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Celebrating the Art of Quiltmaking in Denver for 30+ Years

Upcoming ACQ events:  April 13 Guild Meeting is In person & live-streamed with Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Trunk Show featuring Red & White QuiltsMORE DETAILS & REGISTER.

April Workshop: Brilliance Quilt with Pat Syta, Saturday, April 1 9:30 - 4 PM at Holly's Quilt Cabin.  REGISTER & VIEW DETAILS.

ACQ's Festival of Quilts XVI s coming up June 9-10! Sign up now to enter a quilt and volunteer. For dates, times, details, please visit the Festival of Quilts web page.

ACQ Monthly Quilt 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 quilting topics. A highlight most months is Show & Tell when we share the quilts we've made.

See General Info below.

Upcoming Guild Meetings

    • April 13, 2023
    • 6:30 PM
    • Plymouth Congregational Church
    • 84
    Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Trunk Show featuring Red and White Quilts

    Who hasn’t been captivated by the eye-catching beauty of a red-and-white quilt?

    These stunning quilts can be a simple design of a patchwork quilt or the intricate design of a Mariner’s Compass.  Red and white quilts run the gamut of time from the early 1800s to contemporary studio art quilts.  RMQM brings you a wonderful collection of red-and-white quilts in a PowerPoint presentation as well as hands-on quilts
     for all to view and touch.

    If you own a Red & White quilt, please bring it for Show and Tell.



    Here are some direct links for upcoming activities at the Museum:

    Fabric and Friends Event

    Classes being offered

    • May 11, 2023
    • 6:30 PM
    • Plymouth Congregational Church
    • 95

    Do you struggle selecting the “right” fabrics? Do you stick with kits because you hate selecting fabrics? You just might be fabric phobic!

    In this lecture, Jenny shares several examples from her own work and offers practical methods to select colors and fabrics for your next project.

    About Jenny

    Jenny has always been creative and had a love of color. 

    I remember organizing my box of crayons in color order. I fed that drive with books, magazines, tv shows and videos. (I call this part "vicarious crafting", because I often went long stretches not making a DARN thing, just reading about it!) I learned garment construction, embroidery and crewel, floral design and even an unsuccessful attempt at knitting.  

    I often combined patterns, these sleeves, that neckline, this skirt, to get just the vision I wanted. When I started quilting, it brought all theses skills together and I was happily trapped. My little sewing space in the laundry was my oasis. To be a designer, you have to blaze your own trail. Others' ideas can be an inspiration, but you have to have your own point of view.  



    • July 13, 2023
    • 6:30 PM
    • Plymouth Congregational Church
    • 100
    Quilting: A Creative Journey with Margaret Willingham of Eye of the Beholder Quilts

    Margaret will be presenting a Lecture/ Trunk Show designed to renew you and spark your creative journey.   Margaret will share her love affair with applique and reverse applique, its history, the interplay of creativity and hope and the stories behind her quilts. 

    Quilters take the scraps of their lives and make something new out of them.  They daily stir up hope within as they put together color, pattern and design.

    Learn more about Margaret

    Two things inspire me  - creating things of beauty and helping others to find their creative voice while gaining the skills to make beautiful things.   Behind me in all of this is God the ultimate creator of all beauty.  

    I grew up with a legacy of family heirlooms.  Antiques passed down with love and history that were relished and used.  Among the furniture, china and silver was the hand work of my ancestors: lovely linens and quilts hand-stitched with decorative threads to grace a table or a bed.  All expressions of the makers' love for their families and friends, and hope in the future expressed creatively.

    Please join us at Margaret's workshop: Shooting Stars Table runner in-person at Wooden Spools on July 15th.


