CQC APRIL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Happy Spring CQC Members and Friends!!!
Along with the beautiful spring flowers, there are lots of wonderful quilting events popping up this spring that we are excited to share with you and hope you can make time to work some of them into your spring activities. Please pass on this information to your fellow quilters, guild members and shop customers so we can keep the joy of quilting alive and flourishing.
The Colorado Quilting Council invites you to their regular meetings. Guest fees are $10 per meeting. Meetings start at 10AM and the speaker starts around 11:30. Or, for only $25 annually you can enjoy 10 guest speakers, access to a large library, discount class fees, retreats and more. Fill out the membership form on line or at a meeting.
See the entire 2015 CQC schedule, maps, membership forms, class registration and other details at www.ColoradoQuiltCouncil.com.
Guilds and Shops; thank you for posting events you think your customers may be interested in in your social medias (newsletter, emails, Facebook, etc.).
Remember, you can buy ads in the CQC newsletter when the group has meetings in your area (deadline is the 12th of a month, before the meeting). You are also welcome to place flyers about your shop on the publicity table at the meetings and make any announcements to the group when you are invited to during the CQC meeting ($10 guest fee applies for non-members). Members love to stop at shops on the way home, especially if there is a sale.
The next deadline for providing information you would like the quilting community to know about is on May 8th. Just send your announcements to Kathy Young at cqc....@gmail.com.
UPCOMING CQC EVENTS:
April 25 – April’s CQC meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church located at 420 N. Nevada, in Colorado Springs with Carolyn Cullinan-McCormick being our guest speaker (There is a $10 guest fee for non-CQC members to attend CQC meetings). There will also be a One-Day Workshop with Carolyn on April 26, 2015. Visit Carolyn’s website at www.addaquarter.com/ to see what you can look forward to. Doors open at 9:30 for registration with the meeting starting at 10:00. Guest speaker will begin around 11:30.
Carolyn makes her home in Franktown, Colorado. She is the creator of the “Add-A-Quarter” ruler and has written two books for The Kansas City Star, Paper-Pieced Garden and Hard Times, Splendid Quilts. Both books feature beloved patterns from The Star, adapted for paper piecing. Her third book that focuses on paper-piecing and patterns was released in 2008.
April 26 – One-Day Workshop with Carolyn Cullinan-McCormick. Carolyn will teach her brand new table runner pattern, “Star Bright”, at Ruth’s Stitchery, 4440 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 from 9:30 to 3:30 (1/2 hr lunch break). Cost: Members $45 and Non-Members $65 plus a $5 class supply fee.
A small project with three 10” blocks, it gives you a chance to hone your paper piecing skills under Carolyn’s practiced eye. You’ll easily finish one block in class – maybe more, and will have no trouble with the rest on your own. Finished size is approximately 18”x38” so you can shop in your stash for needed materials. Contact Mary Rush at mru...@msn.com for registration.
Also mark your calendars for these future CQC meetings:
May 16 – Morgan Community College, 920 Barlow Rd. Morgan.
Guest speakers are Tim Latimer and certified Niemeyer instructor from Quiltworx, Sandy Lueth. Tim specializes in hand quilting and vintage and antique quilt top restoration and will be bringing with him a trunk show of his work. Sandy will host a workshop, Niemeyer Christmas, using the “Christmas Celebration” pattern, a 60” diameter finished work that uses all of Judy Niemeyer’s techniques. Visit Tim’s website at timquilts.com and view the pattern Sandy will be presenting on Quiltworx.com: Christmas Celebration Tree Skirt.
June 27 – Alamosa Family Recreation Center, 8666 Road 109 South,
Guest speaker and workshop will be presented by world-renowned art quilter and instructor, David Taylor, from Steamboat Springs. David specializes in photos to quilts pictorial appliqué. You can view his work at davidtaylorquilts.com.
July 25 – Joy Luthern Church, 7051 E. Parker Hills Ct., Parker.
Guest speaker will be Anelie Belden. She will give the workshop, “Jelly Roll/Split Blade Dresden” that you can take a look at by visiting her website, anelie.com. Anelie will teach the modern way to piece a Dresden block using her “stich-n-flip” technique featured in her book. She will also demonstrate how to make a unique pieced border which requires no binding!
Visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in 2015 – RMQM is located at 1213 Washington Ave, downtown Golden. Open 10-4 Monday through Saturday and 11-4 Sundays. There is plenty of free parking in the lot behind the museum. Visit rmqm.org or call 303-215-9001 for details on all museum events. Ongoing happenings throughout 2015 include:
- 25th anniversary RMQM membership special—It’s the museum’s gift to you. Enjoy a full year of membership benefits for only $25, or receive a $5 discount on any new membership or renewal at the level of your choice. Sorry, senior discounts do not apply.
- Sunday at the Museum doors open at 11am and presentations begin at 2pm. $10 per person includes museum admission and refreshments. RMQM members are admitted free.
- Saturday morning Fiber, Fabric, and Fun classes for kids aged 8 and up are held at the RMQM office, 651 Corporate Circle, Unit 102, Golden from 9am to noon. Kids ages 6 and 7 may participate if a parent or other adult stays and helps. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 303-277-0377.
- Anyone with a computer can now access the catalog for the Sandra Dallas Library. Borrowing privileges of this great resource with more than 4,000 books, pamphlets, patterns, and DVDs is a benefit of RMQM membership. The Sandra Dallas Library is located at the museum office and is open Monday through Thursday 10am – 4pm.
Jan. 1 – July 15 – Call for entries for the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s (RMQM) “25 Years of Inspiration” Quilt Challenge . We think you’ll agree that the museum is an inspiring place, from the story of our founder, Eugenia Mitchell, to the countless wonderful quilts that have been collected and exhibited, to the many educational programs. We are inviting you to take it personally and make a quilt for the 25th anniversary challenge, “What inspires you?” Visit the website at rmqm.org to download the rules and the submission form. Your 25″-square quilt will be displayed in the museum during the 25th anniversary exhibit (July 30- Oct 27, 2015). We hope that everyone will choose to donate their quilt to help RMQM begin an endowment fund (donation is not required). All donated quilts will be auctioned online, with the proceeds used to jumpstart the RMQM endowment fund.
April 9 – 18: Pride City Quilt Guild’s 6th Annual Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show. Quilts from five area guilds will be on display at the El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union, Pueblo. There will be a class on prairie doll making for children on Friday, April 17 and demos on April 10, 11, 12, and 18. Renee Helgeson will be the featured quilter. The museum is open Mon- Sat., 10-4 pm and Sunday, 1-4PM. Admission is free. Museum phone number is 719-583-0453. Visit the guild’s website for more information at pridecityquilters.org.
April 13 – Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters’ (RMCQ) Iron Quilt Competition. Join us for a fun and exciting evening as seven teams battle for the coveted “Iron Quilter” trophy. The Theme this year is Alice in Wonderland. Participants will have 75 minutes to create a 15” x 15” or 20” x 20” quilt using a secret ingredient (No one knows what it is). There will also be plenty of fun for the “audience” too. 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.
April 14 – Debbie Caffrey, “Becoming a Confident Quilter – Taking the Mystery Out of Great Quilts” hosted by Longmont Quilt Guild at their monthly meeting at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 803 Third Ave., in Longmont from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Debbie is a quilt designer, teacher, author and publisher who will share her ideas & techniques. Debbie teaches energy-filled workshops nationwide and internationally for guilds and shops, and she has contributed articles to Traditional Quiltworks magazine and many others. The Longmont Quilt Guild meets at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM monthly. Meetings are free to LQG members; there is a $5 guest fee for non-members. For more information, visit www.longmontquiltguild.org.
April 16 - Lea McComas will present at the Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild meeting. From Superior, CO, Lea has won several national awards for her fiber art works. She has an article in the March/April 2015 Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine and has just published her first book. Find out more about Lea at www.LeaMcComas.com. Visit the Guild’s website at www.quakingaspenquiltguild.org for more information.
