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Karen Combs will be speaking at the next guild meeting on October 14. RSVP today
October 23 Workshop: Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs

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 14, 2021
    • 6:15 PM
    • online
    • 87

    Quilts of Illusions


    Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created and shares tricks and tips how to make them. This virtual lecture is a beautiful and inspiring trunk show. There will be time for questions after the lecture.


    Karen is a quilter, author, teacher and designer who is known for her quilts of illusions. Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand!

    Karen has been nominated as Quilt Teacher of the Year by students in 1995, 2000 & 2005. Her work has been displayed at quilt shows and art galleries across the country. Being a prolific designer and author; Karen has published articles and patterns in many magazines such as Traditional Quilter, American Quilter and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. She has been designing fabrics since 2001.

    She is the author of 10 books, among them: Optical Illusions for Quilters, Combing Through Your Scraps, Floral Illusions, 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons. (AQS) and 3-D Fun with Pandora's Box. Celtic Pieced Illusions (AQS) and Lone Star Illusions.

    In addition, Karen has appeared on the TV program, “Quilting from the Heartland, hosted by Sharlene Jorgenson, Series 700, program 711, Simply Quilts, Show 411, Quilt Central and American Quilter. In 2015, she became part of the faculty of Craftsy, in their online learning website.

    The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 MDT. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting free—please register ahead of time. Please 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. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

    Past Guild Meetings

    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.

    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. 


    2nd Thursdays: currently online

    When we can be in person:
    First Plymouth Congregational Church
    3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
    Englewood, CO


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