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Arapahoe County Quilters

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 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

    • April 01, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holly's Quilt Cabin
    • 12

    Brilliance Quilt Workshop with Pat Syta

    Pat is going to teach her newest pattern, Brilliance, for us in a workshop at Holly's Quilt Cabin.  She expects to have fabric to make kits out of before the class.  You can check with her to order the kit at her website, or order the pattern from her and then select your own fabric.

    Learn More about Pat

    Pat started sewing when she was about twelve years old. In 1991 she began quilting when a friend she worked with talked her into taking her first quilting class. Pat was to make an eight-block sampler, but eight blocks weren’t enough of a challenge, so Pat made an eighteen block queen sized quilt, which she still sleeps under.

    The quilt bug hit hard. Two years after her first class, Pat began teaching at a local shop in Anchorage, Alaska.   Teaching beginners is her specialty, but she loves traveling, teaching to all levels of students and taking challenging classes herself.

    Pat promptly became active in three guilds when moving to Colorado. Along with some friends Pat started Parker Piecekeepers Quilt guild in Parker, became the director of Quilt Colorado in 2012, and is a past Program Chair of us --  Arapahoe County Quilters.

    * Class length: 6 hours




    • July 15, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wooden Spools
    • 10


      with Margaret Willingham

    Margaret is going to teach us her techniques for mixing reverse applique and applique, and other simple ways to add dimension to your quilt.

    This will be an in-person workshop held at Wooden Spools.  Look for a chance to find some Cherry Wood fabrics at Wooden Spools.

    * Skill level:   This is a hand-work class, you do not need to bring a sewing machine, just basic sewing supplies, check the Supply List for essentials.  Feel free to shop Wooden Spools for fabric.

    * Class length: 6 hours, 10AM to 4PM

Past Workshops

March 11, 2023 Piece Curves with Confidence with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
February 17, 2023 ACQ Winter Retreat
February 15, 2023 Block of the Month with Pat Syta
February 11, 2023 T-Shirt Quilt Starter class with Beth Sullivan
January 21, 2023 "Makeup" Workshop: Aurora Quilt with Shelley Cavanna
January 14, 2023 Spontaneous Log Cabin with Michele Crawford
January 14, 2023 Crumb Quilting with Michele Crawford
November 12, 2022 November Workshop: Aurora Quilt with Shelley Cavanna
October 15, 2022 October Workshop: Shattered Blossoms / Fractured Flowers with Swan Sheridan
September 10, 2022 September Workshop: Making Prints with Maria Shell
August 13, 2022 August Workshop: Stack & Cut Hexagon Quilts with Marci Baker
June 18, 2022 June Workshop: Tuffet Class
May 14, 2022 May Workshop: Fantastic Fusion with Lisa Walton
April 16, 2022 April Workshop: New Circuitry with Scarlett Rose
March 12, 2022 March Workshop: Mexican Stars Wallhanging with Annette Ornelas
January 15, 2022 January Workshop: Modern Dresden • 5 Different Finishes • Candace Grisham
October 23, 2021 October Workshop: Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs
September 18, 2021 September Workshop: Guided Improv • Pointed Comments with Tammy Silvers
August 21, 2021 August Workshop: Windy Wonders • Scrappy Fun with Baby Windmills • Diane Harris
July 16, 2021 July Workshop: Intro to Fabric Dying with Cheryl Lynch
July 10, 2021 Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Social
April 14, 2021 Picturesque-Let's Plant a Garden with Kate Colleran
March 23, 2021 Tuesday Evening FMQ Club
March 13, 2021 Saturday Morning FMQ Club
February 13, 2021 February Workshop: Half-Square Triangle Master Class
January 30, 2021 January Workshop: Techniques, Techniques and More Techniques
April 17, 2020 VIRTUAL April Workshop: Wedge Curve Improv (2-Day Workshop)
March 13, 2020 March Workshop: 30-Something
February 14, 2020 February Workshop: Applique Portrait Quilts (2-Day Workshop)
November 15, 2019 November Workshop: Colorado Winter


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.


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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