April 17 Entry Deadline – 33rd Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts
This juried exhibition features the work of the finest contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form. Exhibition dates July 11–August 22, 2015 at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins. http://www.fcgov.com/lctix/galleries-opp.php
April 18 – “Painted Desert Stars” Workshop by Debbie Caffrey hosted by the Longmont Quilt Guild at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 803 Third Ave., in Longmont from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will learn Debbie’s great techniques for making star blocks in different sizes, as well as her tricks for fitting different size blocks together to make a beautiful quilt. Her classes are always full of energy and fun for all skill levels. Cost is $50 for LQG members, $55 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Visit the website for details, http://www.longmontquiltguild.org/.
On Exhibit Through April 25th – Animals with Attitude – works by Barbara Yates Beasley. Barbara’s fiber art works are on exhibit at Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Ft. Collins, CO. Open Tuesday – Friday 12:30-5:30; Saturday 1:00-4:00; closed Sunday & Monday. Visit www.BarbaraYatesBeasley.com to learn more about her.
On Exhibit Through April 28th at the RMQM – Without a Net: Stories and Investigations by Bobbi Baugh. Bobbi Baugh was the first prize winner of Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s 2014 Evolutions Juried Quilt Challenge. Part of that award is a solo show at RMQM. Bobbie is interested in patterns and relationships—human, organic, and those that imply casualty and consequence. Sometimes she explores them in the role of artist-as-storyteller; sometimes she explores them in the role of artist-as-archaeologist—digging for things unseen and arranging them with elements that might not be expected. Her work draws the viewer into the narrative, evoking a desire to look deeply at the images, to remember them, and to wonder about their meaning.
On Exhibit Through April 28th at the RMQM – Past Presence: Antique Quilts that Capture the Imagination. See quilts from the collection of Lori Stubbs.
May 3 – 30 – FACE OF FIBER in the Rockies winners from 2013 and 2014 will be on exhibit in the gallery at Estes Valley Public Library during library hours.
May 11th – RMCQ announces a lecture presentation by Mary McCauley – Well known 3-D art Quilter. Contact the RMQM at 303.277.0377 or visit their website for more information.
May 16 – The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum annual “Fabric & Friends” fundraiser. The event is being held at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanity and includes a luncheon, silent auction and David Taylor as MC. Donations are being accepted for the auction. This is your chance to make a difference for this organization that brings so many wonderful quilt events to the area. Pre-registration is required, contact the RMQM at 303.277.0377 for more information.
May 21 – Jean Herman, “Being Inspired By Art” hosted by Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild during their Guild meeting from 12:00 – 3:00 at the Boulder Valley Christian Church, 7100 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO. There is a $5 guest fee for non-members. www.quakingaspenquiltguild.org.
June 8 – Judy Coates Perez will offer a lecture and two workshops-. See RMCQ.org for more details.
June 9 – Vivian Ritter “Family Keepsake Quilts” hosted by the Longmont Quilt Guild. LQC meets at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont, CO at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are free to LQG members; there is a $5 guest fee for non-members. For more information visit www.longmontquiltguild.org.
June 12 – 14 – Come enjoy over 100 fiber art creations by Colorado artists at Village Playhouse, 900 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park. Exhibit includes, weaving, quilting, knitting, embroidery and more. Show dates and hours are June 12, 2-6; June 13, 10-6 and June 14, 10-3. There is a Fiber artist reception on June 13 from 11-1. This is the same weekend as Wool Market and a true Estes Park Fiber Destination weekend with a free fiber trolley connecting Wool Market, FACE exhibit and other fiber destinations. More information at www.fiberartsep.com or look for us on Facebook.
June 12 – 13 – the Arapahoe County Quilters presents Festival of Quilts XII June 12th from 9:00am–6:00pm and June 13th 9:00–4:00. The festival exhibits100 quilts seeking awards in 14 categories including modern, art, youth and traditional quilts. There will be a boutique and snack area. The event will be held at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S Colorado Blvd, Englewood and admission is $6–adults and $2 under age12. Web acqcolorado.org
July 13th: Laurie Hill -Gibbs, will present on her art installation, “Journey 65” and her travels with her quilted van. Laurie is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters (RMCQ) at The Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. Visit Laurie’s website http://www.lauriehillgibb.com/#!journey65/ci2u to learn more about what you can look forward to in her presentation.
Watch for more information on upcoming events next month!