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The next guild meeting is December 9.  An evening of fun will include a presentation by Carol Wilkerson called  "A Round Robin: Is It Right for You? A Lighthearted Look at Community Quilting Projects".  Also lots of games and prizes.  Join us and wear a festive hat!  RSVP for the online meeting now.


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  • November 02, 2021 8:08 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Charity Quilts is in a flurry of activity to reach our goal of 300 quilts delivered in 2021. If you have kits to finish or quilts to quilt or quilted quilts to bind in your possession, join us for the last Charity Quilts Community Sew Day of 2021. We'll be meeting on Zoom on November 28 so sign up to get the Zoom link. There won't be any more Drive-thrus in 2021 but reach out to Sheila Clark if you have questions.

    The ladies of CPNLS, Deb Gudel and Vivian Cardenas, are handing off the program to Beth Taggert and Doreen Mortimer and were seen at the October 30 Drive-thru passing the baton and their wisdom to the new chairpersons. Thanks Deb and Vivian for everything you've done for this charity and Welcome Beth & Doreen!

     Did you know there's a new section on the website expressly to capture in pictures the work of ACQ's Charitable Activities?

  • November 02, 2021 7:02 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Membership renewal emails issued just this week. You can renew your membership online for the 2022 calendar year.  Dues are $35 and payment can be made online too. Just a few quick steps and your membership will be renewed for 2022. 

    If you weren't a member in 2021, please complete the membership application form

    Reset Your Password

    If you haven't signed in to your account yet, click on the blue silhouette (desktop) or the arrow (mobile) found at the top right of the page, and click on 'Forgot password'. Follow the prompts to reset your password.

    Renew Your Membership and Update Your Profile

    Look for the email sent to all members on Tuesday, November 2. Follow the green button “Renew Your Membership” in that email. After signing in to your account, you’ll be taken to your Profile page. Follow the blue button “Renew to January 01, 2023” to pay your dues securely online. You will have the opportunity to update your profile including your picture (that helps us to get to know each other) and your contact information. In the Interests section of your Profile please be sure to mark your quilting style, Bee participation and ACQ service interests. All of the guild activity relies on the time, treasure and talents of our members. Let us know what the guild can do for you and what you can do for the guild. 

    Can’t find that email? Log in to your account, click on the blue silhouette at the top right and select "View profile” and you’ll find the blue button to “Renew to January 01, 2023”.  We can’t wait to see you at all the wonderful events planned for 2022.

    Register for 2022 Workshops

    Now that your membership is up to date, be sure to check out the 2022 Workshops and register soon.

    Remember that the best price for workshops is the Early Bird Admission for ACQ members. Please review the 2022 workshop pricing options that have been shared at our program meetings and in the newsletter, especially the Workshop Package Bundles available to members only through November 11.

    To pique your interest for the 2022 workshops, here is information regarding the January workshop.

    JANUARY – Candace Grisham

    • Lecture– 13th “Dresden Reimagined” – Candy shares her journey with the Dresden block into the modern quilt world, art quilts, and publishing.  Includes a Trunk Show with photos and instruction.
    • Workshop – 15th “Modern Dresden – 5 Different Finishes” – A modern update for making a variety of Dresden designs using 5 different variations of edge finishes. The size and design variations are endless! Designed to be a technique class, you will determine how many plates, sizes, and finishes you desire as you create your own fiber art piece.  A fun and creative workshop!  NoteThis is a two-part workshop.  Part 2, a Show-and-Tell, will be held on February 26th.

    Want to see what’s in store for all of 2022? Find it all here! 

    Submitted by Deb Roth

  • November 02, 2021 6:59 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    It is mid-October and I am writing this article for the November newsletter.  It is in advance of our October 30th book fair, but the newsletter will be issued in early November – after the book fair.

    I want to give thanks in advance to those volunteers who helped with the book fair.  Equally important, I want to thank everyone who showed up for the book fair.  We hope you are enjoying your purchases and are having fun getting inspired and starting some new projects.  In fact, we have a favor to ask:  it would be great if people shared pictures on the ACQ FB community page of the books you purchased, plans you have and/or projects that are underway based on your purchase.  It will be fun to see what the second life looks like for these books.

    Happy reading and happy quilting!

    Submitted by Mary Rogers and Ann Roman


  • November 02, 2021 6:51 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    The Spoolin' Around Bee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-9 PM at Wooden Spools Quilt Shop in Englewood (2805 S. Broadway). We are a fairly new bee.  A few months ago when we began to meet again, we merged the Spoolin' Around bee with the QuiltersDEN bee.  We are very casual; everyone works on their own projects, we all share our "show and tells" and we support each other in our quilting projects.  Some people bring hand projects to work on like wool applique, bindings, or EPP, some people like to take advantage of the large cutting tables in the classroom to cut out projects, and some people like to bring their machines and sew for a few hours-- really, anything goes.  Right now the bee is open to anyone who would like to attend.

    Want more information? Contact Rachael Lambrecht 

    Submitted by Rachael Lambrecht


  • November 02, 2021 4:36 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Each month of this year I will be introducing a new block.  You may take this as an opportunity to build your own skills.  Additionally, I encourage you to post your block creations either on our ACQ Community Facebook page or on Instagram using #ACQPresidentBlock2021.  Each block you post will be entered into a monthly drawing for a fat quarter bundle.  If you aren’t on social media – no problem, just send me an email with your photo (pond.jennifer@comcast.net).  We will draw the winner at the next guild meeting, and you don’t need to be present to win (although we hope you will because we have a great line-up this year!).  The winner of October’s block will be announced at the November meeting, and the November block at the December meeting.

