The Minutes of the October 20, 2015 meeting are posted under “Member Info” >newsletters.
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CQC OCTOBER E-BLAST Hello CQC Members and Friends!!! Isn’t fall a wonderful time of year in [+]
A fabric requirement has been posted under Kari's mini-workshop under "Upcoming Workshops." You will need: [+]
The September 2015 Meeting Minutes have been added to the website. First go to [+]
The Minutes of the October 20, 2015 meeting are posted under “Member Info” >newsletters.
CQC OCTOBER E-BLAST
Hello CQC Members and Friends!!!
Isn’t fall a wonderful time of year in Colorado? While you are out and about enjoying the beautiful Colorado fall colors and weather, there a few quilting activities happening around the State for you to enjoy as well. Please pass on this information to your fellow quilters, guild members or shop customers to spread our joy of quilting.
The Colorado Quilting Council invites everyone to attend 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, become a CQC member and enjoy 10 guest speakers, access to a large library, discounted class fees, retreats and more. Anyone joining after August 1st will only pay $12.50 for dues to enjoy CQC membership for the remainder of this calendar year.
To encourage CQC members to share the joy of CQC, members who bring a friend and pay for their friend’s guest fee, will receive a discounted guest fee of $5.00 AND your friend will receive a free gift from CQC! Membership forms can be obtained on the CQC website 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 – Please help spread the word about CQC and the Quilting community by kindly posting advertised events for your customers in your shops and on your social medias (newsletter, emails, Facebook, etc.)
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 October 8th. Just send your announcements to Kathy Young at email@example.com.
UPCOMING CQC EVENTS:
FUTURE CQC MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS:
THE OCTOBER CQC MEETING will be held on October 24th at the King of Kings Lutheran Church at 2561 Vinewood Ln., PUEBLO. Registration begins at 9:30 and the General Meeting starts at 10:00. Wendy Mathson will be the guest speaker and workshop presenter. Wendy is a self-proclaimed “author, teacher, designer, inventor, illustrator, guild speaker and general quilt fanatic.” She is also the organizer of Prayers & Squares, The Prayer Quilt Ministry. This interfaith non-profit organization as of March, 2013, has over 1100 chapters and is in 11 countries.
The title of Wendy’s workshop is, “Storm at Sea: From Traditional to Contemporary, an Ocean of Design Possibilities.” Wendy will introduce participants to her self-designed tool, the Mathson TRIMplate Ruler (not required to be purchased for the class). The workshop will be held on October 25th at Hawk’s Landing Studio, 864 E. Hayed Dr., Pueblo West, from 9 am – 3:30 pm. The cost for CQC members is $55 and $75 for non-members. There is a 14 participant limit. You can get to know more about Wendy by visiting her website at quiltsbywendy.com.
THERE WILL NOT BE A NOVEMBER CQC MEETING
The DECEMBER CQC MEETING will be on Saturday, December 5th, at the Professional Learning & Conference Center, 15771 East 1st avenue, Aurora. We are excited to feature modern quilter, instructor and author, Jacquie Gering as the guest speaker and workshop presenter. Jacquie will lecture and present her trunk show, “Modern Quilting: Know it When You See It.”
Jacquie will also give a one day workshop on Sunday, December 6th, titled “Slice and Insert Improvisation” from the book Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. The workshop will be held at the Parker Adventist Hospital Conference Center, 9395 Crown Crest Boulevard, Parker (enter through the doors by the Cafeteria on the SW corner of the hospital.) The cost for the workshop is $55 for CQC members and $75 for non-members.
Jacquie is a contributing designer and author for Stitch, Modern Patchwork, Quilter’s World and Quilter’s Quarterly. Her quilts have also been featured in other national and international publications. Jacquie is a leader in the modern quilting movement, serving on the board of directors of the National Modern Quilt Guild. She teaches and talks quilting across the country and shares her designs and quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio. You can find more information and get to know more about Jacquie by visiting her website at tallgrassprairiestudio and at Craftsy’s website, http://www.craftsy.com/instructors/jacquie-gering.
