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No Guild meeting in June, so join us at ACQ's Festival of Quilts XVI on June 9 & 10.  For details, please visit the Festival of Quilts web page.

Next monthly Guild Meeting: Thursday July 13, 6:30 PM in person at our NEW LOCATION, Our Father Lutheran Church, 6335 S Holly St, Centennial and on Zoom.  Featuring "A Creative Journey" with Margaret Willingham of Eye of the Beholder Quilts.

2023 Quilt Show

FESTival of quilts XVI

ACQ's Festival of Quilts XVI will be held June 9 - 10, 2023  The quilt show will display more than 100 beautiful quilts made by members of ACQ.  The show includes a boutique and vendors, as well.  An Opening Reception for Awards will be held the evening of Thursday, June 8. 

The Festival of Quilts (FOQ) is open to the public on June 9 and 10, at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S Colorado Blvd, Englewood, CO 80113. 


Friday - 9am - 5pm

Saturday -  9am - 4pm

Admission will be good for both days

 $10 per person

Children under 12 - $2

Seniors over 65 - $8

Groups of 10 or more - $8 per person, groups must arrive together

Quilt Show PUBLICiTY

Help us publicize the ACQ Quilt Show on your social media accounts and by printing flyers to hang or hand out at your favorite hang-outs!  

Check out the publicity packet page for ACQ members with helpful details and graphics to include with your Facebook, Instagram, and Next Door posts.  

Here is a printable pdf with 2 of the colorful Quilt Show flyers per page.  Print flyers to hang and hand out.  A pdf version publicity packet can be printed out for your use.


Do you have a young family member, neighbor, student, or friend who quilts? 

ACQ members may sponsor a youth entry into the Quilt Show.  This is a unique experience for young quilters to have their quilt judged and displayed in the show!

We have two youth categories:

  • Youth 12 and under – For entrants ages 12 years and younger; quilt must be made mostly by the entrant.
  • Youth 13 to 17 – For entrants ages 13 through 17 years; quilt must be made mostly by the entrant.


FOQ Timetable – Important dates, when/where to turn in your quilt and the show timeline!

  • February 9 through April 7, 2023: ACQ member priority entry period online or using paper form.
  • April 8 – April 28, 2023: Online late quilt entries accepted with entry submitted and paid online for ACQ members. All entry forms must be submitted by April 28.Through May 31, sign up to sell your crafty goods in the boutique!
  • Through May 31, sign up to sell your crafty goods in the boutique!
  • Friday, May 26 - Monday, June 5:  Early drop off for quilts at one of these local shops: Creative Needle, Holly’s Quilt Cabin, Wooden Spools, Fabric Play. (Quilts are not returned to the shops after show.  Check with the shop for days/hours open).
  • Tues, June 6: Drop off quilts, at the show site in Plymouth Hall from 4pm - 7pm (Last chance, if you did not use early drop off.) 
  • Wednesday, June 7: Judge & photograph quilts.
  • Thursday, June 8: Hang quilts, Boutique set up.
  • Thursday, June 8, 6 pm: Opening Reception.
  • Friday, June 9, 9 am- 5 pm: Quilt show open to the public.
  • Saturday June 10, 9 am - 4pm: Quilt show open to the public.
  • Saturday, June 10, 4 pm: Quilt show closes and quilts taken down.
  • Saturday, June 10, 5 -6 pm: Pick up quilts at the show site. All quilts must be picked up at this time!


ACQ sends a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who donated to the quilt show honoring or remembering someone special.  The quilt show program is being assembled to include those remembrances, so the online donations for Friends of the Festival of Quilts are closed.  Thanks!

Quilt Show Checklist

Finish your quilt. Remember to add a hanging sleeve & label. (If you need help with the sleeve, see these instructions.)

104 quilts are entered. Thank you members!!  Review entry rules and reminders about getting your quilt to the show.

Sign up to volunteer.  Check out this document for descriptions of all the volunteer positions at the FOQ.

Post about the 2023 Quilt show on your social media.  See publicity information above.

Sign up to sell your crafty things in the Quilt Show boutique.

Download publicity flyers; Bring them to work or other places you spend time.  Invite your friends and neighbors to the quilt show.

Gather your friends and family to come to the Quilt show, June 9 & 10.

See the FOQ Timeline above with important dates for dropping off your quilt and seeing the show!!


Registration is closed.  104 quilts are entered in the show, including 2 youth quilts!

ACQ members please review the entry rules and information to assist you in preparing your quilt for hanging  in the show.  

FOQ 2023 Registration - Definitions & Rules

Contact Deb Roth if you have questions about your quilt show entry registration.


The craft boutique is part of our quilt show and features handcrafted items made by ACQ members.

ACQ Members, this is the time to show off your handcrafted items (no commercial or manufactured items will be accepted).

Boutique registration form and fee of $20 is due by May 31.  You can register & pay online here or download the Boutique registration document and mail it with your check.

Questions about the Boutique?  Please contact Marge Mieger.


A successful quilt show requires many helping hands!  All ACQ members are encouraged to volunteer and enjoy the fellowship and friendship of the FOQ. 

All quilt show entrants are required  to sign up for one 2-hour volunteer shift for each quilt they enter.

There are many types of volunteer opportunities, some on the days before the show opens, and some during the show.  For descriptions of the different volunteer positions, take a look at this document. 

Please follow this link to the volunteer sign-up form to see available volunteer positions, dates, and times. 

If you have questions about Volunteering at the Quilt Show, please contact Angie Nofziger.


Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month

All meetings are streamed online

Starting in July 2023 In person meetings are held at:
Our Father Lutheran Church

6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO


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