Activities

 

ACQ Activities

 

Our programs are the highlight of our monthly meetings.

 

We host a Quilt Show every two years (the next one will be in June, 2021). We create a raffle quilt each year as a fundraiser for the benefit of quilt education and charitable gifts. We make quilts for charities in Denver—and so much more—all with fun, friendship and creativity at the heart of what we do.

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2019 Workshops

October 11 • Marianne Jeffrey: Elaborate Adventures Quilt—Spectacular Quilts Using Simple Foundation Pieced Blocks

November • Mimi Hollenbaugh & Pat Syta: TBA

December • No Workshop

Find details at Workshop Descriptions.

Watch for the 2020 lineup coming soon!

2019 Guild Meetings

Doors open at 6:20. Meeting starts at 6:50.


November 14 • Mimi Hollenbaugh & Pat Syta • Bound to Be Quilting

NOTE: The doors will open tonight at 6:00 pm for the BOOK SALE. The  meeting will begin at 6:50 pm

December 12 • Potluck & Silent Auction

Find all of the details at Program Descriptions.

Watch for the 2020 lineup coming soon!

Monthly 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 topics. Members share quilts we've made in Show & Tell. We learn about upcoming events and activities that support the art of quilt making in our community. 

 

TIME

6:20 pm • Doors open for socializing

6:50 pm • Business meeting begins

 

COST

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

LOCATION

Plymouth Congregational Church

3501 S. Colorado Blvd.

Englewood, CO

2019 ACQ Workshops

Workshops from our featured teachers provide an amazing opportunity to learn new techniques and expand your quiltmaking skills at a minimal cost.

 

To register for a workshop:

  1. Contact Alison Dale at fabricexpressions@msn.com.

  2. Pay at the next meeting to secure your spot. Checks go to Alison Dale; credit or debit cards will be processed by Kelly Collins.

TIME

Workshops start promptly at 10:00 am.

Please arrive by 9:45 am so you have ample time to set up your machine and supplies. 

FEES

Full day classes are $50 for members/$65 for non-members unless otherwise noted. See individual listings for specific details. 

ACQ's 2019 Raffle Quilt

Each year ACQ members make a quilt to be raffled in December as a fundraiser for the guild. Raffle proceeds support our charity work, help with speaker travel costs and assist ACQ in many other areas. Tickets for our 2019 quilt are on sale. Bring your $10 and receive 12 tickets for this fantastic quilt! Please help ACQ by participating.


The Board strongly encourages all members to support this annual fundraiser by either buying or selling at least 10 tickets.

This year's quilt, Friendships through the Seasons, is an original design inspired by Lone Tree in Ohio by Glad Creations, Inc., Minneapolis, MN. Designed and pieced by the “Stitchin’ in Aurora” Bee: Nancy Conklin, Carol Haines, Carolyn Morris, Terri Scott and Jan Wolfgram. Quilted by: Linda Lillehammer of LinlillyLongarm, Denver, CO. The quilt is 93" x 94" and is appraised at $3550.

Tickets will be available at various community events throughout the year. Last event of the year is the Holiday Food & Gift Festival, November 15-17 at the National Western Complex. 

  • ACQ Members: Please sign up to help sell raffle tickets. Free admission to the show if you volunteer to help. 

  • Discount Coupon for $3 off Admission. Click to open and print.

 

Quilt Bees

 

ACQ encourages both new and existing members to join “bees,” which are small groups that gather weekly or monthly to work on individual or group quilting projects. Joining a bee is a wonderful way to meet new people, make friends, learn new techniques and enhance quilting skills. Some bees meet at libraries, while most rotate among members’ homes. Bees are formed by geographic location and desired meeting time. Contact the Beekeeper (Directory on the Members page) for more information.

 

Charitable Quilts

The Charitable Quilts Committee for Arapahoe County Quilters focuses on making quilts for local organizations, including:

  • House of Hope

  • Colorado Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Services

  • Mount St. Vincent's Children’s Home

  • Denver Health Medical

  • Children’s Hospital 

  • Parker Adventist Hospital 

We have many volunteers who participate in our endeavors. We assemble kits with pre-cut fabrics and instructions to hand out to volunteers each month at our meetings. When they have finished a top it is returned and quilted.

2019 Goals

  • 20 Twin size quilts for care facilities housing individuals with severe brain injuries

  • Chemo QuiltsLap size quilts for men and women

  • Quilts for Children’s Hospital: sizes should be a least 40" x 50" to larger lap quilt. Children’s cares for children 1 day old up to age 18. 

 

The Denver Metro Area Long Arm Quilters and other long-arm volunteers throughout the Denver area machine quilt some of our charitable quilts.  

 

Colorado Pregnancy and

Newborn Loss Services (CPNLS)

CPNLS provides provides a special service to parents after a loss. We as a group are able to help in a very small way by making little blankets.

Pick up a kit at guild meetings. It's a small effort from us, yet it makes a tremendous difference to the families who receive these blankets. 

 

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS

2nd Thursdays, 6:50 pm

First Plymouth Congregational Church

3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO

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MAILING ADDRESS

Arapahoe County Quilters
PO Box 5357
Englewood, CO 80155

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