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Posted by Rita Faussone 8/10/14
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In conjunction with our workshop by Betty Busby, she will also give a lecture titled “An Artistic Journey” at 7 p.m., Friday, September 12th at the Clarion Inn on Horizon Drive. The lecture is free to AQuA members. There is a $5 fee for non-members, payable at the door.
Betty Busby has been making her living from her art since 1976. This 45 minute slide show covers her origins in the ceramic tile manufacturing business through to the many phases her quilting has passed through over the years.
Betty has introduced several unique materials in her art quilting and will include several step-by-step procedures in creating finished pieces. Questions are welcomed and samples of the products used will be available for up close viewing.
Posted by Rita Faussone 8/6/14
Please remember that the mini workshop “Dyeing Basics” to be taught by Eldrid Schafer and Tana LaDuke has been scheduled for September 20th. The supply list and directions to Eldrid’s home are here and are also posted on the website under Upcoming Workshops (mini workshops). Supply List for Sept
Susan Van Vorhees will collect the $20 non-refundable workshop fee at the August 16th meeting.
Posted by Rita Faussone 8/6/14
The July 2014 Meeting Notes have been posted under Member Info >newsletters.
Posted by Rita Faussone August 3, 2014
Welcome to summer and a long list of quilt events for your members entertainment.
Quilt-A-Fair is coming up September 26-27. Please add Quilt-A-Fair to your guild calendars and social media to help us get the word out. (Note the correct spelling ).
If you have an event you want added to my next list, let me know before August 8. If I have 3-4 months advanced notice, I will send it to other guilds and shops for inclusion in their social medias. Its lots of free publicity for your event.
Thanks for keeping everyone informed………..Barb Gardner CQC Publicity Chair
Quilt Colorado is coming to the Longmont Conference Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont CO, July 15-20. (It’s just East of the Twin Peaks Mall, on the north side of Ken Pratt. Look for the Best Western hotel sign).
It’s a chance for Colorado quilters to interact with nationally known teachers and see a first class quilt show and vendors mall without having to travel. It only happens every other year so don’t miss it. It’s sponsored by the Colorado Quilting Council.
The quilt show, vendors mall and free lectures are open to the public July 17, 18 & 19 from 9AM-5:30PM (last tickets sold at 4:30). Daily admissions are $10. per person, $8. Seniors (over 62) and students (10-17), children under 10 are free.
There are still a few spaces in classes. Check out the descriptions online. All class fees include a lunch.
Spaces are also open for the banquets. Bill Kerr will speak Friday night (July 18). Rob Appell will speak Saturday night and Jennie Rayment will speak Sunday for lunch.
Email Kay, at 303-986-4560 or regi...@yahoo.com for to register for classes or banquets.
Something new this year is a series of lecture that are free, with a day pass or class registration. No RSVP required. Plan your visit to see some of these………….
10:00 am Kathy McNeil
Razzle Dazzle and Special Effects for your Quilts
1:30 pm Barb Gardner Computer Quilt Design using Electric Quilt . (www.ElectricQuilt.com)
2:30 pm Louisa K. Smith Not your Grandmother’s One Patch
3:30 pm Bloc Loc templates/rulers for triangles (blocloc.com)
10:00 am Debbie Caffrey How to have it All
1:30 pm Jeananne Wright trunk show/bed turning
2:30 pm Rosa with Apliquick new technique for appliqué (apliquick.com)
3:30 pm Dawn Mills 4 block wall hangings
10:00 am Frieda Anderson Walks in the Woods with George
1:30 pm Denise Labadie appliqué and fabric painting
2:30 pm Pat Frankenbery Thimble, thimble, who has the thimble
3:30 pm Jeananne Wright trunk show/bed turning
In addition, Jeananne Wright is available to appraise your quilts! Written appraisals are $45 (30 minutes) and oral appraisals are $25 (15 minutes). Appraisals are available from 9:30-12:30 and 3:00-5:00 on Friday and 9:00-3:00 on Saturday. Contact Jeananne to make an appointment at oldq...@comcast.net or 303-772-7684 or just stop by and see if she is available.
Many volunteers are needed to make Quilt Colorado a success. To volunteer, contact Francie at Fran...@aol.com.
Go to www.coloradoquiltcouncil.com and click on the “Quilt Colorado” tab for more information on all the Quilt Colorado events.
The Colorado Quilting Council invites you to their meetings. Guest fees are $10. per meeting. Starting July 16, dues for CQC will drop to only $12.50 for the last half of 2014. Join at Quilt Colorado or fill out the membership form on line to receive the newsletter and free admission to meetings, access to the library, reduced class fees, etc. for the rest of the year.
