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ACQ is hosting the Books and Bargains Yard Sale and Social on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 9 am to Noon.  (No guild meeting on the second Thursday evening in June.)  Join us for this fun event featuring silent auction, book sale, parade of quilts, voting on  "3 in 1" Challenge Quilts, refreshments, and friends!  At First Plymouth Congregational Church.   Please register.

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  • May 01, 2022 1:00 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Isn’t it great that we have the opportunity to be together again in person? Both May and June’s meetings are going to be in person meetings at the First Plymouth Church. We are still limited to 100 participants, so it is really important that you sign up in advance. If your name isn’t on the list, we will have you wait at the door until all registered participants are in. Our May meeting will be interactive - and our June meeting is more like a fun event of shopping, show and tell, and helping to raise funds for charitable activities and to secure programming for next year! June is open to guests - so please invite your quilty friends!

    That being said, we don’t want to exclude our remote members but the logistics of combining an In-person meeting with a Zoom meeting is still in the works. We are working to purchase equipment to make sure that we can offer both in-person and virtual guests a similar experience when our meetings are held in person. Some of our newest and most active members join us from locations outside of the Denver metro area - and since the technology is around to make it happen, we are researching on how to make it happen.

    And as always, this is a volunteer organization.  We can’t continue without active members that are willing to step up and help out.  While a board position may not be for you, consider volunteering to help out with our June Books and Bargains sale, finish infant loss blankets or bind charity quilts.  There truly is something for everyone to get involved with ACQ!

    Submitted by Jen Dietz, President


  • May 01, 2022 12:50 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Join us for a fun and interactive presentation at our Guild Meeting on May 12th with Mary McCauley as she presents “Fabric and Form”…a trunk show full of vessels and pop-up pages in quilted form with an accompanying talk and Q/A session. 

    Audience members are encouraged to touch the art, hold it up, and move it around to get the full 3D experience.  This will be our first in-person Guild Meeting in Plymouth Hall at the church!   Please bring a pair of scissors for cutting paper.  A simple pair of blunt-edged scissors used by kindergarteners will work just fine.  This lecture replaces our originally scheduled presentation which has been postponed until August.

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski, VP Programs

  • May 01, 2022 12:45 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    On Saturday May 14th and 21st,  join us for our virtual May workshop, “Fantastic Fusion” with Lisa Walton, who will be joining us online from Australia. Learn how to do improvised quilting using fusible web with your fabrics to allow more freedom of design, basic color and design principles, and a really SIMPLE technique of cutting and layering fabrics to create designs that would be incredibly difficult using traditional piecing techniques.  You’ll finish your quilt with an easy but professional facing technique.  

    This is a fun and creative workshop that will be held in two 3-hour sessions due to the difference in time zones.  Both sessions will be held from 6 pm – 9 pm MDT.

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski

  • May 01, 2022 12:30 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    This Event is BIG! It takes place Saturday, June 11th, from 9 am – 12 noon inside Plymouth Hall at the church.  It's replacing the June 2nd Thursday Guild meeting. It's a Parade of Quilts at 10:30. It's an opportunity to view and vote on the winners of the 2022 3-in-1 Challenge. It's the Annual Book Fair. It's an In-Person social event to meet up with old friends and share a refreshment and there are 5 fun ways to shop for Books and Bargains to raise money for the Guild. 

    • Individual Member’s Tables 

    • ACQ Set-Pricing Tables ($2 and $5 items)

    • ACQ Silent Auction Tables (Bid on a sewing machine complete with manual, quilt holders, fat quarter storage bags, unused fabric, templates and more!)

    • ACQ Free Items Tables

    • ACQ Book Sale Tables

     Wondering what to donate? Think outside the box. Make up fabric bundles of fat quarters or ½ yard fabrics and tie with a ribbon! Collect an assortment of unused rulers and make up a ruler package! Make up a paper-piecing package!  Make it fun and be creative!

    We need several volunteers who would like to assist with either set-up, checkout, hospitality, or other small duties as needed.  If interested, please contact either Kathy Wasilewski, Linda Starkey, or Ann Roman.  

    You must sign up in advance if you are planning to attend.  We are at a 100-person limit by the church and will need a count for refreshments and tables needed.

    Read the FULL details and REGISTER for this event. 

    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

  • May 01, 2022 12:30 PM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Looking for a treasured gift to give for a special occasion, or to add a touch of whimsey to your home?  Join us for our two-part Tuffet Class on Saturday, June 18th and 25th, from 10 am – 4 pm MDT at Holly’s Quilt Cabin. Learn how to sew your gorgeous tuffet cover during the 1st class session and turn that cover into an upholstered footstool during the 2nd session.  Tuffets measure 18” in diameter.

