Our programs are the highlight of our monthly meetings.
We feature national and local speakers who inspire and educate us.
Many of our speakers also teach workshops on Fridays following the guild meeting.
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.
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
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.
6:20 pm • Doors open for socializing
6:50 pm • Business meeting begins
Admission is $8 (free for members) unless otherwise noted. Visitors are welcome to attend.
Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
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:
Contact Alison Dale at email@example.com.
Pay at the next meeting to secure your spot. Checks go to Alison Dale; credit or debit cards will be processed by Kelly Collins.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
20 Twin size quilts for care facilities housing individuals with severe brain injuries
Chemo Quilts: Lap 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.