    This month’s blocks is the Wild Goose Chase.  A little history on the block: Nature was an obvious and rich source for quilt patterns. Many patterns are named for trees, flowers, animals and birds. The homesteaders watched the migration of flocks of geese and created quilts with that in mind. Although the triangle is used in hundreds of other quilt designs, in this block, triangles represent the geese. Pioneer women expressed their artistic abilities and creativity in the way they arranged the triangles or geese, and in the colors they used. That may be one reason why the Wild Goose Chase pattern has at least 14 variations.

    Instructions for this month’s block may be downloaded from https://www.fatquartershop.com/wild-goose-chase-quilt-block-free-pattern

  • November 02, 2021 4:34 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    The month of November is typically a month where we reflect on the blessings we have in our lives.  In our house, we each share one thing we are thankful for each day at dinner.  It’s a great way to be reflective and focus on gratitude.  So, what are you thankful for?

    This year I am thankful for all of our members who have stepped up to help in keeping our guild moving forward.  A year ago, we were hoping to be back to “normal” meetings – yet, we have hung in there continuing the online format in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.  We have also expanded into opportunities to meet as small groups: including a guild visit to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, book fair and drive thru/drop off events.  We have led two successful online auctions to support our charitable quilts – all thanks to the generous donors and bidders.

    As we look forward to 2022, we have some amazing things to look forward to – and be thankful for.  We have an opportunity for guild members to register for a workshop bundle (either 5 or 9) at a significant discount.  This will lock in your spot for our limited space workshops.  We also have the Festival of Quilts, postponed from this year, which will feature a celebration of quilting by our guild members.  We are also planning an exciting virtual retreat coming in February!  Stay tuned for updates.

    And a special thank you to all the volunteers who are making these awesome events happen!


  • October 02, 2021 9:39 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    What does the White Rabbit and fall have in common?

    Both are late this year…as is this message.  Although COVID afforded time to enjoy hobbies and open schedules, it seems that things are starting to get back to normal, and for me normal means super busy.  Helping to get the guild ready for another outstanding year, planning for activities and making sure we have a fabulous Fall Auction, time got away from me this month.

    Speaking of the upcoming year, our Program Director for 21/22 has been putting out teasers on the 2021 program line up. This year we are going to do something a bit different, and allow for you to fill up your schedule in advance by purchasing a program plan. More information is shared in a separate article and at the next guild meeting on this opportunity – and because workshop spaces are limited, this is a great way to make sure that you are registered for all the classes you want!

    To round out this year, we have several great speakers coming up – and a special treat coming in December (fingers crossed, we can meet in person) which will help set us up for next year.  

    With all the excitement, we are always looking for volunteers to help lighten the work.  If you have skills in marketing, note taking, or want to help out with short term opportunities – there is room for you! The best way to let us know what your passion is in making the most of your Guild membership is to update your member profile to include your ACQ Service Interests. You’ll find your profile and a button to edit it by clicking on the “blue person button” in the upper right corner of the green ACQ banner at the very top of every website page and select View Profile. (Oh my, I’m glad we have more techie people than me in this guild!) Contact VP Membership Deb Roth if you need more help with this. 


    Submitted by Jen Dietz, ACQ President

  • October 02, 2021 7:36 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Each month of this year I will be introducing a new block. You may take this as an opportunity to build your own skills. Additionally, I encourage you to post your block creations either on our ACQ Community Facebook page or on Instagram using #ACQPresidentBlock2021. Each block you post will be entered into a monthly drawing for a fat quarter bundle. If you aren’t on social media – no problem, just send me an email with your photo (pond.jennifer@comcast.net). We will draw the winner at the next guild meeting, and you don’t need to be present to win (although we hope you will because we have a great line-up this year!). The winner of September’s block will be announced at the October meeting, and the October block winner at the November meeting. (Note from Newsletter Editor: Boy did I mess up not copying the September block instructions into the September newsletter article! If you made the September block you are a Block Star!!!)

    The October block is the Bento Block brought to you by The Spruce Crafts. You can use precuts or yardage for the pattern depending on what you prefer and the look you want. Try it with scraps for a real challenge using the color and value tips you learned from Diane Harris at our August meeting. You’ll find the pattern and instructions here. Have fun with this block. Can’t wait to see what you do.   


    Submitted by Jen Dietz, ACQ President

  • October 02, 2021 6:44 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    After a resounding success of the Spring Online Auction 2021, the Fall Online Auction 2021 is on its way! The Fall Auction includes fall and holiday items including quilts of many sizes, table runners and toppers, handmade bags, a bag class and Collectors Editions of  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine.  All of the beautiful items are donated by members like you knowing that they will bring delight to their new owners; only one of the reasons we practice this art. 

    Photos and descriptions of items will be posted in advance on October 14 to 16 with the auction going live October 17 to 24. Help us spread the word about this event to your friends near and far using your personal social media accounts. 

    Here is a sampling of the items that have been donated.  





  • October 02, 2021 4:48 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Excellent News!. The Stitchin’ in Aurora Bee delivered numerous quilts to Clermont Commons. Please see the amazing pictures. Thank you so much to the Stitchin’ in Aurora Bee and ACQ members who made these wonderful quilts. The photos also answer the question, “What kind of quilts does ACQ donate?” These are only examples as not all of our donations go to veteran’s causes. You can see other examples by coming to the next Drive Thru scheduled for October 30, 2021. We are getting ready with more kits for you piecers and more quilt sandwiches for quilting or binding.

    Be sure to join us for the October Guild meeting for a short presentation by Dorotha Cicchinelli with the Colorado Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Services (CPNLS). It is sure to be informative. 

    If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions about Charity activities in ACQ, please do not hesitate to email me.  


    Submitted by Sheila Clark, VP Charitable Activities, 2022

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