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Upcoming ACQ events: October 13, Guild Meeting on Zoom featuring Swan Sheridan: Color Theory Applied.  More details and register here.  ACQ Online Fundraising Auction Oct 13 - Oct 22.  More details here.  Workshop on October 15.  Online Shattered Blossoms/Fractured Flowers with Swan Sheridan.  More details here.

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

    • October 15, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 17
    Register

    This 6 hour class is taught in two sections.  The first 4 hour section is focused on students learning how to fuse a relatively large flower (20 inches), quarter it into sections, pin baste, and applique their flower by exploring the decorative stitches on their machines.  Afterwards, students continue working on creating their other 3 flowers.

    In the final 2 hour section of the class, students will learn how to trim down their blocks to the right size and assemble them using a variation on the "quilt as you go" method.  

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Swan Sheridan : President and Artist

    Swan Sheridan was born in Bend, Oregon and currently lives in Vail, Arizona with her husband and daughter.

    Swan's interest in all things textile related began when she was very young.  She tried everything from spinning wool to cross-stitch, and finally landed in the world of quilting during grad school.  She dabbled in applique with that first quilt in the interests of covering a mistake, and thus necessity become the mother of invention.

    In 2009, with her daughter in preschool, Swan began to refine her applique skills with unique designs.  Shortly afterwards she took a job with Bella Quiltworks in Tucson, Arizona, which offered her the opportunity to be immersed in the quilting world in a whole new way.

    Swan teaches in Tucson, offering classes in applique, color, hand quilting, and decorative stitches.  

    Swan will be speaking at the October 13 guild meeting.

    NOTE - Swan is offering all ACQ members a 20% discount on any purchases from her website from now until Saturday, October 22nd.  This discount is valid for any number or amount of purchases made during this time frame.  Use code ACQ20 when ordering.  Class signups are not included in this offer.

    SUPPLIES & KITS REQUIRED FOR WORKSHOP: 

    There are two different patterns that can be ordered for this workshop.  There are very similar, but the sizes will differ.  You have the choice of selecting which one you would like for the class.  They are as follows:

    Shattered Blossoms

    • Finish Size - 17" x 68"
    • Symmetrical design 
    • Smaller Block Size - 9"

    Fractured Flowers

    • Finish Size - 52" x 52"
    • Has some asymmetry which will change the look of the designs.
    • Larger Block Size - 11"

    Each pattern comes with 4 different floral designs which are pictured on each of the Supply Lists below.

    GET THE SUPPLY LISTS HERE:

    Shattered Blossoms

    Fractured Flowers

    Don't get caught without the needed supplies. Be sure to read through the Supply List and related documents and order any necessary online items early to receive them before class date. 

    Learn more about Swan:









    • November 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 14
    Register


    MODERN MOSAIC:  "AURORA QUILT " with Shelley Cavanna

    Shelley has a unique way of creating the mosaic look in her quilts with a minimal matching of seams.  You will love the look and the style of her quilts and will definitely want to make more!

    Learn Shelley's techniques, tips, and tricks for making these dreamy, mosaic-inspired nine-patch blocks!  Use her favorite Stitch + Flip techniques - and your favorite fat quarter bundle - to make a truly stunning quilt ... made simply!

    Class requires purchase of the PDF Aurora Quilt Pattern found on her website.  Fabric requirements can be found on the back of the pattern.  

    Finished quilt measures 60" x 75".


    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Shelley is a quilter, teacher, author, and textile and quilt designer who resides near Sacramento, CA with her husband and two boys. Her love of crafting was passed on and lovingly fostered by her Mom and Granny.

    Shelley is a self-taught quilter who was bitten by the quilting bug in 2007 when she bought her first sewing machine.  She played around with classic quilt blocks and deciphered how to use pre-cuts to make them.  

