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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 01, 2022 12:30 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    This Event is BIG! It takes place Saturday, June 11th, from 9 am – 12 noon inside Plymouth Hall at the church.  It's replacing the June 2nd Thursday Guild meeting. It's a Parade of Quilts at 10:30. It's an opportunity to view and vote on the winners of the 2022 3-in-1 Challenge. It's the Annual Book Fair. It's an In-Person social event to meet up with old friends and share a refreshment and there are 5 fun ways to shop for Books and Bargains to raise money for the Guild. 

    • Individual Member’s Tables 

    • ACQ Set-Pricing Tables ($2 and $5 items)

    • ACQ Silent Auction Tables (Bid on a sewing machine complete with manual, quilt holders, fat quarter storage bags, unused fabric, templates and more!)

    • ACQ Free Items Tables

    • ACQ Book Sale Tables

     Wondering what to donate? Think outside the box. Make up fabric bundles of fat quarters or ½ yard fabrics and tie with a ribbon! Collect an assortment of unused rulers and make up a ruler package! Make up a paper-piecing package!  Make it fun and be creative!

    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, Linda Starkey, or Ann Roman.  

    You must 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.

    Read the FULL details and REGISTER for this event. 

    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

  • May 01, 2022 12:30 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Looking for a treasured gift to give for a special occasion, or to add a touch of whimsey to your home?  Join us for our two-part Tuffet Class on Saturday, June 18th and 25th, from 10 am – 4 pm MDT at Holly’s Quilt Cabin. Learn how to sew your gorgeous tuffet cover during the 1st class session and turn that cover into an upholstered footstool during the 2nd session.  Tuffets measure 18” in diameter.

    In addition to the fabric required for the tuffet, you will also need the “Pattern and the Tuffet Finishing Kit” which can be ordered by filling out the FOOT SELECTION FORM on the Event Page. This MUST be filled out and submitted to Kathy Wasilewski prior to the May 19th deadline so that the instructor can invoice you for payment and the kits can be ordered. 

    REGISTER & get full details 

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski, VP Proigrams

  • May 01, 2022 11:30 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    By now you have heard and seen information regarding ACQ’s June “Books & Bargains” Yard Sale and Social. Our annual book fair will be part of this event.  The event will be from 9:00 to Noon at the church on Saturday June 11.  We will have the book sale set up in the church congregation hall (where we met pre-COVID).  On Saturday morning bring books you would like to donate and we will add them to the other books available for sale.  They will be happy to find a new quilter’s home.

    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 as this will help us better plan for the event.
    • Have fun!!  We can’t wait to see everyone.

    Checked – Out ACQ Book Reminder:  Do you have a library book that you checked out pre-COVID?  If you are going to be at the May Program Meeting, please feel free to return it then.  Please do not bring any ACQ library books to the “Books & Bargains” Yard Sale and Social as we do not want them to get mixed in with sale books.

    Submitted by Ann Roman, VP Membership

  • May 01, 2022 11:00 AM | 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.

    How can you help? ---

    1. We need people to donate 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!
    1. 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 01, 2022 10:30 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    As is tradition in ACQ, we like to send our President off with blocks to create a quilt commemorating their time as ACQ president. Jen Dietz has been our President for 2021 and 2022. We spoke with Jen, and she would like to create a red and white sampler quilt with blocks from members. In order to ensure that the blocks fit together, we are asking you adhere to the following perimeters:

    • Blocks can be made out of any combination of red and white.  This can be solids, tone on tone, prints or batiks. Quilters choice!

    • Blocks should measure either 6.5 inches or 12.5 inches - so that they will finish in the quilt at 6 or 12 inches.

    • Please include your name somewhere on the block so it is permanent

    • Please submit your block to Barb Pond by November 10, 2022  (in-person Meeting, Pop-Up, snail mail, carrier pigeon)

    Submitted by Barb Pond

  • May 01, 2022 10:00 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    See you at the church for the May meeting. Please bring finished items and pick up more to sew, quilt or bind. We are still making quilts for children in the hospital, families trying to recover from the Marshall Fire, and women veterans at VOA Clermont Commons.

    And a message from a Marshall Fire Victim:

    Dear Sheila, 
       I want to thank you so much for being there for us as we lost our home in the Marshall fire and our  prized possessions such as family quilts passed on and a wedding gift quilt. We were so delighted to receive this beautiful quilt. Thank you for helping us to heal during this time. We will treasure this quilt and think of you and your hard work and love. The colors are so beautiful in the quilt.
      Thank you so much.

    With much  love and gratitude,
       Dave and Eileen Reynolds

  • May 01, 2022 10:00 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

  • April 02, 2022 2:15 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Times, They Are Changing

    Hard to believe that the first third of 2022 has already passed! Things are starting to get back to “normal” with a slow down in the pandemic. That also means that we will have opportunities to get together face-to-face in the future. Our March Pop-Up event was great, with many friendly faces stopping by and staying to chat, drop off charity quilts, and learn about the new opportunities in the guild. Our Programs team is also busy planning for our first in-person meeting in 2022, the June Books and Bargains Yard Sale and Social! If you have been missing our in-person events, this is designed especially for you. Think of it as a social event, yard sale, book sale, and meeting rolled into one.

    With that being said, these past two years have taught us that quilting guilds are much more than local. With the availability of Zoom, we are able to continue live-streaming of our meetings and workshops. This allows us to bring in teachers and lecturers that we might not have had access to in the past due to travel and budget restrictions. Later this year we will be having a workshop by Australian artist Lisa Walton! In the past it would have been impossible to bring her in because of the airline ticket alone! So, expansion into the virtual world has allowed ACQ not only to continue but to thrive!

    The future will likely be a mix of online and in-person events (like it is this year), as we plan out for our 2023 programs. And next year we get to look forward to our Festival of Quilts, quilt show in June!  This is a great time to check out all the things we have to offer for the rest of the year, and let the board know if you have ideas for the future as well.  

    In addition, this hybrid approach to guild activities allows for our members who are not in the Denver-metro area to be involved as well. We are fortunate to have members from coast-to-coast, not just in the immediate vicinity. This also means that our members who move away, can still participate and be active in the guild. If you have friends who are looking for a quilty home - please pass our information along. We would love to involve them in growing our quilting community!

    Submitted by Jen Dietz

  • April 02, 2022 2:10 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Know a lot of people, but not ready to get involved in a long-term volunteer position?  We are currently looking for members to join our Nominating Committee for the 2023 ACQ board.  While several of our current board members are interested in staying on, we would also like to bring others in to help with the many activities ACQ offers.  Many hands make the work light, and also more fun!  If you are “in the know” and would like to help us out, please contact Jen Dietz (pond.jennifer@comcast.net) or Barb Pond (barb.pond@comcast.net) for additional information.

    Submitted by Jen Dietz, President

  • April 02, 2022 2:05 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    We are happy to report that as of March 18 we have 180 paid members. Thank you so much your membership and support.  We trust that you will enjoy our monthly program meetings. If you haven’t already, we hope that you will participate in additional activities, e.g., sign-up for a workshop; attend one of the sewcial sewing sessions; or volunteer to help with charity quilts or other ACQ organizational activities. In addition, if you are on Facebook, you will want to make sure that you join our ACQ Community Page. It is a great place to share ideas and get information.

    For our new members, we will be hosting a New Member tea on Saturday, April 30 from 1:00 to 2:30. We will be doing this virtually via Zoom and will send out email invites that have the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email invite and would like to attend the tea, please reach out to Ann Roman or Louise Helton and we will be sure to get the information to you.

    Submitted by Ann Roman

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