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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 14, 2020
    • February 15, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 4

    Create a portrait quilt from your own photo.

    Learn basic portrait composition, photo editing, and fabric selection for a portrait quilt from award-winning quilter Lea McComas.

    This workshop will include instruction on how to create a pattern and use a fused, raw-edge applique technique to produce an amazing life-like portrait quilt top approximately 14 x 18 in.

    Participants will send Lea 2-3 digital photos at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop so that she can prepare a printout for their use.

    Class kit includes full size photo printout, notes for photo editing. A kit fee of $5 will be paid to the teacher at the time of the workshop.

    Additional tools and materials will be available for purchase at the workshop.


    Lea is a fiber artist from Golden, CO. Lea's magnificent piece called "The Long Goodbye" demonstrates how she captures emotions, feelings and human beauty in her portrait work. This touching piece won the Masters Award for Thread Artistry at IQF Houston 2019. We are very fortunate to have her share her work and talents with us in February. Don't miss this fabulous workshop.

    Learn more about Lea


    • March 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 15

    Create a classic Kansas Troubles quilt.

    Doubled stars are pieced as layered 9-patch blocks for perfect star points every time. Our fun zigzag border is a breeze!

    Competed project lap quilt 70" x 86".

    "30-Something" can be found in the Layers of Love book - available for half-price to students at the workshop.


    Lynne Hagmeier, the main designer for Moda's Kansas Trouble for well over 20 years, is recognized as one of the queens of traditional fabrics, quilts and patterns. She has published books, patterns, taught classes and hosted retreats that many of us have enjoyed. Lynne is a perfect example of how traditional quilting is still the foundation of the quilting world and we are excited to host her in March.

    Learn more about Lynne 


    Available as a PDF document.

    • April 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • April 18, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 13

    Find your creative flow as you learn to improvise.

    Get your wedge-curve, mod-mood, groove on in this improv quilt-making workshop. Commit one step at a time, as you explore advanced approaches to improvised patchwork and composition, develop a personal/intuitive language of color, and learn ruler-free, wedge-curve, and bias-strip piecing on the curve techniques. Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Based on the Mod Mood Quilt Along.

    Sherri Lynn Wood has been improvising quilts as a creative life practice for 30 years, and is considered a master at her craft. Her best selling publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams, 2015) provides scores, or frameworks, for flexible patterns and creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory.


    Modern quilters probably all know Sherri's name and her teaching methods and theory about improv quilts. She was the featured instructor at QuiltCon in 2019. Cindy, ACQ's VP Programs 2020, saw her tape The Quilt Show and learned of her healing social work practices—this makes her work and improv practices even more meaningful. Those who get into her 2-day workshop will be very lucky. 

    Learn more about Sherri:


    • coming soon
    • May 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin, 8210 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80122
    • 19

    Layer fabric paint and stitching to make your own art quilt.

    Create a small art quilt with a beautifully original tree using a simple formula and interchangeable patterns. Explore layers of design and innovative stitching. Deborah will share several options for edge treatments and finishing techniques. Super fun, uncomplicated process and patterns make this a great project for enthusiastic beginners.

    Watch a short video about the Creativi-Tree workshop.


    Deborarh  Borschert

    Learn more about Deborah

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Past Workshops

November 15, 2019 November Workshop: Colorado Winter


Workshops start promptly at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 9:45 am so you have ample time to set up your machine and supplies. 

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 54 days prior to workshop) 

A waitlist will be created if a workshop sells out. 

Most workshops will be held at Holly's Quilt Cabin at 8210 S. Holly St., Centennial, CO 80122. 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.
  • The participant may cancel and receive a full refund if cancellation is received in writing to the current VP of Programs, Cindy Monserud, 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.


  • All workshops are open to ACQ members initially.

  • Non-members interested in a workshop may register 56 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 Cindy Monserud, VP of Programs 2020.


2nd Thursdays
April 2020 will be the 3rd Thursday

First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO


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