    With degrees in English and History...and quite a lot of experience with technical writing during the seven years she spent on staff at her local university...stepping into writing quilt patterns was quite natural!  She opened her first independent design company under the banner of Poplun Designs (the Croatian word for quilt)  and in 2013 decided to re-brand and re-open as Cora's Quilts.  The name came from her love for the book The Last of the Mohicans in High School, and it's a lovely nod to her Irish heritage and her love of historic novels!

    Learn more about Shelley:


    Shelley will be speaking at the November 10 guild meeting.









    • January 14, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 19
    Register


    CRUMB QUILTING:  with Michelle Crawford


    What DO you do with all those leftover scraps? Be frugal and thrifty by recycling your scraps! A totally FUN and creative class using the smallest scraps; (strips, squares, trimmed triangles, or wonky shapes and sizes, etc.) that you have – the ones you usually throw away because you don’t know what to do with them!

    This is stress free quilting at its finest! Students will be piecing (crazily, that is) 4 1/2″ squares to make a sashed and bordered 25″ square wall hanging.

    Skill level: All – must know how to use a rotary cutter, and sew a 1/4″ seam.

    Class length: 3 hours
    *
    Virtual class will teach crumb technique only, you will be making a series of blocks to be used as you choose.

    Supply List


    • January 14, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 19
    Register


    SPONTANEOUS LOG CABIN  with Michelle Crawford


    Let’s have FUN with your scraps! This is a stress free way to create a FABULOUS scrappy log cabin block (12″ x 12″ square or 15″ x 15″ square finished) in a creative non-traditional way. Make your squares from the same color family OR in light/medium/dark fabrics. Discussion on how to make 7 different quilt sizes with this block.

    * Skill level: All – must know how to use a rotary cutter, and sew a 1/4″ seam.

    * Class length: 3 hours
    *
    Virtual Class will only be a technique lesson. The project won’t be completed in class.

    Pattern required for this class will be sent to participants the day before class.  Cost of the workshop includes the pattern .   Supply List.


    • February 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 19
    Register


    T-Shirt Starter Class with Beth Sullivan


    In this class, students will learn how to design their own T-shirt quilt based on the unique clothing items they have. You will learn how to prep T-shirts and other clothing for use in quilting including rough cutting, fusing, and final cutting. You will design your own T-shirt quilt including your own layout plan, tackle unique items, and start on the T-shirt prep. You will not be sewing at this class but will have an understanding of what you need to do when you start sewing, with a unique plan in place and a start at block prep.

    Supply List

    • March 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 19
    Register


    Piece Curves with Confidence!

      with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill


    Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don’t fear the curve! Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for the Picnic Petals Quilt.  Pattern is required for the quilt, please go to Whole Circle Studio to purchase a download pattern for the Picnic Petals quilt.   Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sheri will also share her favorite tools and tips for staying organized. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience. 

    * Skill level: All – must know how to use a rotary cutter, and sew a 1/4″ seam.

    * Class length: 6 hours
    *
    Virtual Class will only be a technique lesson. The project won’t be completed in class.

    Supply List

2021 WORKSHOP POLICIES

TIME
Workshops start promptly at 10:00 am. Please confirm you have online access info at least the day before the workshop. 

FEES
Unless otherwise noted full day workshop fees are: 

  • $50 Early Bird Admission for ACQ Members (paid in full 55 days prior to workshop)
  • $60 Regular Admission for ACQ members (available 54 days prior to workshop)
  • $70 Regular Admission Non-members (available 35 days prior to workshop) 

WAITLIST
A waitlist will be created if a workshop sells out. 

LOCATION
Workshops will be held online, most likely via Zoom. See individual workshop for details.

PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY 
  • 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, Lynn Roginski, prior to 90 days in advance of the workshop.

  • If the notice is received after 90 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. 

NON-MEMBERS

  • 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. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Lynn Roginski, VP Programs 2021.

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS

2nd Thursdays: some in person & some online

When we can be in person:
First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO  80113

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