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Join ACQ as a New Member for 2021—Good Things Are Coming!

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

    • January 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • online using Zoom
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Techniques for Art Quilt with Panels • Joyce Hughes

    Registration closes midnight January 19 to allow time for shipping the kit to you. 

    In the class, eight techniques will be covered and applied to a beautiful panel. You will learn step by step basic instructions for:

    1. Free Motion Quilting
    2. Dimensional Thread Painting
    3. Trapunto
    4. Application of Multiple Overlays
    5. Various 3D Layering
    6. Bobbin Work
    7. Blocking and Squaring a Quilt
    8. Applying Crystals

    More importantly, you will learn the proper steps of creating these numerous techniques, But also why and when to apply them to a quilt!

    You will see the effects of various techniques and supplies, and how they can create added interest of texture and dimension to a piece of Art!


    Joyce Hughes is an award-winning, self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

    Learn more about Joyce:


    • Download here
    • Required kit info to pre-order: Joyce has multiple ACQ kit options available. The kit required for the workshop includes the exclusive digitally printed panel and embellishment kit for $30. There are also options that include a thread kit and/or copies of her books. Be sure to order your kit with plenty of time for shipping. Ask Joyce directly if you have questions about the kits.
    • February 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • online using Zoom
    • 17

    Half-Square Triangle Master Class with Heather Kojan

    Click the image to play a video message from Heather.

    In this skill builder class, we will explore 10 different ways to make half-square triangles! All your hst's will come out to a perfect 3” finished size! We’ll have a discussion about when/why we might choose one method over another. And of course – a pattern. One comes with the class, but there will also be lots of room for creative play!   


    Heather has been sewing since her teens and quilting for more than 25 years. Her first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day.

    She says, "Since I had a king sized bed, it made sense to me to make a king sized quilt. Go big or go home, right? That quilt was in shades of mauve and dusty blue (hello mid '80's!) Let's just say my fabric tastes have changed since then! 

    I consider myself a modern quilter, with traditional roots. I'm the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and love speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. I'm foremost a teacher. I teach modern quilting classes in local shops, guilds and shows across the country."

    Heather is a contributing author to the book Classic Modern Quilts and a featured quilter in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood, and 50 Little Gifts published by Lucky Spool. You can frequently find her work in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine, Modern Patchwork Magazine and Curated Quilts Magazine.

    Learn more about Heather:


    Required kit info to pre-order.

    There are 2 listings in Heather's Etsy Shop

    • One is labeled the Arapahoe County Quilters Kit. You will definitely need that.
    • The other is the Quilt in a Day Triangle Square Up Ruler. It is listed separately, as some people may already own it. You will definitely need it.

    Please allow at least a week to ship the kit. 

    Ask Heather directly if you have questions about the kit or supplies.


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.


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3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO


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