The next guild meeting is February 10 at 6:15 pm. Connie Martin will present Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad. Join us online! Register for the meeting here.
Quilts for Marshall Fire Victims
ACQ is gathering quilts for the victims of the Marshall Fire in Superior and Louisville, Colorado. Over 700 families lost their homes to the fire. We would love to provide quilts to surround them with community love and comfort as they rebuild.
We have collected over 200 quilts so far! The first 120 quilts have been delivered to community partners in Boulder County for distribution. Thanks to the quilting community - we have received messages from all across the US and even Australia! We are still in need of more quilts for the families impacted. See below for photos of some of the quilts collected and distributed.
If you are interested in donating, we are specifically looking to collect throw and bed sized quilts. Please feel free to contact our leadership team to find out how you can help. Or drop off donations at either Treelotta or Wooden Spools quilt shops in the Denver metro area.
February Guild Meeting - Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad
February 10, 2022 6:15pm
AN EVENING WITH CONNIE MARTIN
"Sometimes a quilt is just a quilt.
Other times, it is a secret message offering a safe route to freedom"
This historical presentation is a multi-media experience including slide presentation, storytelling and display of over a dozen beautifully hand-crafted quilt replicas, representing patterns and special stitching used over 300 years ago by abolitionists and fugitive slaves to signify escape routes to the North. Connie Martin, MA, will show how quilts were used to signal plans, warn of dangers, indicate how transport might occur and who might help as “Friends” on the Underground Railroad.
Meanings and Interpretations behind different patterning will be revealed as Connie shares codes in the quilts that signify routes that ancestors, or quilter's descendants, may have taken to escape to freedom in Canada. Connie will also explore how African-American slaves used special hidden stitching techniques to communicate during this pivotal time in history.
Join us online! Register here to receive more details, including the zoom link. Free for ACQ Members. Guests may attend for $8.00.
Quilts from Show & Tell
Arapahoe County Quilters: Join US!
We're quilters from Metro Denver, Colorado. Traditional to modern; beginners to experienced quiltmakers; techniques of all kinds—piecing, machine and hand quilting, applique, foundation piecing, English paper piecing; all are welcome in our quilt guild.
Quiltmakers from Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Castle Rock, Centennial, Conifer, Englewood, Evergreen, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, Parker, Morrison, Thornton & more call ACQ our quilt guild!