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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

    • January 09, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO

    Kick off the New Year with ACQ!

    Learn something new and connect with friendly quilters. 

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    • February 13, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO


    Making Faces with Lea McComas

    Lea’s portrait quilts have won international recognition. Discover the influences of history and culture that inspire her pictorial quilts. She will share information about principles of composition, the geometry of faces, and how value, color and temperature work together to create realistic pictorial quilts, as well as a brief overview of her techniques for fused applique and thread painting. 

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Lea is a fiber artist from Golden, CO. Lea's magnificent piece called "The Long Goodbye" demonstrates how she captures emotions, feelings and human beauty in her portrait work. This touching piece won the Masters Award for Thread Artistry at IQF Houston 2019. We are very fortunate to have her share her work and talents with us in February. Don't miss this fabulous program.

    Learn more about Lea:

    • March 12, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO


    Moda and Beyond with Lynne Hagmeier

    Moda Fabric's best-selling designer, Lynne Hagmeier, aka Kansas Troubles, will share more than 50 quilts plus stories from Kansas Troubles' first fabric line to her very newest designs. Hailing from Bennington, KS, Lynne’s fabric line, Kansas Troubles, has set a standard with traditional quilters for 30 years.

    Kansas Troubles Quilters was born in 1989 when three friends began quilting together & selling their wares at craft shows. After many requests for the patterns of their original creations, two of the women continued their endeavors in the quilting world by publishing their patterns for wholesale distribution to quilt shops beginning in 1994.

    More than twenty years later (after another partner retired in 1999), Lynne has created hundreds of quilting patterns, published 2 dozen books (five in a series of historical quilts as well as quilters journals) & designed over 50 collections of fabric with Moda. There’s always something new in the works at Kansas Troubles Quilters - from new fabric lines to books, patterns, workshops, retreats & cruises.

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Lynne Hagmeier, the main designer for Moda's Kansas Trouble for well over 20 years, is recognized as one of the queens of traditional fabrics, quilts and patterns. She has published books, patterns, taught classes and hosted retreats that many of us have enjoyed. Lynne is a perfect example of how traditional quilting is still the foundation of the quilting world and we are excited to host her in March.

    Learn more about Lynne:

    • April 16, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO

    Improvise! Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously with Sherri Lynn Wood

    NOTE: We are meeting on the third Thursday in April, 2020.

    Improvisation is at the heart of living creatively. Music, dance, theater, drawing, cooking, conversation, play, child rearing, and even science benefit from the flexibility of mind that improvisational process engenders. Leave with mind tools, tips and a fresh perspective on how to apply improv skills learned in life to your patchwork – and vice versa!

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Modern quilters probably all know Sherri's name and her teaching methods and theory about improv quilts. She was the featured instructor at QuiltCon in 2019. Cindy, ACQ's VP Programs 2020, saw her tape The Quilt Show and learned of her healing social work practices—this makes her work and improv practices even more meaningful. Those who get into her 2-day workshop will be very lucky. 

    Learn more about Sherri:

    • May 14, 2020
    • 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO

    Stitching, Symbols, Signature Style with Deborah Borschert

    Deborah shares her most recent art quilts and talks about developing her own personal style. Tons of examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she’ll discuss how those came to be. She’ll tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

    Doors open at 6:20 and the meeting begins at 6:50. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Deborah Borschert

    Learn more about Deborah:

General Info

TIME

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