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Arapahoe County Quilters

Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking in Denver for 30+ Years

Next monthly Guild Meeting: Thursday October 12 All are welcome to join us for this special OPEN HOUSE meeting.  Special Open House activities start at 5:30 PM.  Meeting is in person at Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S Holly St, Centennial and LIVE STREAMED on Zoom. 

Next workshop is online Saturday October 21, Half Day Workshop 9 -12 with Sheri Noel, of Rebecca Mae Designs, Making Madawaska Mittens.

ACQ's Online Auction Fundraiser runs from October 12 through October 22.  Fall 2023 Online Auction Fundraiser

ACQ Monthly Quilt Guild Meetings

Join us on the second Thursday of each month as we gather for inspiration, education and friendship. Meetings feature national and local speakers who inform and inspire us with a wide range of quilting topics. A highlight most months is Show & Tell when we share the quilts we've made.

See General Info below.

Upcoming Guild Meetings

    • October 12, 2023
    • 5:30 PM
    • Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial 80121
    • 92

    Join us for this fun event as we focus on several areas of the guild through our OPEN HOUSEPlease note the time change,  doors will be open at 5:30pm.  Our speakers will be representatives from some of the different charities that we support and will each share a short presentation of their goals and objectives.  Charities include:

    • Clermont Commons
    • CPNLS
    • Hospice
    • Children's Hospital

    Also, meet some of our Business Members as we invite them to share what they do.

    Come and "Shop 'til You Drop" with our "Fill-A-Bag" Sale!  We will have tons of wonderful items for you to grab and fill a bag.  Bags will then be weighed and you will pay by the pound.  Please  Bring Your Own Bag! 

    Friends and guests are welcome to attend at NO COST as we share what ACQ is all about and what it has to offer.  Please encourage them to attend.

    This event will also be LIVE-STREAMED.

    • November 09, 2023
    • 6:30 PM
    • Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly Street, Centennial 80121
    • 95

    Amish Inspired Quilts For Today

    Living only a short distance from an "old order" Amish community has allowed Carl to know and respect Amish quilters and their ability to create beautiful quilts without the use of electricity. 

    Join us as he explores their use of color and design using modern fabrics and techniques.  Meeting will be IN PERSON with Carl joining us via ZOOM for his presentation.  Meeting will also be LIVE-STREAMED.  

    The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 Mountain time. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting for $8.00.  Please register ahead of time and ensure that you know how to use Zoom prior to the meeting. The link will come by email when you register.

    ACQ Members: Please sign in and register for free—it's so helpful to know how many are coming AND you'll be eligible for door prizes when you register. 

      • December 14, 2023
      • 6:15 PM
      • Our Father Lutheran church & online
      • 100

      Holiday celebration and installation of 2024 Officers.

       Join us for our December Holiday Celebration!

      Celebrate the Holidays and the end of another year at our December dinner and Holiday Social.  This event will be held in person at Our Father as well as live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

      We will begin the evening with a Potluck dinner.  Please bring a dish to share.  If you are not comfortable dining from an open buffet, please bring your own dinner.  Nathlia (Hospitality) will provide drinks and dessert.   Plates, napkins, cups, etc. will also be available.

      To celebrate the season of giving, we will be also be having a small gift exchange while seated at our tables.  This will be done by playing a short Holiday game to rotate the gifts around the table.  Please bring a bagged or wrapped small gift around $10 but not exceeding $15.  The gift must be new and unused.  Sewing notions would make ideal gifts and are things that everyone can use!  The item can be something practical or unique, fun or creative. 

      Here are a few suggestions:

      • Pins (straight, silk, fine, applique etc) or Needles (hand or machine)
      • Scissors or Clippers
      • Aurifil Thread (anything in a neutral color)
      • Seam Ripper, Rotary Cutter, Binding Clips, Ruler, Pin Holders, etc.
      • Storage Container for threads or fabric
      • Gift certificate from a local quilt store
      • Wrap a ribbon around a coordinating set of Fat Quarters

      The list is endless!

       Other festivities will include:

      • Installation of New Officers
      • Show 'n Tell Extravaganza
      • UFO Prize Winners

      We hope that you can join us as we celebrate another year of friendships, love, and in giving to others.

      Thank you for your continued support of ACQ this past year!

