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Arapahoe County Quilters

Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking for 30+ Years

ACQ Workshops

Workshops from our featured teachers provide an amazing opportunity to learn new techniques and expand your quiltmaking skills at a minimal cost. Payments are due with your registration.

See Workshop Policies below for details.

Upcoming Workshops

    • May 11, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial AND Zoom
    • 3

    Have you ever looked at a quilt block and thought...hmmm...I wonder what happens when I change up this part of the block?  Will that look good or weird?

    In this class, we will explore ways to take traditional quilt blocks and rearrange the colors or their elements to create new blocks.  I will share tips from other designers on ways to approach a block remix.  We will explore how line, color and shape can affect the final look and ways to consider the effect when putting your new blocks together.

    We will talk a lot about color and value.  We will take a block and play with graph paper, pencils, bits of colored paper, and scissors.  Once you have a new block, we will review easy quilt math so you can make it!

    This workshop will be both IN-PERSON and on ZOOM.


    • Your inner child who loved coloring
    • Your imagination and sense of play
    • Graph paper
    • Pencil
    • Scotch tape
    • Eraser
    • Paper scissors
    • Colored pencils
    • Paper for taking notes

    If you want to bring some bits of fabric, you can play with that, too!

    Instructor will bring Colored paper, extra colored pencils, graph paper, tape, images of blocks, and a willingness to help you play and hear your ideas!


    "My teaching philosophy is to provide a relaxed, stress free atmosphere, where everyone can have fun. I like to show students different ways to approach a techniques to they can find the way that works best for them.  I provide tips and tricks to help students confidently move forward with their sewing and quilting. I encourage students to do it their way and hope to spark their creativity".

    Learn more about Kate on Social Media: 

    Kate will be speaking at the May 9th Guild Meeting .

    Past Workshops

    April 13, 2024 April Workshop: Pictorial Hand Applique with David Taylor
    March 15, 2024 March Workshop: Windows to the Soul with Veruschka Karate
    October 21, 2023 Madawaska Mittens with Sheri Noel
    September 16, 2023 Circling Charlie with Dana Jones
    September 16, 2023 Fabulous Freeform with Dana Jones
    July 15, 2023 Added Dimensions in Quilting by Margaret Willingham
    April 01, 2023 Brilliance Quilt with Pat Syta
    March 11, 2023 Piece Curves with Confidence with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
    February 17, 2023 ACQ Winter Retreat
    February 15, 2023 Block of the Month with Pat Syta
    February 11, 2023 T-Shirt Quilt Starter class with Beth Sullivan
    January 21, 2023 "Makeup" Workshop: Aurora Quilt with Shelley Cavanna
    January 14, 2023 Spontaneous Log Cabin with Michele Crawford
    January 14, 2023 Crumb Quilting with Michele Crawford
    November 12, 2022 November Workshop: Aurora Quilt with Shelley Cavanna
    October 15, 2022 October Workshop: Shattered Blossoms / Fractured Flowers with Swan Sheridan
    September 10, 2022 September Workshop: Making Prints with Maria Shell
    August 13, 2022 August Workshop: Stack & Cut Hexagon Quilts with Marci Baker
    June 18, 2022 June Workshop: Tuffet Class
    May 14, 2022 May Workshop: Fantastic Fusion with Lisa Walton
    April 16, 2022 April Workshop: New Circuitry with Scarlett Rose
    March 12, 2022 March Workshop: Mexican Stars Wallhanging with Annette Ornelas
    January 15, 2022 January Workshop: Modern Dresden • 5 Different Finishes • Candace Grisham
    October 23, 2021 October Workshop: Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs
    September 18, 2021 September Workshop: Guided Improv • Pointed Comments with Tammy Silvers
    August 21, 2021 August Workshop: Windy Wonders • Scrappy Fun with Baby Windmills • Diane Harris
    July 16, 2021 July Workshop: Intro to Fabric Dying with Cheryl Lynch
    July 10, 2021 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Social
    April 14, 2021 Picturesque-Let's Plant a Garden with Kate Colleran
    March 23, 2021 Tuesday Evening FMQ Club
    March 13, 2021 Saturday Morning FMQ Club
    February 13, 2021 February Workshop: Half-Square Triangle Master Class
    January 30, 2021 January Workshop: Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques
    April 17, 2020 VIRTUAL April Workshop: Wedge Curve Improv (2-Day Workshop)
    March 13, 2020 March Workshop: 30-Something
    February 14, 2020 February Workshop: Applique Portrait Quilts (2-Day Workshop)
    November 15, 2019 November Workshop: Colorado Winter


    Workshops start promptly at their stated time. For all virtual workshops please confirm you have online access info at least the day before the workshop. 

    Unless otherwise noted full day workshop fees are: 

    • $50 Regular Admission for ACQ members 
    • $70  Regular Admission Non-members (available 7 days prior to workshop) 

    A waitlist will be created if a workshop sells out. 

    Workshops will be held either online or at Our Father Lutheran Church.  Check the workshop details page to verify workshop location.

    • Any member or guest signing up to participate in a workshop sponsored by ACQ must make payment for the entire amount of the class enrollment fee at the time of registration. Registration is not complete and class placement is not reserved until payment is received in full.
    • The participant may cancel and receive a full refund if cancellation is received in writing to the current VP Programs.

    • If the notice is received after 30 days, the participant's fee will be retained by ACQ. However, the participant may arrange for another person to take their place at the workshop but ACQ will not be a party to the financial arrangements made between the parties. Original participant must notify ACQ of the transferred registration before the class meeting time. 


    • All workshops are open to ACQ members initially.

    • Non-members interested in a workshop may register 35 days prior to the workshop when space is still available.

    • Non-members pay a slightly higher workshop fee.

    • You may wish to join ACQ in order to take advantage of early discounted workshop fees. 


    Contact Barb Pond, VP Programs.


    Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month

    All meetings are streamed online

    In person meetings are held at:

    Our Father Lutheran Church

    6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO


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