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Arapahoe County Quilters

Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking in Denver for 30+ Years

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 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 14, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 19

    CRUMB QUILTING:  with Michelle Crawford

    What DO you do with all those leftover scraps? Be frugal and thrifty by recycling your scraps! A totally FUN and creative class using the smallest scraps; (strips, squares, trimmed triangles, or wonky shapes and sizes, etc.) that you have – the ones you usually throw away because you don’t know what to do with them!

    This is stress free quilting at its finest! Students will be piecing (crazily, that is) 4 1/2″ squares to make a sashed and bordered 25″ square wall hanging.

    Skill level: All – must know how to use a rotary cutter, and sew a 1/4″ seam.

    Class length: 3 hours
    Virtual class will teach crumb technique only, you will be making a series of blocks to be used as you choose.

    Supply List

    Pattern is required for this class and cost is included in registration fee.  The pattern will be emailed to each student the day prior to the class.

    • January 14, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 18

    SPONTANEOUS LOG CABIN  with Michelle Crawford

    Let’s have FUN with your scraps! This is a stress free way to create a FABULOUS scrappy log cabin block (12″ x 12″ square or 15″ x 15″ square finished) in a creative non-traditional way. Make your squares from the same color family OR in light/medium/dark fabrics. Discussion on how to make 7 different quilt sizes with this block.

    * Skill level: All – must know how to use a rotary cutter, and sew a 1/4″ seam.

    * Class length: 3 hours
    Virtual Class will only be a technique lesson. The project won’t be completed in class.

    Pattern required for this class will be sent to participants the day before class.  Cost of the workshop includes the pattern .   Supply List.

    • January 21, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 2


    MODERN MOSAIC:  "AURORA QUILT " with Shelley Cavanna

    Shelley has a unique way of creating the mosaic look in her quilts with a minimal matching of seams.  You will love the look and the style of her quilts and will definitely want to make more!

    Learn Shelley's techniques, tips, and tricks for making these dreamy, mosaic-inspired nine-patch blocks!  Use her favorite Stitch + Flip techniques - and your favorite fat quarter bundle - to make a truly stunning quilt ... made simply!

    Class requires purchase of the PDF Aurora Quilt Pattern found on her website.  Fabric requirements can be found on the back of the pattern.  


    Finished quilt measures 60" x 75".


    Shelley is a quilter, teacher, author, and textile and quilt designer who resides near Sacramento, CA with her husband and two boys. Her love of crafting was passed on and lovingly fostered by her Mom and Granny.

    Shelley is a self-taught quilter who was bitten by the quilting bug in 2007 when she bought her first sewing machine.  She played around with classic quilt blocks and deciphered how to use pre-cuts to make them.  

    With degrees in English and History...and quite a lot of experience with technical writing during the seven years she spent on staff at her local university...stepping into writing quilt patterns was quite natural!  She opened her first independent design company under the banner of Poplun Designs (the Croatian word for quilt)  and in 2013 decided to re-brand and re-open as Cora's Quilts.  The name came from her love for the book The Last of the Mohicans in High School, and it's a lovely nod to her Irish heritage and her love of historic novels!

    Learn more about Shelley:

    Shelley spoke at the November 10 guild meeting.

    • February 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 18

    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
    • December 31, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • On line
    • 3
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    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

    • March 11, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • online using Zoom
    • 19

    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
    • 18

    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

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.


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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