    In addition to the fabric required for the tuffet, you will also need the “Pattern and the Tuffet Finishing Kit” which can be ordered by filling out the FOOT SELECTION FORM on the Event Page. This MUST be filled out and submitted to Kathy Wasilewski prior to the May 19th deadline so that the instructor can invoice you for payment and the kits can be ordered. 

    REGISTER & get full details 

    Submitted by Kathy Wasilewski, VP Proigrams

  • May 01, 2022 11:30 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    By now you have heard and seen information regarding ACQ’s June “Books & Bargains” Yard Sale and Social. Our annual book fair will be part of this event.  The event will be from 9:00 to Noon at the church on Saturday June 11.  We will have the book sale set up in the church congregation hall (where we met pre-COVID).  On Saturday morning bring books you would like to donate and we will add them to the other books available for sale.  They will be happy to find a new quilter’s home.

    Books will be available for purchase at bargain prices:  $1.00 each or 6 books for $5.00.  Please donate and/or purchase books at our Books & Bargains Yard Sale and Social.  Proceeds will support ACQ’s charity activities. 

    Tips for Books & Bargains:

    • Cash or check are preferred method of payment.
    • Credit cards can be used for purchases of $20.00 or more.
    • Bring bags to take home your purchases.
    • Please register for this event as this will help us better plan for the event.
    • Have fun!!  We can’t wait to see everyone.

    Checked – Out ACQ Book Reminder:  Do you have a library book that you checked out pre-COVID?  If you are going to be at the May Program Meeting, please feel free to return it then.  Please do not bring any ACQ library books to the “Books & Bargains” Yard Sale and Social as we do not want them to get mixed in with sale books.

    Submitted by Ann Roman, VP Membership

  • May 01, 2022 11:00 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    Once again, the guild is planning a Fall Auction to raise funds for our charity projects.  The dates for this year’s auction are Thursday, October 13th – Saturday, October 22, 2022.  The auction will be held online through Auctria, same as last year.

    How can you help? ---

    1. We need people to donate items for the auction---these can be wall hangings, lap quilts, table toppers, runners, place mats, totes, zippered bags, aprons to name a few possibilities. The guild is looking for hand-crafted items.  Holiday items are always a hit with bidders!  I want to give you plenty of time to get something made by September!
    1. We will also need people to collect items at a “Pop-Up” event late August/ early September, people who have photography skills to make photos for the website, and people willing to distribute the goods to the winners at another Pop-Up event after the auction ends.

    Help support one of our guild’s primary purposes---charity quilts, including CPNLS, by helping with the fund raiser.  This is the only event we sponsor as a guild to raise funds for batting, thread, backing fabric, and fabrics and lace for the CPNLS blankets.  Please consider a contribution to help the cause.

    Contact Barb Pond at vicepresident@acqcolorado.org or text/call at 303-910-2572.  Thanks for your help!

  • May 01, 2022 10:30 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    As is tradition in ACQ, we like to send our President off with blocks to create a quilt commemorating their time as ACQ president. Jen Dietz has been our President for 2021 and 2022. We spoke with Jen, and she would like to create a red and white sampler quilt with blocks from members. In order to ensure that the blocks fit together, we are asking you adhere to the following perimeters:

    • Blocks can be made out of any combination of red and white.  This can be solids, tone on tone, prints or batiks. Quilters choice!

    • Blocks should measure either 6.5 inches or 12.5 inches - so that they will finish in the quilt at 6 or 12 inches.

    • Please include your name somewhere on the block so it is permanent

    • Please submit your block to Barb Pond by November 10, 2022  (in-person Meeting, Pop-Up, snail mail, carrier pigeon)

    Submitted by Barb Pond

  • May 01, 2022 10:00 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

    See you at the church for the May meeting. Please bring finished items and pick up more to sew, quilt or bind. We are still making quilts for children in the hospital, families trying to recover from the Marshall Fire, and women veterans at VOA Clermont Commons.

    And a message from a Marshall Fire Victim:

    Dear Sheila, 
       I want to thank you so much for being there for us as we lost our home in the Marshall fire and our  prized possessions such as family quilts passed on and a wedding gift quilt. We were so delighted to receive this beautiful quilt. Thank you for helping us to heal during this time. We will treasure this quilt and think of you and your hard work and love. The colors are so beautiful in the quilt.
      Thank you so much.

    With much  love and gratitude,
       Dave and Eileen Reynolds

  • May 01, 2022 10:00 AM | Lynn Roginski (Administrator)

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