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Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking for 30+ Years

Join us in March for our Guild meeting, March 14th at 6:30pm featuring Veruschka Zarate "Finding Pride and Joy in Quilting: My Journey" in Poverty".

Join In person or on zoom for the meeting live stream.

ACQ Monthly Quilt Guild Meetings

Join us on the second Thursday of each month as we gather for inspiration, education and friendship. Meetings feature national and local speakers who inform and inspire us with a wide range of quilting topics. A highlight most months is Show & Tell when we share the quilts we've made.

See General Info below.

Upcoming Guild Meetings

    • March 14, 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial
    Register



    AN EVENING WITH VERUSCHKA ZARATE

    Veruschka's presentation details her quilting journey from traditional piecing into the world of Foundation Paper Piece Quilting and Designing. We will explore many of the tips, tricks and techniques that she has learned in each of these areas.  Veruschka's style of presentation is very conversational and interactive.

    This presentation will also explore some of the elements within her creative process, such as successes and pitfalls within FPP construction and design, choice of fabrics and color selection, thread, tools and much more.

    During the presentation, Veruschka will share some of the Foundation Paper Piece projects that she has completed via a Virtual Trunk Show, as well as share details of some of her upcoming projects.

    The speaker will be presenting her lecture via Zoom.

    About Veruschka Zarate

    Veruschka Zarate of "Pride & Joy Quilting" is an Accomplished Award-Winning Quilt Maker and Pattern Designer, specializing in the technique of Foundation Paper Piecing.

    She was one of the featured Faculty for The Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon 2022, teaching "Modern Foundation Paper Piece Quilting".  This Quiltcon Class has now been turned into a comprehensive Online Video Course called "Modern Foundation Paper Piecing: Fundamentals."

    Her Quilts have received several awards, including: The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges' Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Quiltmaking, QuiltCon First Place in Piecing, and Quiltcon People's Choice.

    Veruschka has been featured in numerous Magazines and Podcasts, such as Art Quilting Studio Magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting, Curated Quilts, Quilting Love Magazine, Fons & Porter's  and McCall's Quilt & Tell.

    She began learning traditional piecing and quilting techniques in 2016 and through a voracious desire to keep learning happened on Foundation Paper Piecing in 2019. After falling in love with the technique, Veruschka set out to create her own designs focused on subjects that inspire joy, vibrancy, empowerment and encouragement.

    Veruschka is the proud mother of two precious boys, her "Pride and Joy" and the inspiration behind the company and has been married to her husband for almost 20 years. Currently living in California, her professional background is in Counseling Psychology (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist). 

    Check out Veruschka's Workshop on March 15th.

    Learn more about Veruschka :

    This meeting will be both IN-PERSON and ONLINE on Zoom.  Both meeting rooms will open at 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 Mountain time. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting for $8.00.  Please register ahead of time.  If you will be attending via Zoom, please ensure that you know how to use Zoom prior to the meeting. The link will come by email when you register.

    ACQ Members: Please sign in and register for free—it's so helpful to know how many are coming AND you'll be eligible for door prizes when you register.  Attendees must be present at the meeting OR online via Zoom to win door prizes.


      • April 11, 2024
      • 6:30 PM
      • Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S. Holly St., Centennial
      Register

      AN EVENING WITH DAVID TAYLOR


      David will relate, through a digital slide show, how he creates his art quilts that look more like paintings.  From his unique pattern-drawing method, to fabric selection, quilting and binding,  his entire process is covered.  

      A natural storyteller, David will keep you enraptured during this technique lecture with his humorous yet amazing anecdotes.  Questions are welcomed throughout the presentation.

      About David Taylor

      David Taylor currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.  His obsession with fabric began at an early age, salvaging tiny scraps from his mother's sewing area trash bin.  He started creating on her sewing machine by age 10.  After collage, he began a 30+ year career in graphic design.  His first quilt design was in 1999,collaborating on a fundraiser project for Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO, with friend Madeleine Vail.  Madeleine encouraged him to keep after it.  In 2009, he left his job at an advertising agency, started teaching applique and quilting, and never looked back.  His teaching adventures have takin him around the globe, and his quilted artworks hang in numerous private collections. 

      David Taylor is a two-time recipient of the Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association (2006,2014), the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award from the American Quilters Society (Paducah Quilt Week, 2008), and a two-time Best-of-Show winner at the IQA's Spring Festival in Chicago (2007, 2008)

      Meet David HERE

      Check out David's WORKSHOP on April 13th.

      Learn more about David:


      This meeting will be both IN-PERSON and ONLINE via Zoom.  Both meeting rooms will open at 6:15 and the guild meeting will begin at 6:30 Mountain time. Guests are also welcome to attend this meeting for $8.00.  Please register ahead of time.  If you will be attending on Zoom, please ensure that you know how to use Zoom prior to the meeting.  The link will come by email when you register.

      ACQ Members: Please sign in and register for free—it's so helpful to know how many are coming AND you'll be eligible for door prizes when you register.  Attendees must be present at the meeting OR online via Zoom to win door prizes.