NON-CQC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
Visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (RMQM) 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:
October 2–31: Fremont Center for the Arts hosts Fiber + Art = Fun, Tue–Sat 10:00a–4:00p at the Center located at 505 Macon, Canon City. The display features four distinct themes interpreted in fiber by members of the Westcliffe Contemporary Quilters and Fiber Artists: Shakespeare on the Loose, Faces, the Rainbow Trail, and the “Slices” challenge that required 4 different artists to each create an artwork depicting one section, or slice, of an image. fremontarts.org
Georgetown Heritage Center – October’s theme at the center is “Wool and Felting” and we will offer weekly felting workshops conducted by Karin Niedfelt of Fancy Tiger Crafts. Karin, who has a history background, will curate an exhibit about the history of felting that will run through the month of October. The cost is $5. You can visit the Georgetown Heritage Center website for more details at Georgetown Heritage Center.
October 13: Join us for a special evening on Tuesday, October 13, 7 – 9 p.m., when The Longmont Quilt Guild welcomes popular quilt historian and appraiser, Jeananne Wright, for her program “Sew Many Pieces: 3,000 and Counting.”
An avid collector, Ms. Wright’s presentation will focus on the many quilts she owns that contain over 3,000 pieces. Jeananne will educate the audience about each quilt’s story, construction insights, and the different time periods in which they were made. Jeananne will also share stories about how she has managed to acquire one of the Country’s most complete collections of over 600 quilts, some of which date from 1811.
The meeting will occur at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 803 Third Avenue, in Longmont. The meeting is free to LQG members; there is a $5 guest fee for non-members. For more information, visit www.longmontquiltguild.org.
October 16 – 17: The Longmont Quilt Guild proudly presents its eighth annual “Fantabulous Quilt Show With Boutique,” Friday, October 16, 1:00-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 17, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., in Barn A at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont Colorado. The Show will feature:
• Over 100 quilts on display, made by Guild members who reside in Boulder, Larimer, Weld and surrounding Counties
• A Boutique area, teeming with quilts and handcrafted items for sale
• Antique Quilt Bed Turnings with noted quilt historian and appraiser, Jeananne Wright
• Vendor Area, featuring four quilt shops
• Exhibits highlighting the Guild’s Outreach activities
• Viewer’s Choice voting for the winning quilts
• Admission to the show is $5; children under 12 are free. There is no charge to shop in the Boutique Sales Area. Visit www.longmontquiltguild.org for a reduced admission coupon.
November 4 – 8: The Handweavers Guild of Boulder will be holding its Annual Sale and Show Wednesday, November 4 through Sunday, November 8 from 10-6 each day (Sunday 10-3), at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont. There is no cost for admission and free parking. Come and enjoy this unique event presented by over one hundred Front Range fiber artists.
Along with a juried exhibit of work by new and established fiber artists, you’ll find thousands of quality handmade items for sale as well as a juried show. Created by local weavers, knitters, bead artists, quilters, spinners, felters, and basket makers, there is plenty to choose from: artwork, jewelry, clothing and accessories, household items, ornaments, cards, and more. For more information, visit www.handweaversofboulder.org.
November 8 – 9: Rocky Mountain Creative Guilters (RMCQ) hosts fiber artist, Lea McComus, for a one-day workshop on November 8th entitled “Making Faces” featuring thread painting. She will also lecture on November 9th at our regularly scheduled meeting. Visit Lea’s website at leamccomas.com to learn of her many accomplishments, published works, and see just how she successfully brings life to images through the use of fabric and thread.
RMCQ is a contemporary art quilters’ guild that meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. Membership dues are $35 per year or $5 per meeting. Visit their website at r-m-c-q.org for more information.
