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Arapahoe County Quilters

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June 10 Guild Meeting: It's Demo Night! Time to start thinking about the 2022 Festival of Quilts!
Guests are free this month. Register now

ACQ Workshops

Workshops from our featured teachers provide an amazing opportunity to learn new techniques and expand your quiltmaking skills at a minimal cost. Payments are due with your registration.

See Workshop Policies below for details.

Upcoming Workshops

    • March 23, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • May 25, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • online using Zoom

    This is a great time to learn or improve your free motion quilting skills. We'll work on our individual samples or projects moving at our own speed. There'll be technical assistance and lots of encouragement from the group. We'll set up Zoom Rooms based on skill level or technique and you choose which works best for you.

    This event is for the Tuesday evening club sewcials through May 2021. We're scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday evening after the monthly Guild meeting. Register for all 3 Tuesdays in this one event and receive reminders about 2 days before each sewcial. 

    We also meet on Saturday mornings. Register for those events here.

    SUPPLY LIST - Get it here

    FAQ - Get it here 

    • April 14, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • June 16, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • online using Zoom
    • 24
    Registration is closed

    Start with a pack of 5" squares and plant a garden with this fun flower block. Or, grab fabrics from your stash! How you start to collect fabrics for the quilt is up to you! Quilt Along classes will include 4 sessions of 1 ½ hours each. Topics to be covered in the sessions will include color choices, tips on achieving that good ¼" seam allowance, how to make the stem units and how to enlarge the quilt into the Gardenesque version with borders!

    Quilt is from the book Smash Your Precut Stash. Book is required for taking the class.

    In each of the 4 sessions we will cover techniques for making the quilt.

    April 14: Session 1- color choices and picking the quilt version you will make- Picturesque with a small border or Gardenesque with multiple borders including a pieced ribbon border. Will review how to resize Picturesque with just adding a larger border.
    Homework: picking out fabrics (if not already done ) and cutting the fabrics

    April 25: Session 2- Basic block layout, the 1/4" seam , HST tips and how to make the stem unit.
    Homework: making blocks.

    May 19: Session 3 - layout options and sewing blocks into rows
    Homework: sewing the rows

    June 16: Session 4- how to enlarge a quilt including the pieced borders and measuring for borders


    Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs started in 2003, a collaboration between myself and Elizabeth Balderrama. I did the designs and Elizabeth did consultations, pattern testing and was the shipping maven. She kept me on track and in check! My daughter Alyssa has always been our consultant for color and style and our booth babe at Quilt Market!

    In 2012, my husband and I moved from our hometown in Connecticut to Colorado and I decided to take a break from my other profession, nursing, which I had done for over 30 years. What a great few years it has been with lots of new patterns, quilts in magazines, a Craftsy class and the book, Smash Your Precut Stash with C&T Publishing.

    Then, in late 2015 I became the sole owner of the business. Elizabeth retired but luckily for me, Alyssa occasionally still consults and comes to Quilt Market when she can. Her jobs at an organic farm and at a local quilt shop keep her pretty busy.

    From day 1, our goal was to help you make a quilt. And to have fun. And my goal is unchanged. To me quilting is about creating, about learning and having fun and about community.

    Learn more about Kate Colleran:

    • https://seamslikeadream.com/
    • https://www.facebook.com/SeamsLikeaDreamQuilts
    • https://www.instagram.com/seamslikeadreamquilts/
    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiuBSD7zmblzHUU4SlHY5Kw


    SUPPLY LIST:  Get it here 

    Order information for REQUIRED BOOK:

    The book is available at quilt shops or online at SeamsLikeADream.com.

    Be sure to order your book with plenty of time for shipping.

    Ask Kate directly if you have questions about the book.


Workshops start promptly at 10:00 am. Please confirm you have online access info at least the day before the workshop. 

Unless otherwise noted full day workshop fees are: 

  • $50 Early Bird Admission for ACQ Members (paid in full 55 days prior to workshop)
  • $60 Regular Admission for ACQ members (available 54 days prior to workshop)
  • $70 Regular Admission Non-members (available 35 days prior to workshop) 

A waitlist will be created if a workshop sells out. 

Workshops will be held online, most likely via Zoom. See individual workshop for details.

  • Any member or guest signing up to participate in a workshop sponsored by ACQ must make payment for the entire amount of the class enrollment fee at the time of registration. Registration is not complete and class placement is not reserved until payment is received in full.
  • The participant may cancel and receive a full refund if cancellation is received in writing to the current VP Programs, Lynn Roginski, prior to 90 days in advance of the workshop.

  • If the notice is received after 90 days, the participant's fee will be retained by ACQ. However, the participant may arrange for another person to take their place at the workshop but ACQ will not be a party to the financial arrangements made between the parties. Original participant must notify ACQ of the transferred registration before the class meeting time. 


  • All workshops are open to ACQ members initially.

  • Non-members interested in a workshop may register 35 days prior to the workshop when space is still available.

  • Non-members pay a slightly higher workshop fee.

  • You may wish to join ACQ in order to take advantage of early discounted workshop fees. 


Contact Lynn Roginski, VP Programs 2021.


2nd Thursdays: currently online

When we can be in person:
First Plymouth Congregational Church
3501 S. Colorado Blvd.
Englewood, CO


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