Quilt-A-Fair is coming up September 26-27. And your members are sure to want to know about it. Please add Quilt-A-Fair to your calendars and social media to help us get the word out. (Note the correct spelling ).
If your guild has an event you want added to my next list, let me know before Sept. 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.
The Colorado Quilting Council invites you to their meetings. Guest fees are $10. per meeting. Dues for CQC have dropped to only $12.50 for the last half of 2014. 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.
August 23, Sandra Storley: Patterns Through Time – Revolutionary Changes in AmericanQuilts. Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, CO 81526.
Sandra is a nationally certified quilt appraiser, historian & quilt collector. See antique and vintage quilts from 1830-1940, learn about the history of quilts and America from the early years to the Depression Era. See the changes in style and society and the economy by comparing quilt patterns and differences in quilting from the 1800′s to the 1900′s. Sandra will show log cabins, grandmother’s flower gardens, rocky roads to Kansas, etc. Styles, methods, patterns, and fabrics changed over a very busy century.
She maintains an extensive collection of both antique quilts (early, unusual and masterpieces) and research materials and is active in the American Quilt Study Group and the Quilt Alliance. She enjoys reproducing quilts from her collection especially in small scale. She has won national awards for both her antique reproductions and has been part of several traveling exhibits and has quilts featured in national quilt magazines and several historical quilt books.
Sandra’s blog can be found at starleyquilts.blogspot.com.
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 or for details. Both classes at Busy Bea Quilters 529 Bogart Ln, Grand Junction, CO 81505.
Hands All Around’s Second Annual Fall Sale will be September 19th & 20th at the Buck Recreation Center in Littleton. Items for sale include fabric, quilting books, patterns, vintage items, kits, UFO’s and much, much more.
The Buck Center is located at 2004 W Powers Ave, Littleton. 303-730-4609.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum —through October 28, 2014
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.
Longmont Quilt Guild,Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7-9p.m.
“Schoolhouse”. Eleven demonstrations of a variety of quilting tools, techniques and tips. Attendees choose the four topics that are most interesting to them. Each “mini-class” lasts approximately 20 minutes, and then you move on to the next area. Be enlightened and learn something new! Refreshments will be served.
The Longmont Quilt Guild meets at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont, CO. Meetings are free to LQG members; $5 guest fee for non-members. For more information, visit www.longmontquiltguild.org or send an email to prog...@longmontquiltguild.org.
Arapahoe County Quilters, in Englewood. Meetings and classes:
Sept 11 Patti Hempen; Lecture – Serendipity Sampler. An Evening
With Patti www.pattihempen.com
Sept 12 Class: Floral Kaleidoscope $50.
Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters (RMCQ) is a contemporary quilters guild whose mission is to promote art, expand the knowledge and enjoyment of quilting and to provide a forum which supports quilters at all levels. We meet the second Monday of each month at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO. Visit us at www.r-m-c-q.org
September 6th – 8th: Betty Busby: will be conducting 2 workshops on Multi-Media Quilting and a Monday evening lecture: The Unseen. This promises to be an amazing evening to hear a nationally recognized quilter.
September 13th – 14th: RMCQ Garage Sale: Huge garage sale held at 1600 West Stewart, Fort Collins, CO (8:00 – 4:00). Donations are gladly welcome. Please call Judy Donaldson, 970-231-9666 for questions or donations.
October 11th -13th: Liz Kettle: Liz will present a two day workshop Journaling for Mixed Media and on October 13th present a lecture on A Modern Thread Warrior.
Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters - Small Works and Fabric Treasures at the Bas Bleu Theater, through 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 .
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 Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Conference Room, 2350 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, Colorado. (Note the location change). More information at .
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 .
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, 5-8PM and 18, 9AM-5PM. Barn A at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (Nelson & Hover Roads) in Longmont. Admission $5. See 130 quilts, a boutique of handcrafted items, an antique quilt collection and vendors. www.LQGQuiltShow.org
The Art of Fiber…50 Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder is celebrating its 50th anniversary by holding an exciting show at The Dairy Center for the Arts! The show will include Luminescence (a LED illuminated, hand woven outdoor gateway), a juried exhibit, an invitational exhibit, and a historical timeline. December 5, 2014 – January 16, 2015. Visit www.handweaversofboulder.org, or The Dairy Center’s website at www.thedairy.org for more information.
Handweavers Guild of Boulder Sale and Show. The Handweavers Guild of Boulder will be holding its annual sale and show Wednesday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Nov. 2, 10am to 6pm (except Sunday which is 10-3) at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Nelson and Hover Roads, Longmont. The sale features many types of textiles, both functional and decorative, including: garments, baskets, yarns, beading, quilting, weaving, knits, silk painting, kitchen & children’s items, soft sculpture, hats, jewelry & Christmas items. Also: a fashion show Sat. at 1PM and fiber demonstrations. No admission/ free parking. For more information, visit www.handweaversofboulder.org.