Mark your calendars now for these speakers and classes ………………
July 26 Canon City Phillipa Naylor NOTE: the meeting starts at 3PM
Mountain View Valley Community Church, 200 Justice Center Road, Canon City, CO.
Phillipa Naylor, from Yorkshire, England, combines her technical expertise and designer training to produce intricately pieced, applique or whole-cloth quilts which are heavily machine quilted often utilize trapunto.
Philippa has won awards in the UK and America, including AQS ‘Bernina Workmanship Award’, AQS ‘Best of Show”, ‘The Pfaff Award for Machine Artistry’ at the Houston IQA show. She has three quilts in the permanent collection at Paducah KY. She recently won first place in the 2013 Houston International Quilt Festival ‘Wearable Art’ category. She has also taught at Empty Spools in Asilomar Ca.
Machine Quilting Workshop Sunday, July 27th from 11-5, Ruth’s Stitchery in Colorado Springs. $55 for CQC members. Nonmembers $75. Just think — you get an internationally recognized, award winning teacher, with a small class size, in your own home state for such an affordable price.
To see the gallery of Phillipa’s work, go to http://www.philippanaylor.com/. It is a feast for the eyes.
RSVP is required for classes. Contact Kathy at 970-980-8649 or Kath...@comcast.net for details.
August 23, Sandra Storley: Patterns Through Time – Revolutionary Changes in American Quilts. Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, CO 81526.
Sandra is a nationally certified quilt appraiser, historian & quilt collector. She has an extensive collection of antique from 1830-1940. Learn about the history of quilts and America from the early years to the Depression Era. Included will be log cabins, grandmothers flower gardens, rocky roads to Kansas and more. See the changes in style, society and the economy– by comparing quilt patterns and differences in quilting from the 1800′s to the 1900′s.
Sandra will be teaching two workshops:
* Antique Quilt Study – Quilts of the 19th Century (1800 to 1899)
Saturday, August 23 1:30 to 5:30. $30.
If you’ve always liked looking at antique quilts and want to learn more about them, this is the class for you. See how early fabrics were printed, when certain colors and styles were used, types of quilting and block patterns, etc. by looking at the actual quilts and fabrics. More than a trunk show, this will be an in-depth study of a number of early quilts including several with fabrics from as early as 1790. You’ll be able to take lots of pictures and examine the beautiful quilts up close. Learn history the painless way by soaking in lots of early antique quilts.
*Cheddar Stars Miniature Quilt Workshop Sunday, Aug 24 10 am – 5 pm
Members: $55 Non-Members: $75.
Inspired by an antique circa 1890 cheddar orange Variable Star quilt. Choose between making a miniature version (3″ blocks) with reproduction fabrics or a funky wall quilt (5″ blocks) using modern fabrics. Both are paper-pieced. Learn tips for making accurate reproductions and also for updating antique designs a la the Modern Quilt Movement. You also learn about drafting and paper piecing free form floating stars (that means the points aren’t supposed to match – so the pressure is off).
RSVP is required for classes. Contact Kathy at 970-980-8649 orfor details. Both classes at Busy Bea Quilters 529 Bogart Ln, Grand Junction, CO 81505.
Plan ahead……….. Quilt-A-Fair will be coming to the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont on Sept. 26-27, 2014.
See the entire 2014 CQC schedule, maps, membership forms, class registration and other details at www.ColoradoQuiltCouncil.com.
Its county fair time and many counties have a quilt display. The Colorado Quilting Council provides judges and scribes for many of these competitions. Many of the judging sessions are open for all to watch the process. It’s a fascinating experience to learn about workmanship and a chance to see quilts up close. For details about the judging and quilt shows, visit the websites for your local county fairs. For members of CQC, details are on page 25 of the July newsletter. If you can’t find the information on your county, let me know and I will look it up.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
“Quilting: Past, Present, and Future by the Front Range Contemporary Quilters”.
The exhibit features eight historic quilts from the RMQM collection and the new, contemporary quilts they inspired. There is more of a relationship between old and new than you might think! Only through July 29.
The museum will be closed July 30 for the show change.
Evolutions: Third biennial quilt challenge; also American Antiques from the Strouse Collection. July 31 through October 28, 2014. Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? The 25 contemporary quilts made in response to the museum’s third biennial Evolutions-themed were selected by juror Dr. Sandra Sider. Also: Antique American quilts from 1850 through 1935 are featured in this recently acquired Strouse collection.