    Past Guild Meetings

    March 09, 2023 March Guild Meeting - Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
    February 09, 2023 February Guild Meeting - Memory Quilts with Beth Sullivan
    January 12, 2023 January Guild Meeting - Just Cut the Scrap with Michele Crawford
    December 08, 2022 December Guild Meeting and Social - "B.Y.O.B" Dinner with Guest Speaker Ellen Palmer
    November 10, 2022 November Guild Meeting - Modern Mosaic Quilts with Shelley Cavanna
    October 13, 2022 October Guild Meeting - Color Theory Applied: Fabric Collecting and Usage with Swan Sheridan
    September 08, 2022 September Guild Meeting - Traditional, Art, Modern: Notes from the Field with Maria Shell
    August 25, 2022 August Guild Meeting - The Cutting Edge with Kelly Gallagher Abbott
    July 14, 2022 July Guild Meeting - Show Me! An Online Trunk Show of Rare and Historic Quilts
    May 12, 2022 May Guild Meeting - Fabric and Form with Mary McCauley
    April 14, 2022 April Guild Meeting - A Look at Modern Celtic Quilting with Scarlett Rose
    March 10, 2022 March Guild Meeting - Dimensional Curved Piecing with Annette Ornelas
    February 10, 2022 February Guild Meeting - Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad
    January 13, 2022 January Guild Meeting - Dresden Reimagined with Candace Grisham
    December 09, 2021 December Guild Meeting - An Evening of Fun
    November 11, 2021 November Guild Meeting - Improv Paper Piecing with Amy Friend
    October 14, 2021 October Guild Meeting - Quilts of Illusions with Karen Combs
    September 09, 2021 September Guild Meeting - Seeing Double with Tammy Silvers
    August 12, 2021 August Guild Meeting - Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up
    July 10, 2021 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Social
    July 08, 2021 July Guild Meeting: Show and Tell Extravaganza
    June 10, 2021 June Guild Meeting: Demo Night
    May 13, 2021 May Guild Meeting: Shop Hop!
    April 08, 2021 April Guild Meeting: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
    March 11, 2021 March Guild Meeting: Fun with Free Motion Quilting
    February 11, 2021 February Guild Meeting: Quilt Remix • Heather Kojan
    January 14, 2021 January Guild Meeting: Creating Art Quilts with Panels • Joyce Hughes
    December 10, 2020 December Guild Meeting: How Quilters Celebrate Life with Meg Cox
    November 12, 2020 November Guild Meeting: Behind the Seams with Peter Byrne
    October 08, 2020 October Guild Meeting: The History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts, Jaimie Davis
    September 10, 2020 September Guild Meeting: Resizing Any Block with Cindy Barfield
    August 13, 2020 August Guild Meeting: Smash Your Stash! with Kate Colleran
    July 09, 2020 July Guild Meeting: Wildly Careening into Quilts with Kim Lapacek
    June 11, 2020 June Guild Meeting: Show & Tell Extravaganza + More
    May 14, 2020 ONLINE May Guild Meeting: Stitching, Symbols, Signature Style with Deborah Boschert
    April 16, 2020 VIRTUAL April Guild Meeting: Improvise! Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously with Sherri Lynn Wood
    March 12, 2020 March Guild Meeting: Moda and Beyond with Lynne Hagmeier
    February 13, 2020 February Guild Meeting: Making Faces with Lea McComas
    January 09, 2020 January Guild Meeting: Demo Night
    December 12, 2019 December Holiday Potluck & Silent Auction
    November 14, 2019 November Guild Meeting featuring Pat Syta and Mimi Hollenbaugh

    General Info


    6:15 pm • "Doors open" for socializing (doors may open early for some meetings—watch the calendar for details)

    6:30 pm • Business meeting begins 

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

    All meetings are currently online through Zoom. Those who register prior to the meeting will receive the link by email. The link is also available for members on the Members-only page. 

    Physical location when we're allowed to return: Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO. Enter the front doors, bear left, turn right, head down the long hallway, and the fellowship hall will be on the right.

    Please take photos of your finished quilts to share with all of us. We enjoy seeing all quilts—from the first quilt someone has made to entries in national quilt shows. See the Members-only page (password required) for submission info and the Photos page for a photo archive. 


    Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday 0f each month

    All meetings are streamed online

    In person meetings are held at:
    First Plymouth Congregational Church
    3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
    Englewood, CO  80113


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