      Past Guild Meetings

      February 08, 2024 February Guild Meeting - "Empowering Women in Poverty" with Courtney Kimball
      January 11, 2024 January Guild Meeting - "Color! An Engineer's Guide to Color Value and Color Placement in your Quilts"
      December 14, 2023 December Holiday Celebration and Potluck Dinner
      November 09, 2023 November Guild Meeting - Amish Quilting and it's Influence on Modern Quilting
      October 12, 2023 October Guild Meeting - OPEN HOUSE with our Charity Partners
      September 14, 2023 September Guild Meeting: Japanese Fabric from Vintage to Contemporary with Dana Jones
      August 10, 2023 August Guild Meeting - Finding My Quilting Voice with Sheri Noel
      July 13, 2023 July Guild Meeting Quilting: a Creative Journey with Margaret Willingham
      May 11, 2023 May Guild Meeting - Color Courage for the Fabric Phobic by Jenny Kae
      April 13, 2023 April Guild Meeting - Trunk Show with Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
      March 09, 2023 March Guild Meeting - Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
      February 09, 2023 February Guild Meeting - Memory Quilts with Beth Sullivan
      January 12, 2023 January Guild Meeting - Just Cut the Scrap with Michele Crawford
      December 08, 2022 December Guild Meeting and Social - "B.Y.O.B" Dinner with Guest Speaker Ellen Palmer
      November 10, 2022 November Guild Meeting - Modern Mosaic Quilts with Shelley Cavanna
      October 13, 2022 October Guild Meeting - Color Theory Applied: Fabric Collecting and Usage with Swan Sheridan
      September 08, 2022 September Guild Meeting - Traditional, Art, Modern: Notes from the Field with Maria Shell
      August 25, 2022 August Guild Meeting - The Cutting Edge with Kelly Gallagher Abbott
      July 14, 2022 July Guild Meeting - Show Me! An Online Trunk Show of Rare and Historic Quilts
      May 12, 2022 May Guild Meeting - Fabric and Form with Mary McCauley
      April 14, 2022 April Guild Meeting - A Look at Modern Celtic Quilting with Scarlett Rose
      March 10, 2022 March Guild Meeting - Dimensional Curved Piecing with Annette Ornelas
      February 10, 2022 February Guild Meeting - Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad
      January 13, 2022 January Guild Meeting - Dresden Reimagined with Candace Grisham
      December 09, 2021 December Guild Meeting - An Evening of Fun
      November 11, 2021 November Guild Meeting - Improv Paper Piecing with Amy Friend
      October 14, 2021 October Guild Meeting - Quilts of Illusions with Karen Combs
      September 09, 2021 September Guild Meeting - Seeing Double with Tammy Silvers
      August 12, 2021 August Guild Meeting - Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up
      July 10, 2021 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Social
      July 08, 2021 July Guild Meeting: Show and Tell Extravaganza
      June 10, 2021 June Guild Meeting: Demo Night
      May 13, 2021 May Guild Meeting: Shop Hop!
      April 08, 2021 April Guild Meeting: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
      March 11, 2021 March Guild Meeting: Fun with Free Motion Quilting
      February 11, 2021 February Guild Meeting: Quilt Remix • Heather Kojan
      January 14, 2021 January Guild Meeting: Creating Art Quilts with Panels • Joyce Hughes
      December 10, 2020 December Guild Meeting: How Quilters Celebrate Life with Meg Cox
      November 12, 2020 November Guild Meeting: Behind the Seams with Peter Byrne
      October 08, 2020 October Guild Meeting: The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts, Jaimie Davis
      September 10, 2020 September Guild Meeting: Resizing Any Block with Cindy Barfield
      August 13, 2020 August Guild Meeting: Smash Your Stash! with Kate Colleran
      July 09, 2020 July Guild Meeting: Wildly Careening into Quilts with Kim Lapacek
      June 11, 2020 June Guild Meeting: Show & Tell Extravaganza + More
      May 14, 2020 ONLINE May Guild Meeting: Stitching, Symbols, Signature Style with Deborah Boschert
      April 16, 2020 VIRTUAL April Guild Meeting: Improvise! Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously with Sherri Lynn Wood
      March 12, 2020 March Guild Meeting: Moda and Beyond with Lynne Hagmeier
      February 13, 2020 February Guild Meeting: Making Faces with Lea McComas
      January 09, 2020 January Guild Meeting: Demo Night
      December 12, 2019 December Holiday Potluck & Silent Auction
      November 14, 2019 November Guild Meeting featuring Pat Syta and Mimi Hollenbaugh

      General Info

      TIME

      6:15 pm • "Doors open" for socializing (doors may open early for some meetings—watch the calendar for details)

      6:30 pm • Business meeting begins 

      COST
      Admission is $8 (free for members) unless otherwise noted. Visitors are welcome to attend. 

      LOCATION
      All meetings are currently online through Zoom. Those who register prior to the meeting will receive the link by email. The link is also available for members on the Members-only page. 

      Physical location when we're allowed to return: Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO. Enter the front doors, bear left, turn right, head down the long hallway, and the fellowship hall will be on the right.

      SHOW & TELL
      Please take photos of your finished quilts to share with all of us. We enjoy seeing all quilts—from the first quilt someone has made to entries in national quilt shows. See the Members-only page (password required) for submission info and the Photos page for a photo archive. 

      MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS

      Meetings are 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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