Quilt Show Member Info

ACQ Members: Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Festival of Quilts



QUILT ENTRY IS OPEN for the 2019 Festival of Quilts.


NEW this year: enter your quilts online! 

Reference Information           

Download the 2019 FOQ Flier !

"Tree of Life" by Nancy Metzger 

Best Longarm Quilting award at

ACQ's 2017 Festival of Quilts

Remember these dates!

  • February 1 through April 12, 2019: ACQ Member priority entry period for $20 per quilt online or paper form.  

  • April 13 - May 3, 2019: Online entries accepted with $25 per entry paid online for ACQ members and the non-members. All entry forms must be received by May 3!

  • Friday, May 31 thru Mon, June 10: Early drop off for quilts at participating local shops

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2010: Last chance to drop off quilts, at the show site* in Plymouth Hall from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  All quilts must be received by June 11!

  • Thurs, June 13 Evening: Opening Reception.

  • Friday and Saturday, June 14-15: Quilt show open to the public.

  • Saturday, June 15, 4:00 p.m. Quilt show closes and quilts taken down.

  • Saturday, June 15, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Pick up all quilts at the show site.

Finishing Reminders

  •  Your quilts need labels on them​: The label should at least include: your name, and the name of the quilt. You can include other things on the label if you would like. If your quilt is being judged please cover your label with another piece of fabric. You can just pin a piece of fabric over the label. This is so the judges won’t know whose quilt they are judging.

  • All quilts must have a 4-inch finished sleeve attached on the back, top edge of the quilt. Find instructions on how to create and attach a sleeveNote: If quilt is over 88" in length, a sleeve must be positioned at 88" from the bottom. 

  • Bring your quilt in a fabric bag: That bag should also have your name and the name of the quilt on it. You may use pillowcases or bags you make that are big enough for the quilt. Please don’t bring your quilt in a plastic trash bag. They are slippery and are difficult to manage when we are stacking quilts.

Quilt Entry Drop Off Options

  • May 31 - June 10: Drop off at one of the following Quilt Shops:
    Creative Needle, Fabric Expressions, High Prairie Quilts, Holly’s Quilt Cabin, Wooden Spools, TreeLotta.

  • June 11: Entries accepted at the show site. 4:00-7:00 pm.

Quilt Pick Up

  • June 15: Pick up quilts at show site from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

  • Note: written authorization is required for someone else to pick up your quilt. Include this authorization with your quilt at drop off. 


Facebook users, please share the Festival of Quilts event on the ACQ Facebook page with your Facebook friends.



  • Registration coordinator Deb Roth: email or 720.234.0343

  • FOQ Committee Chair Amy Peterson: email or 303.726.2212




Have fun volunteering with other ACQ members and then stay to enjoy the Festival of Quilts or vice versa!


There are a wide variety of volunteer jobs that need to be filled to put on the Festival of Quilts. 


The sooner you sign-up, the better your chances are of getting the job you want.


All volunteers will be entered into a drawing for two quilts at the end of the show.

How to Sign up



  • Contact Jen Dietz: email, or Amy Peterson: email or 303.726.2212




This is the time to show off your handcrafted items and make some money!

All items sold in the FOQ Boutique must be handcrafted by a member of ACQ.

No commercial or manufactured items will be accepted.

All Boutique Registration Forms and checks must be received
by May 31, 2017


  • Contact Marge Mieger: email or 303.696.8021

Quilt Appraisals Available by Appointment at Festival of Quilts.

Jeananne Wright will be appraising quilts by appointment on June 14 & 15.


Jeananne Wright is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and has the endorsement from USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).

Jeananne has been a certified quilt appraiser since 2002 and appraises both new and old quilts for insurance, donation and market value.  She has 12 different lectures of which she has given throughout the USA.   Jeananne is a noted quilt historian and the author of many published articles.  She has one of the premiere antique quilt collections in the country.


So, whether you are interested in an appraisal to have a value for insurance or resale purposes or to understand more about an older quilt, this is a great opportunity.


  • The appraisal will cost $50.00 for a written appraisal (30 minutes). 

  • Call Jeananne directly to set up your appointment: 303.772.7684


2019 Member Challenge

  • You will purchase a 10” x 10” square of fabric to use in the challenge quilt for $5.00. This fabric must be easy identified in the surface of the finished quilt.

  • The quilt will be maximum size of 20” x 20” finished in any technique you wish but it needs to be a quilt.

  • This is defined as 3 layers (top, batting, and backing). It can be bound any way you wish

  • it must have a 4” hanging sleeve; and a clear label identifying the maker.

  • Finished quilts should be turned in by 6:20 pm on May 9, 2019 (May Meeting).  Everyone present at the meeting will be eligible to vote on their favorites. There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons plus Viewer’s Choice.

Member Challenge Quilts will be displayed at the Festival of Quilts.  

They will be returned at the July 2019 meeting or by contacting Carole Fronk, carole.fronk@gmail.com, 303.759.4613 after the Festival of Quilts.


Improved! Note Cards for Purchase.


We are going to offer you the opportunity to purchase notecards with a picture of your quilt on the front of the cards again this Festival of Quilts.


You will only be able to order cards with your quilts on them.


We are implementing some improvements based on lessons learned from our last show which we believe will significantly improve the quality. The price will be the same: 6 cards for $10.


You will be able to preview the photo before purchasing in the Boutique and we will offer to sell them at the July meeting as well. Plans are to have the cards available at the August meeting. 



2nd Thursdays, 6:50 pm

First Plymouth Congregational Church

3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO

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