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June 10 Guild Meeting: It's Demo Night! Time to start thinking about the 2022 Festival of Quilts!
Guests are free this month. Register now

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

    • July 08, 2021
    • 6:15 PM (MDT)
    • online
    • 94
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    In July we celebrate Independence - and what better way to celebrate than to get together for a huge show-and-tell?  July's guild meeting will focus on getting to know each other and sharing what we've been up to (quilting-wise) during the COVID quarantine. 

    We will also have a special guest in attendance to share her knowledge about judging and evaluating quilts to further prepare us for the upcoming 2022 Festival of Quilts - a celebration of quilting.

    We will also be voting for viewer's choice on the panel challenge, which will be displayed at our IN PERSON get together at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum on Saturday, July 10th.

    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.



      • August 12, 2021
      • 6:15 PM (MDT)
      • online
      • 100

      Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Ups

      AN EVENING WITH THE STASH BANDIT, DIANE HARRIS

      From one humble block comes this parade of unique quilt designs.  Diane started making Baby Windmills years ago and soon realized how many things she could do with them.  She's on a lifelong quest to make every such quilt that lives in her head.

      Windy Wonders touches on the concepts of value, scale, color and creativity.  See how one simple idea can take root, grow, morph and reproduce in exciting ways.  Most of the quilts are scrappy, so there will be plenty of ideas from the Stash Bandit for letting the fabric do the work.


      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.



        • September 09, 2021
        • 6:15 PM (MDT)
        • online
        • 100

        Seeing Double

        AN EVENING WITH TAMMY SILVERS 

        Ever wonder - what would this quilt look like if I made it in another color way? If I used plaids and stripes instead of florals? Well, I can't tell you what EVERY quilt would look like, but we can explore some practical examples together! In a fun format, we will compare quilts made in florals versus batiks, reproduction fabrics versus crisp modern prints, brights versus pastels. Gather inspiration and insight into the choices for your next project!


        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.



          • October 07, 2021
          • 6:15 PM (MDT)
          • online
          • 100

          Quilts of Illusions

          AN EVENING WITH KAREN COMBS 

          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.


          MEET THE SPEAKER:

          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

          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

          2nd Thursdays: currently online

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

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          Englewood, CO 80155

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