our PARADE OF QUILTS
    • View the “3-in-one” Challenge Quilts and vote for your top 3 favorites.
    • time to visit with friends while enjoying refreshments.  

    And there will several Door Prizes scattered during the course of the event!

    In addition, there will be 5 fun ways to shop!

    • 7 Individual Member’s Tables
    • ACQ Set-Pricing Tables ($2 and $5 items)
    • ACQ Silent Auction Tables
    • ACQ Free Items Tables
    • ACQ Book Sale

    We are still taking donations and signups. Items will be accepted on June 11th between 8:30 am and 9:00 am as long as they are pre-priced and all required forms are completed. Items must be pre-priced before donating. The Silent Auction Bidding Sheet must be filled out in advance by the donor with the “starting bid” placed on the form.  An itinerary of times and events will be handed out at the door. All winning items must be paid for by the end of the event.  Charge cards accepted for purchases in excess of $5.00. Bring bags for your purchase.

    Those wanting an Individual Table must register by June 4th so that we can make room to add you.  We have a lot of GREAT items available for purchase, including new, packaged, and never-used items, hanging quilt racks, zippered fat-quarter/project bags, and more!   Plus, a sewing machine complete with manual! 

    We need several volunteers who would like to assist with either set-up, checkout, hospitality, or other small duties as needed.  If interested, please contact either Kathy Wasilewski.

    Please sign up in advance if you are planning to attend.  We are at a 100-person limit by the church and will need a count for refreshments and tables needed.

    Door open at 9:00 am.

    Read the FULL details at https://www.acqcolorado.org/event-4688138

    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski

  • May 30, 2022 8:55 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    The Books & Bargains Yard Sale and Social is almost here.  We hope you can join us on Saturday, June 11.  

    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 First Plymouth Congregational 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!!

    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

  • May 30, 2022 8:49 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    ACQ will be meeting in person, at First Plymouth Congregational Church in  Plymouth Hall, on Saturday, June 11 from 9 am until noon.  How exciting we can gather together again!  At our June event, “Books and Bargains”, we will be displaying the 3 in 1 Challenge projects and voting for the winners.  

    The Challenge participants will bring their wall hangings at 9 am, along with the artistic explanation on a 5” x 7” size paper attached to the bottom of the piece.  

    From 9:30 am until 11:00 am, voting will be open for members to select their three favorite pieces. First, second and third place winners will be announced around 11:20 am and ribbons will be awarded.  Photos of entries will be posted on the website www.acqcolorado.org after the meeting.

    Here are the requirements for the Challenge:

    1. The three fabrics must be used significantly, (so we can recognize them) in the wall hanging.  
    2. Maximum size of the wall hanging must be no larger than a 20” x 20” square.
    3. Project must be completed with quilting and binding.
    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. A short artistic statement will accompany each piece.  


    Contact Barb Pond vicepresident@acqcolorado.org or (call/text 303-910-2572) with questions.

    Barb Pond, Vice President

  • May 30, 2022 8:45 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    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!  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.

    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!


  • May 30, 2022 8:37 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)


  • May 30, 2022 8:34 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    The Charitable Quilts committee had thought about quarterly themes for this year, but just never finalized that idea.  So, for the rest of the year, 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).  

    We welcome any and all donations, regardless of what your preferred style and patterns might be.  So far this year ACQ has donated 308 quilts.

    • 216 Marshall Fire Victims
    • 15 Children’s Hospital
    • 52 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.

    Sheila Clark 720.300.0973  sheila-clark@comcast.net

    Jan Wolfgram 507.469.1070   jan.wolfgram@acqcolorado.org

  • May 30, 2022 8:33 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    We are happy to report that as of May 22 we have 191 paid members.  This includes 175 individual members and 16 business members. Thank you so much your membership and support.  

    We extend a big thanks to the new members who new members who were able to attend our new member tea via Zoom.  Also, thank you to the board members who attended.

    If you are a new member this year or joined ACQ last year, we hope that you will join us at our Books & Bargains Sale on June 11.  We would love to connect with you in person so please be sure to introduce yourself.

    Submitted by Ann Roman

  • May 01, 2022 1:00 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Isn’t it great that we have the opportunity to be together again in person? Both May and June’s meetings are going to be in person meetings at the First Plymouth Church. We are still limited to 100 participants, so it is really important that you sign up in advance. If your name isn’t on the list, we will have you wait at the door until all registered participants are in. Our May meeting will be interactive - and our June meeting is more like a fun event of shopping, show and tell, and helping to raise funds for charitable activities and to secure programming for next year! June is open to guests - so please invite your quilty friends!

    That being said, we don’t want to exclude our remote members but the logistics of combining an In-person meeting with a Zoom meeting is still in the works. We are working to purchase equipment to make sure that we can offer both in-person and virtual guests a similar experience when our meetings are held in person. Some of our newest and most active members join us from locations outside of the Denver metro area - and since the technology is around to make it happen, we are researching on how to make it happen.

    And as always, this is a volunteer organization.  We can’t continue without active members that are willing to step up and help out.  While a board position may not be for you, consider volunteering to help out with our June Books and Bargains sale, finish infant loss blankets or bind charity quilts.  There truly is something for everyone to get involved with ACQ!

    Submitted by Jen Dietz, President


  • May 01, 2022 12:50 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Join us for a fun and interactive presentation at our Guild Meeting on May 12th with Mary McCauley as she presents “Fabric and Form”…a trunk show full of vessels and pop-up pages in quilted form with an accompanying talk and Q/A session. 

    Audience members are encouraged to touch the art, hold it up, and move it around to get the full 3D experience.  This will be our first in-person Guild Meeting in Plymouth Hall at the church!   Please bring a pair of scissors for cutting paper.  A simple pair of blunt-edged scissors used by kindergarteners will work just fine.  This lecture replaces our originally scheduled presentation which has been postponed until August.

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski, VP Programs

  • May 01, 2022 12:45 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    On Saturday May 14th and 21st,  join us for our virtual May workshop, “Fantastic Fusion” with Lisa Walton, who will be joining us online from Australia. Learn how to do improvised quilting using fusible web with your fabrics to allow more freedom of design, basic color and design principles, and a really SIMPLE technique of cutting and layering fabrics to create designs that would be incredibly difficult using traditional piecing techniques.  You’ll finish your quilt with an easy but professional facing technique.  

    This is a fun and creative workshop that will be held in two 3-hour sessions due to the difference in time zones.  Both sessions will be held from 6 pm – 9 pm MDT.

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski

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