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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

    • December 10, 2020
    • 6:15 PM (MST)
    • online
    Register


    New members for 2021 will be able to register for this meeting for free after joining the guild.

    The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 MDT. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting for an admission fee of $8. Pay securely online when you register.
     No refunds are available. 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.

    2020 Raffle Quilt Drawing will take place at 8:00 pm during this meeting. Our speaker will start earlier than usual. Officer installations will be after the raffle quilt winner is selected. 

    How Quilters Celebrate Life with Meg Cox

    A fun, inspiring lecture that changes lives: perfect for keynotes and evening programs. An expert on tradition who has written four books on ritual, Meg Cox shares examples of quilters’ celebrations but also shows powerful ideas from her own life. She shares what she has learned in 20 years of research about what makes traditions unforgettable. Whether you’re looking for a way to liven up your monthly quilt group or mark major life milestones, you’ll come away with concrete ideas and inspiration. 

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Meg Cox is a nationally known thought leader on the topics of quilting and family traditions. Her expertise on quilting stems partly from the 25 years that she has been a passionate quilter.  Additionally, Meg served on the board of the national nonprofit Quilt Alliance for 10 years and was president for 6 years.  She writes a popular free monthly e-newsletter called Quilt Journalist Tells All. 

    A Partial List of Publications for which Meg Cox has written:

    Allure, American Patchwork & Quilting, Child, Cooking Light, the Daily Beast, Family Fun, Family PC, Good Housekeeping, Ms., O, Parenting, Parents, Publisher’s Weekly, Quilter’s Home, SAQA Journal, The Quilt Life, Reunions, Working Mother, Worth

    Learn more about Meg:




    • January 14, 2021
    • 6:15 PM (MST)
    • online
    Register


    The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 MDT. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting for an admission fee of $8. Pay securely online when you register. No refunds are available. 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.

    Creating Art Quilts with Panels • Joyce Hughes

    What a great kick off to 2021 where we start with a new panel challenge! Joyce's first book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels, is a topic that opens us up to the possibilities of panels.


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Joyce is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

    Amazingly, her first art quilt, “Mother’s Day”, was entered into a National Show and won a Blue Ribbon. This has led to numerous awards, recognitions and opportunities in the quilting world. Several proud accomplishments for Joyce are: “McCall’s Quilt Designer 2012 – Professional Category” for McCall’s Quilting Magazine; also an endorser and sample maker for Northcott and Timeless Treasures fabrics, and Ambassador for Mettler Threads and Brother Sewing.

    Currently, Joyce has a second book, “Thread Paint as you Go” (due for release November, 2020) focusing on raw edge applique and thread painting to add shading, highlighting and definition. Joyce’s first book is “Creating Art Quilts with Panels” where she works with fabric panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments—creating a style of her own!  Joyce loves to teach and share her tips. One of her greatest accomplishments is when a student creates their own Art work following Joyce’s technique of Dimensional Thread Painting!

    Learn more about Joyce:

General Info

TIME

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 

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

LOCATION
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. 

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS

2nd Thursdays
April 2020 will be the 3rd Thursday

First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO

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