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Upcoming ACQ events:  February 09 Guild Meeting via Zoom featuring "Memory Quilts" with Beth Sullivan.  CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS & TO REGISTER.

"T-Shirt Quilt Starter class" on Zoom with Beth Sullivan, Saturday, February 11,  9 AM -12 PM MST.  REGISTER & VIEW DETAILS.

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

    • February 09, 2023
    • 6:15 PM
    • online
    • 46
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    QUILTS TO A TEE:   USING T-SHIRTS AND UNIQUE CLOTHING IN QUILTS WITH BETH SULLIVAN

    This lecture is designed to provide inspiration and guidance for quilters who are thinking about tackling a T-shirt or memory quilt. Quilt samples and photos are used to show how quilters can expand the possibilities of the conventional T-shirt quilt to include anything that can be washed, sewn and made to lie flat. Using interesting items is a focal point of the lecture. In addition, the design and construction of a variable layout quilt is discussed as well as the use of partial seams in construction of unique quilt designs. 

    About Beth Sullivan


    Beth specializes in creating custom T-shirt quilts, memory quilts and memory pillows. Most everyone has a box of clothes at the back of their closet that they no longer wear but can’t bear to throw out. I take these special clothing items and turn them into a quilt so the memories can be preserved and enjoyed.

    I am known for using unique items. I like to say that I can use anything that can be sewn, washed and made to lie flat. In addition to the normal T-shirts and sweatshirts, I have used pants, sweaters, bathing suits, pajamas, ties, tote bags, socks, bibs, scarves, ribbons, underwear and many other interesting things.

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    Check out the workshop with Beth on February 11.


    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. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

    • March 09, 2023
    • 6:15 PM
    • online
    • 88
    Register

     APPROACHING QUILTING AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER with SHERI CIFALDI-MORRILL OF WHOLE CIRCLE STUDIO


    Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show, Sheri will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

    About Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill


    Sheri is a designer, quilt pattern publisher, award-winning quilter, educator, and creative entrepreneur. With the help of books and the Internet, she taught herself how to sew and discovered her love of designing and making quilts. As a trained and practicing graphic designer, her quilts start with a concept and research shapes the design. Her work is inspired by her everyday life and experiences.

    Sheri’s quilts have gained international recognition, including awards from QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival, Quilt Week/Paducah, the Quilt Alliance, and the Modern Quilt Guild. Additionally, her work has been featured at art centers and galleries around the country. Her work has been included in books and publications such as Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, Modern Patchwork and International Quilt Festival Scene. She self-publishes and distributes her quilt patterns, which can be found at quilt shops worldwide and online. Sheri enjoys giving presentations and teaching nationally.

    Learn more about Sheri:

     Please check out the class with Sherri  on March 11.

    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. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

      • April 13, 2023
      • 6:30 PM
      • Plymouth Congregational Church
      • 97
      Register
      Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Trunk Show featuring Red and White Quilts


      Who hasn’t been captivated by the eye-catching beauty of a red-and-white quilt?

      These stunning quilts can be a simple design of a patchwork quilt or the intricate design of a Mariner’s Compass.  Red and white quilts run the gamut of time from the early 1800s to contemporary studio art quilts.  RMQM brings you a wonderful collection of red-and-white quilts in a PowerPoint presentation as well as hands-on quilts
       for all to view and touch.

      If you own a Red & White quilt, please bring it for Show and Tell.


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      • May 11, 2023
      • 6:30 PM
      • Plymouth Congregational Church
      • 98
      Register


      Do you struggle selecting the “right” fabrics? Do you stick with kits because you hate selecting fabrics? You just might be fabric phobic!

      In this lecture, Jenny shares several examples from her own work and offers practical methods to select colors and fabrics for your next project.

      About Jenny

      Jenny has always been creative and had a love of color. 

      I remember organizing my box of crayons in color order. I fed that drive with books, magazines, tv shows and videos. (I call this part "vicarious crafting", because I often went long stretches not making a DARN thing, just reading about it!) I learned garment construction, embroidery and crewel, floral design and even an unsuccessful attempt at knitting.  

      I often combined patterns, these sleeves, that neckline, this skirt, to get just the vision I wanted. When I started quilting, it brought all theses skills together and I was happily trapped. My little sewing space in the laundry was my oasis. To be a designer, you have to blaze your own trail. Others' ideas can be an inspiration, but you have to have your own point of view.  

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    Past Guild Meetings

    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

    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

    Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday 0f each month

    All meetings are streamed online

    In person meetings are held at:
    First Plymouth Congregational Church
    3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
    Englewood, CO  80113

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    PO Box 5357
    Englewood, CO 80155

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