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ACQ's Next Guild Meeting is October 8: The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts. Join us!

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 08, 2020
    • 6:15 PM (MDT)
    • 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.

    The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts

    The history of Baltimore Album quilts is a fascinating journey into an America headed for the Civil War. Discover how the industrial revolution, the struggle over slavery and the social and moral climate of the time contributed to this beautiful art form. Through stories, Jaimie will explore how the demise of Baltimore Album quilts leads us into the hearts and minds of the women who made them, and find out how a pregnancy, a Christmas gift and a quilt class gone horribly wrong helps to explain the mystery behind why these quilts disappeared almost overnight. It’s a funny, provocative and insightful look into some of America’s most beautiful treasures.


    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Formerly a scientist, Jaimie Davis is an award-winning quilter who began quilting in 1993. In addition to making quilts, she designs patterns, kits and technique-based workshops and travels widely to teach for quilt guilds, retreats and quilting festivals.

    Her work has been shown in national and international exhibits including the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California. Jaimie draws inspiration from color and curvy lines and loves to add a touch of whimsey to every project.

    She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon with a whole bunch of quilts, a lot of great books, a turtle their kids left behind and a never-ending supply of Diet Coke.

    Learn more about Jaimie:

    • November 12, 2020
    • 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.

    Behind the Seams with Peter Byrne

    Peter Byrne is an award-winning modern quilter and teacher with a deep passion for innovation and design. He loves making quilts, and he love teaching others to quilt. He is known for taking a fresh approach to quilt construction and design, combined with technical mastery. He'll be treating ACQ to a trunk show.

    Cityscape Improv won Best Machine Quilting Frameless at QuiltCon 2020

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    After 30 years working as a stylist and salon owner he retired, and then had the time to explore new creative outlets. He bought a sewing machine, and quilting quickly became his passion and his community. His thread of choice is Aurifil 50 weight, and he uses this in all of his quilting. In 2017, He joined the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild to expand his quilting experience, and in 2018 he taught quilting at a local sewing school in Toronto.  His students describe him as being positive, caring, knowledgeable and well-organized, but most of all an incredibly patient teacher.

    Peter's quilt Starring You won Best of Show at QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, TX.

    Learn more about Peter:

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

    Program will be announced soon; registration for this meeting will open at that time.

    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.

General Info

TIME

6:20 pm • Doors open for socializing (doors may open early for some meetings—watch the calendar for details)

6:50 pm • Business meeting begins 

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

LOCATION
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 bring 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 Photos page for more details and a photo archive. 

Find more inspiration on our Pinterest Board 
"2019 ACQ Speakers"

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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