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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 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

    • February 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 16

    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

    • February 15, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • On line
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Block of the Month with Pat Syta

    Pat is offering ACQ members a BOM for her pattern Runaway.  The class will be held virtually on either Monday or Tuesday evening once a month from February through September.  Exact dates will be announced later.  Each class will be recorded and if the class time does not work into your schedule, Pat will be providing a link that you can view on your own.  That will be available for 2 weeks after each class. 

    The class cost for the 13 blocks plus borders will be $45, payable as soon as we have 15 committed members signed up.  The normal cost of the pattern is $25, but Pat is offering ACQ members who sign up for the program a 40% discount on the pattern through her website.   
    In order to take advantage of this, we need to have at least 15 people enroll in the class. 

    Registration is currently open to reserve your spot.  You will be notified when it is time to pay the class fee, at that time you will be able to buy the pattern on Pat's website.

    * Class length: Once a month from February through September   

    Pat's Website

    • February 17, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • February 19, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 12

    Come and join us for our second annual virtual retreat!  Your admission includes events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  You are welcome to come the entire time, or pop-in and out depending on your own schedule.

    The retreat fee covers your registration, a pre-retreat quilt pattern and opportunity to participate in QUILT BINGO, supplies for a project, quilt block ideas, prize drawings, games and entry into the GRAND PRIZE give away.

    Since we are virtual, you can invite friends from all across the country (and world) to experience a "winter get away" in Colorado.  The more the merrier!

    First 20 registrants get a special surprise in their registration packet.  


    There are two options for registration.  The first is to have your registration packet mailed - the second is for pick-up only at the next ACQ pop-up event in early February.  Mailed packets will go out in early February - so you will have everything in order when the retreat begins.


    You will also have the option to participate in QUILT BINGO.  This is a pre-retreat activity in which you will create 9 patch blocks with 6 different coordinating fat quarters of your choice.  If you choose to participate, a pattern will be emailed to you with instructions and a layout suggestion for turning your BINGO board into a finished quilt.

    • March 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 18

    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

    • April 01, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin
    • 15

    Brilliance Quilt Workshop with Pat Syta

    Pat is going to teach her newest pattern, Brilliance, for us in a workshop at Holly's Quilt Cabin.  She expects to have fabric to make kits out of before the class.  You can check with her to order the kit at her website, or order the pattern from her and then select your own fabric.

    Learn More about Pat

    Pat started sewing when she was about twelve years old. In 1991 she began quilting when a friend she worked with talked her into taking her first quilting class. Pat was to make an eight-block sampler, but eight blocks weren’t enough of a challenge, so Pat made an eighteen block queen sized quilt, which she still sleeps under.

    The quilt bug hit hard. Two years after her first class, Pat began teaching at a local shop in Anchorage, Alaska.   Teaching beginners is her specialty, but she loves traveling, teaching to all levels of students and taking challenging classes herself.

    Pat promptly became active in three guilds when moving to Colorado. Along with some friends Pat started Parker Piecekeepers Quilt guild in Parker, became the director of Quilt Colorado in 2012, and is a past Program Chair of us --  Arapahoe County Quilters.

    * Class length: 6 hours




Past Workshops

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

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) 

A waitlist will be created if a workshop sells out. 

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

  • 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. 


  • 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 Lynn Roginski, VP Programs 2021.


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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