House tour and tea with Sandra Dallas 12-3pm August 9. Bestselling author Sandra Dallas will be your hostess for an elegant afternoon tea and a tour of her home in historic Georgetown, Colorado. Dallas fans will recognize the beautifully restored Victorian house as the setting for Sandra’s recent novel, The Bride’s House. Space is limited and registration is required. $85 per person; $75 RMQM members. Call 303-277-0377 to reserve your seat. Proceeds benefit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
Garage sale donations needed for RMQM sale
Clean out your sewing room! Your discards will help the museum reach important financial goals! RMQM is accepting fabric, thread, sewing supplies, craft supplies, quilt and craft kits, art supplies, gently used books, patterns, notions, studio decor items, UFOs, vintage items, and what-have-you. Sewing machines and small appliances must be in good working order. Sorry—we cannot accept large pieces of furniture, exercise equipment, or large floor-standing quilt frames. Please deliver your donation to the RMQM office, 651 Corporate Circle, Unit 102 before August 15. Your unwanted items will help the museum reach important financial goals.
Big annual quilter’s garage sale. 9am to 2pm August 23. Come to the alley behind the museum and score fantastic bargains on fabric, thread, patterns, sewing and crafting supplies, quilting notions, home and studio décor, vintage items, quilts, kits, and collectibles. 1213 Washington Ave, downtown Golden.
RMQM is proud to join more than 2,000 museums nationwide to offer free admission to all military personnel (including National Guard and Reserve) and their families Memorial Day through Labor Day.
1213 Washington Ave, downtown Golden. RMQM is open Monday through Saturday and 11-4 Sundays. There is plenty of free parking in the lot behind the museum. Visit www.RMQM.org or call 303-215-9001 or 303-277-0377 for details on museum events.
Contemporary Fiber: Colorado Invitational 2014, through July 19. At the Helikon Gallery, 3675 Wynkoop St, Denver -in the River North Art District (RiNo). (www.helikongallery.com). For more details, contact Carol Ann Waugh, at car...@CarolAnnWaugh.com or 303-408-7813
Jeananne Wright will present ”Quilt Making Through The Ages: Keeping the Tradition Alive. Sunday, August 10 . Jeananne Wright, expert quilter and speaker, will display many quilts from her collection to illustrate the history of changes in quilt styles and fads. This new program gives participants the option of bringing in a quilt for Jeananne to examine. You may learn something new about your family heirloom.
First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd, Littleton, 80120. 12:30 PM. Cost: $11. A light lunch will be followed by a delightful program. Table centerpieces will feature miniature quilts and antique toy sewing machines. One little machine will even be given as a door prize!
Pre-paid reservations required. Call church office at 303-798-1389 to get your name on the reservation list and send a check payable to First Presbyterian Church.
Western Welcome Week Community Quilt Show August 15—noon to 7pm. August 16–8am to 3pm Free admission. First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd, Littleton, 80120. Located on the NW corner of Littleton Blvd. and Windermere.
100 Quilts—from antique to new! We need your quilts! If you would be willing to share one ( or two or three) with us to be displayed in the show, please bring them to the church on Thursday, August 14th, between 10AM and 6PM. The quilts will be draped over the pews in this beautiful English Country Gothic church where even the ceiling panels look like quilt blocks! Return to pick up your quilts at 3:15PM on Saturday, August 16th. For more information or questions, please call Jennie Staritzky, 303-798-9058, or email at abc1...@q.com.
Arapahoe County Quilters, in Englewood, invite you to their meetings and classes:
Sept 11 Patti Hempen; Lecture – Serendipity Sampler. An Evening
With Patti www.pattihempen.com
Sept 12 Class: Floral Kaleidoscope $50.
Email Kate at acqp...@gmail.com for more information.
Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters (RMCQ) is a contemporary quilter’s guild whose mission is to promote the art — and expand the knowledge and enjoyment of quilting and provides forums which supports quilters of all skill levels. They meet on the second Mondays at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, from 6:45-8:30. Guest fees are $5.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival: August 15th – 17th:: Will be held at the Budweiser Center, Loveland, Colorado with a display of the “Hoffman Challenge” quilts, dozens of venders, hundreds of other quilts, class and much more.
Betty Busby: September 6th through the 8th. two workshops on Multi-media Quilting and a Monday evening lecture: The Unseen. This should be an amazing time to hear a nationally recognized quilter.
RMCQ Garage Sale: September 13th and 14th: Don’t forget to put this on your calendar for some great saving on fabric and much more. See the RMCQ website for more information.