November 10: See the heritage of quilting come alive on Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m., as the Longmont Quilt Guild presents “Three Generations of Quilters.” The program will spotlight quilts created by one family whose passion for quilting began in the mid-1800’s and was passed on to future generations as a highly revered and important tradition.
Rebecca Weise, along with her mother, Alice Chestnut, and quilt historian, Jeananne Wright, will provide an extensive trunk show, showcasing all the quilts made through the lives of the women in Rebecca’s family, spanning three generations. Please join us for a night of great story-telling, old family photographs and jaw-dropping, award-winning quilts.
The program will be presented at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont. The meeting is free to LQG members; there is a $5 guest fee for non-members. For more details, visit www.longmontquiltguild.org.
A fabric requirement has been posted under Kari’s mini-workshop under “Upcoming Workshops.”
You will need: Supply list:
3 black cotton fabric 10×12 inch (washed) or dark colored fabric
12 white cotton fabric 10×12 inch (washed) or light colored fabric
Some of what will be covered in the workshop: Explore 5 different surface designs – mono printing with Gelly plates, Stamping, Marbling, Stencil and Resist techniques for fabric and more!
The September 2015 Meeting Minutes have been added to the website. First go to Member Info then scroll down to Newsletters. Thanks to Shar Weiser for taking excellent notes.
The Mesa County Library has put out a call for artists that Jan Rickman passed on to AQuA. They will accept fiber and also mixed media:
Here’s the link for full information:
I think you are going to have to type or copy and paste the address into your browser in order to read this PDF. For some reason, I can’t make it a clickable address.
Posted by Rita Faussone 9/11/15
From Regina Benson: I was hoping you saw the SAQA MTN Region’s announcement today on the list about the free hands-on workshop I am giving
in a gallery setting on September 26. Here is the link to more specific information about it:
I’ve been trying to encourage artists that individually seek my help to plan, design and construct elegant, professional and shippable ways to
create dimensional works that undulate off the wall, stand free, or hang free in a gallery setting. My experience
has been that some of us decide after the fact to set a work in space or waving against the wall, with clunky and heavy
supports that turn off the viewer, in some cases, but also the curators and art directors and cost lots to ship. I spent several years
specifically studying sculpture, architecture and industrial materials to come up with some ideas that I’m implementing with my own
work and in helping other artists trouble shoot – I’m sure there are many more out there; but this is a start to get this going as a workshop topic…..
Congratulations to these ladies for being the top five juror picks. Betty Busby was very efficient, getting this done inside 5 hours. I’m impresssed! Thank you Betty for your hard work.
It was wonderful to see the many creative approaches and interpretations of your theme, the artists are quite individual in their approaches to their work.
The pieces that appealed to me most were creative, but also well executed and balanced. Both abstract and representational works were strong, as evidenced by the #1 juror pick of the realistic “Doors of our Lives”, and the second choice “Doors of the Mind”.
There were quite a range of emotions expressed as well, from grief, to love and forgiveness, and family played a very strong role in many of the pieces.
If I could pick one area for some of the artists to think about, it would be to let technique and even the theme take second place what you want to express- remember we are creating a piece of art here, the colors, textures and shapes should all be in proper balance to each other.
The yearly $25 membership fee is due and payable in September. Everyone is asked to submit the membership form (under Member Info) and mail it along with a check to Marla Ferguson whose address is on the form. You may also submit the form to Marla at the September meeting. The form has been updated to reflect the proper mailing address.
Posted by Rita Faussone 8/27/15
The August meeting minutes have been posted under “member info” “newsletters”. A big thank you to Shar Weiser for her terrific note-taking.
Posted by Rita Faussone 8/26/15
Twenty-seven quilts were turned in at the AQuA meeting August 15th and they were all gorgeous. It was very hard to pick a Member’s Favorite, but in the end Nancy Vanaken’s mailbox quilt took the honors. Congratulations Nancy!
Photo courtesy of Mary Grande.