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Upcoming ACQ events: December 8 Guild Meeting in person or via Zoom featuring End of Year Holiday festivities, 2023 Officer Installation, and Guest Speaker, Ellen Palmer. More details and register here.  

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

    • December 08, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 South Colorado Blvd., Englewood CO 80113
    Register

      


     Join us for our December Holiday Celebration!

    Celebrate the Holidays and the end of another year at our December dinner and Holiday Social.  This event will be held in person at the church as well as live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

    We will begin the evening with a B.Y.O.B dinner.  Everyone will bring their own meal, which can be something from home or something that you stop and pick-up on the way.  Since there are those who are still not comfortable about dining from an open buffet, we thought this was the best way to keep everyone safe plus allow more time for our meeting festivities.  Nathlia (Hospitality) will provide drinks and dessert. Plates, napkins, cups, etc. will also be available.

    To celebrate the season of giving, we will be also be having a small gift exchange while seated at our tables.  This will be done by playing a short Holiday game to rotate the gifts around the table.  Please bring a bagged or wrapped small gift around $10 but not exceeding $15.  The gift must be new and unused.  Sewing notions would make ideal gifts and are things that everyone can use!  The item can be something practical or unique, fun or creative. 

    Here are a few suggestions:

    • Pins (straight, silk, fine, applique etc) or Needles (hand or machine)
    • Scissors or Clippers
    • Aurifil Thread (anything in a neutral color)
    • Seam Ripper, Rotary Cutter, Binding Clips, Ruler, Pin Holders, etc.
    • Storage Container for threads or fabric
    • Gift certificate from a local quilt store
    • Wrap a ribbon around a coordinating set of Fat Quarters

    The list is endless!

    With the Quilt Show coming in June of next year, we have scheduled Ellen Palmer, a CQC Quilt Judge, to give a short lecture on what judges are looking for and the protocol that they follow when judging a quilt.  This will be positive in nature and will give you information to help you grow and improve your quilting.

     Other festivities will include:

    • Installation of New Officers
    • Show 'n Tell Extravaganza
    • UFO Prize Winners

    We hope that you can join us as we celebrate another year of friendships, love, and in giving to others.

    Thank you for your continued support of ACQ this past year! 







      • January 12, 2023
      • 6:15 PM
      • online
      • 95
      Register


      JUST CUT THE SCRAPS WITH MICHELLE CRAWFORD

      What DO you do with all your scraps? Become a frugal and “green” quilter by using your scraps and making quilts!   Learn Michele’s “formula” – the more the merrier (fabric that is), to create quilts using Color Value to offer contrast, depth and movement in your quilts! Michele will present an informational and inspirational power point presentation of various types of scrap quilts along with a trunk show of her own original scrap quilts. Her mantra is “No scrap left behind”!

      About Michelle

      Michele writes: “I love to quilt and share my passion of quilting with my students and customers! I have the gift of being able to combine colors and fabrics together through the design process to create her quilts!

      As a quilt teacher, students will find my classes jam packed with cutting, piecing plus pressing tips and techniques; enthusiasm; and encouragement! I want my students to have FUN, “step out of their box” to try something new, and work at their own pace as there isn’t a “quilt police” in my classes.”

      Michele has taught at: AQS Paducah; Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS); Northwest Quilting Expo; Houston Quilt Festival; Quilt Expo Reno; Road to California; Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival; Sewing and Stitchery Expo; and various quilt guilds.

      Learn more about Michelle:

      Michelle is doing 2 half day workshops for us on January 14th.  In the morning will be Crumb Quilting.   In the afternoon Spontaneous Log Cabins.   Both workshops require some fabric preparation, so check the supply list for instructions.  No fabric buying needed, you have everything in your stash already.

      The Zoom meeting room 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 and 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. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

        • February 09, 2023
        • 6:15 PM
        • online
        • 95
        Register

        QUILTS TO A TEE:   USING T-SHIRTS AND UNIQUE CLOTHING IN QUILTS WITH BETH SULLIVAN

        This lecture is designed to provide inspiration and guidance for quilters who are thinking about tackling a T-shirt or memory quilt. Quilt samples and photos are used to show how quilters can expand the possibilities of the conventional T-shirt quilt to include anything that can be washed, sewn and made to lie flat. Using interesting items is a focal point of the lecture. In addition, the design and construction of a variable layout quilt is discussed as well as the use of partial seams in construction of unique quilt designs. 

        About Beth Sullivan


        Beth specializes in creating custom T-shirt quilts, memory quilts and memory pillows. Most everyone has a box of clothes at the back of their closet that they no longer wear but can’t bear to throw out. I take these special clothing items and turn them into a quilt so the memories can be preserved and enjoyed.

        I am known for using unique items. I like to say that I can use anything that can be sewn, washed and made to lie flat. In addition to the normal T-shirts and sweatshirts, I have used pants, sweaters, bathing suits, pajamas, ties, tote bags, socks, bibs, scarves, ribbons, underwear and many other interesting things.

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        Check out the workshop with Beth on February 11.


        The Zoom meeting room 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 and 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. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

        • March 09, 2023
        • 6:15 PM
        • online
        • 96
        Register

         APPROACHING QUILTING AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER with SHERI CIFALDI-MORRILL OF WHOLE CIRCLE STUDIO


        Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show, Sheri will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

        About Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill


        Sheri is a designer, quilt pattern publisher, award-winning quilter, educator, and creative entrepreneur. With the help of books and the Internet, she taught herself how to sew and discovered her love of designing and making quilts. As a trained and practicing graphic designer, her quilts start with a concept and research shapes the design. Her work is inspired by her everyday life and experiences.

        Sheri’s quilts have gained international recognition, including awards from QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival, Quilt Week/Paducah, the Quilt Alliance, and the Modern Quilt Guild. Additionally, her work has been featured at art centers and galleries around the country. Her work has been included in books and publications such as Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, Modern Patchwork and International Quilt Festival Scene. She self-publishes and distributes her quilt patterns, which can be found at quilt shops worldwide and online. Sheri enjoys giving presentations and teaching nationally.

        Learn more about Sheri:

         Please check out the class with Sherri  on March 11.

        The Zoom meeting room 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 and 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. You will find the Show & Tell submission form on the Members-only page.

        Past Guild Meetings

        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

        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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        PO Box 5357
        Englewood, CO 80155

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