Visit r-m-c-q.org for more information.
Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters - Small Works and Fabric Treasures at the Bas Bleu Theater. Show dates July 4- Aug 31. All 50+ quilts will be for sale with 30% of the cost going to the Bas Bleu Theater. More details at r-m-c-q.org or contact Gwen at 970-218-1767 or gwen...@gmail.com.
Anvil Points Guild Show : Aug 2 Silt Historical Park, Silt CO. 11AM-4PM $2.00 admission.
Call for entry: The Castle Rock Quilt Club is accepting entries for “A Harvest of Quilts” show, October 3– 5, 2014 at the Phillip S. Miller Library, 100 South Wilcox in Castle Rock, CO. It is free to the public.
To enter your quilt, visit the CRQC website at www.crqc.org and select the “CRQC Quilt Show” link. Entries due August 23, 2014. Entries are not juried and participants may offer their quilts for sale.
CRQC meets the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 PM, at Canyons Community Church, 4825 N. Crowfoot Valley Rd., Castle Rock, Colorado. Please join us! More information at cast...@gmail.com.
Black Canyon Quilt Show. Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose CO.
July 11-13, 2014. Fri & Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4. Admission $4.00. 150+ quilts, raffle quilt, boutique, vendors, demonstrations and door prizes. For more information visit BlackCanyonQuiltShow.com.
Saturday, July 12, award winning quilt artist, David Taylor will present a lecture and trunk show. Tickets $20.- includes admission to quilt show.
“New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts” at the Lincoln Center, Fort Collins. July 11 – August 30, 2014. Guest Juror: Carol Shinn. $1,000 Grand Prize Award, $2,000 in additional cash awards/
Haxtun Corn Festival Quilt Show: Sept 27 at the Haxtun Community Center, 125 E. Wilson St. 11AM-4PM. Raffle quilt drawing and bed turning. For information, contact Elenna at 970-774-7433 or erfi...@yahoo.com.
Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar. October 9-11, 2014, at The Ranch Complex, Loveland, CO. Early bird registration by August 8, $189. Standard registration by September 27, $224. In this 2 ½ day super seminar learn simple and effective techniques for successful designs. From both Alex Anderson and Ricky. You will be treated to a concert by Ricky, have a chance to shop and see award winning quilts. There is no supply list and no UFO’s. Have lots of new techniques to practice when you get back to your studio.
It’s suitable for beginners to experienced and traditional to contemporary.
For more details, to see a video and to register, visit Ricky’s website, www.rickytims.com.
Longmont Quilt Guild Show: Oct 17-18. Boulder County Fairgrounds (Nelson & Hover Roads) in Longmont.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder Show and Sale. October 29- Nov 2. 10AM-6PM (except Sunday 10-3). Boulder County Fairgrounds (Nelson & Hover Roads) in Longmont. No admission. Plenty of free parking.
Fiber demonstrations, sale of fiber arts (knitting, weaving, quilting, holiday decorations, garments and more). Fashion show Saturday at 1PM. More information at www.HandWeaversof Boulder.org.
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Posted by Rita Faussone 7/27/14
At the June 2014 meeting, those in attendance voted for the theme for the Denver Mancuso Show. The turn in date will be at our regular March 2015 meeting. This is the theme.
Ornate or plain; contemporary or traditional; made of wood, metal, glass or fiber; found in homes, storefronts, offices, and on planes and trains. Doors keep out the cold, welcome in friends, give us a transparent view, or keep us from the mysterious or foreboding. We explore doors in our lives.
Posted by Rita Faussone 7/26/14
On Saturday, May 17th our local PBS station send a camerman/reporter to the mini-workshop given by Jan Rickman titled “Thread Play – Creative Machine Embellishment Ideas.”
In case you were unable to see it when it aired on PBS, click this link and enjoy. Angela did a wonderful job.
Thanks to Christie Barton, the June 2014 Meeting Minutes are published under Member Info >Newsletters. Thanks Christie!
Posted by Rita Faussone 6/28/14
Due to the popularity of Betty Busby’s four-day class, she has agreed to add an additional two-day class entitled “Painting on Fabric.” The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 15 and 16, 2014 at the Clarion Inn.
The cost for the class is $160, with a $50 deposit due at sign-up. This sum includes lunch both days. Please contact Kathy Schattleitner to sign up for the class and mail or deliver your $50 check to her as soon as possible.
The class description is available at the “Upcoming Workshops” page.
Posted by Rita Faussone 6/23/14
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