      Past Guild Meetings

      September 14, 2023 September Guild Meeting: Japanese Fabric from Vintage to Contemporary with Dana Jones
      August 10, 2023 August Guild Meeting - Finding My Quilting Voice with Sheri Noel
      July 13, 2023 July Guild Meeting Quilting: a Creative Journey with Margaret Willingham
      May 11, 2023 May Guild Meeting - Color Courage for the Fabric Phobic by Jenny Kae
      April 13, 2023 April Guild Meeting - Trunk Show with Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
      March 09, 2023 March Guild Meeting - Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
      February 09, 2023 February Guild Meeting - Memory Quilts with Beth Sullivan
      January 12, 2023 January Guild Meeting - Just Cut the Scrap with Michele Crawford
      December 08, 2022 December Guild Meeting and Social - "B.Y.O.B" Dinner with Guest Speaker Ellen Palmer
      November 10, 2022 November Guild Meeting - Modern Mosaic Quilts with Shelley Cavanna
      October 13, 2022 October Guild Meeting - Color Theory Applied: Fabric Collecting and Usage with Swan Sheridan
      September 08, 2022 September Guild Meeting - Traditional, Art, Modern: Notes from the Field with Maria Shell
      August 25, 2022 August Guild Meeting - The Cutting Edge with Kelly Gallagher Abbott
      July 14, 2022 July Guild Meeting - Show Me! An Online Trunk Show of Rare and Historic Quilts
      May 12, 2022 May Guild Meeting - Fabric and Form with Mary McCauley
      April 14, 2022 April Guild Meeting - A Look at Modern Celtic Quilting with Scarlett Rose
      March 10, 2022 March Guild Meeting - Dimensional Curved Piecing with Annette Ornelas
      February 10, 2022 February Guild Meeting - Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad
      January 13, 2022 January Guild Meeting - Dresden Reimagined with Candace Grisham
      December 09, 2021 December Guild Meeting - An Evening of Fun
      November 11, 2021 November Guild Meeting - Improv Paper Piecing with Amy Friend
      October 14, 2021 October Guild Meeting - Quilts of Illusions with Karen Combs
      September 09, 2021 September Guild Meeting - Seeing Double with Tammy Silvers
      August 12, 2021 August Guild Meeting - Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up
      July 10, 2021 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Social
      July 08, 2021 July Guild Meeting: Show and Tell Extravaganza
      June 10, 2021 June Guild Meeting: Demo Night
      May 13, 2021 May Guild Meeting: Shop Hop!
      April 08, 2021 April Guild Meeting: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
      March 11, 2021 March Guild Meeting: Fun with Free Motion Quilting
      February 11, 2021 February Guild Meeting: Quilt Remix • Heather Kojan
      January 14, 2021 January Guild Meeting: Creating Art Quilts with Panels • Joyce Hughes
      December 10, 2020 December Guild Meeting: How Quilters Celebrate Life with Meg Cox
      November 12, 2020 November Guild Meeting: Behind the Seams with Peter Byrne
      October 08, 2020 October Guild Meeting: The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts, Jaimie Davis
      September 10, 2020 September Guild Meeting: Resizing Any Block with Cindy Barfield
      August 13, 2020 August Guild Meeting: Smash Your Stash! with Kate Colleran
      July 09, 2020 July Guild Meeting: Wildly Careening into Quilts with Kim Lapacek
      June 11, 2020 June Guild Meeting: Show & Tell Extravaganza + More
      May 14, 2020 ONLINE May Guild Meeting: Stitching, Symbols, Signature Style with Deborah Boschert
      April 16, 2020 VIRTUAL April Guild Meeting: Improvise! Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously with Sherri Lynn Wood
      March 12, 2020 March Guild Meeting: Moda and Beyond with Lynne Hagmeier
      February 13, 2020 February Guild Meeting: Making Faces with Lea McComas
      January 09, 2020 January Guild Meeting: Demo Night
      December 12, 2019 December Holiday Potluck & Silent Auction
      November 14, 2019 November Guild Meeting featuring Pat Syta and Mimi Hollenbaugh

      General Info


      6:15 pm • "Doors open" for socializing (doors may open early for some meetings—watch the calendar for details)

      6:30 pm • Business meeting begins 

      Admission is $8 (free for members) unless otherwise noted. Visitors are welcome to attend. 

      All meetings are currently online through Zoom. Those who register prior to the meeting will receive the link by email. The link is also available for members on the Members-only page. 

      Physical location when we're allowed to return: Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO. Enter the front doors, bear left, turn right, head down the long hallway, and the fellowship hall will be on the right.

      SHOW & TELL
      Please take photos of your finished quilts to share with all of us. We enjoy seeing all quilts—from the first quilt someone has made to entries in national quilt shows. See the Members-only page (password required) for submission info and the Photos page for a photo archive. 


      Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month

      All meetings are streamed online

      Starting in July 2023 In person meetings are held at:
      Our Father Lutheran Church

      6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO

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