Thanks to Jan Rickman, here are a few shots of our booth at the SSQ Quilt Show this past weekend.
Posted by Rita Faussone 3/24/15
Thanks to Jan Rickman, here are a few shots of our booth at the SSQ [+]
Hi all: There are lots of quilt events this month. Please pass on the ones you [+]
Check out the upcoming mini-workshops being taught by our very own members. Go to "Upcoming [+]
“No Fear Techniques for Adding Paint to Your Fabric Art” Paint shadows, details, highlights and more [+]
Thanks to Jan Rickman, here are a few shots of our booth at the SSQ Quilt Show this past weekend.
Posted by Rita Faussone 3/24/15
There are lots of quilt events this month. Please pass on the ones you think your customers may be interested in.
I will be stepping down and Kathy Young will be taking over this post. She will keep the same address so send her your events several months in advance for lots of free advertising.
Thank you for posting events you think your members may be interested in in your social medias (newsletter, emails, Facebook, announce at meetings, etc.).
The next deadline will be April 8, so let Kathy know what you would like the rest of the quilting community to know.
………..Barb Gardner outgoing CQC Publicity Chair CQC....@gmail.com
Colorado Quilting Council meetings……………..
March 28 – Nancy Eha, “The Bead Queen”, North Side Aztlon, 112 Willow, Fort Collins
(Just behind Juke Box Quilts, which is on College).
Nancy Eha is an internationally known beading artist, (also known as the “Beading Queen,”) teacher and author. She has personally developed most of her beading techniques by spending 20 years asking “What if?” questions of beads and fabrics. She challenges the preconceived notion that the purpose of beads is to add mere “sparkle” to your fabric based projects. Nancy has defined her unique artistic voice by exploring new beading processes she has developed. She labels this knowledge “Bead Physics”. She’ll describe how she turns her beading discoveries in to beaded focal points and primary design elements on her quilts, often obsessively beaded. Often her explorations lead her to an unpredictable result, maybe not what she expected but a learning experience never the less. Her lecture will delight the eye and inspire the hands!
Visit her website to see her “obsessively beaded” art quilts. www.BeadCreative.com.
The Colorado Quilting Council invites you to their meetings. Guest fees are $10. per meeting. Meetings start at 10AM and the speaker starts around 11:30.
Dues for 2015 are only $25 for 10 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.
Elevated Beading with Nancy Eha, March 29, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Jukebox Quilts, 406 N. College Avenue, Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Explore elevated beading with Nancy. The bead line patterns do not rest on nor are attached to the fabric. Instead the bead lines are held up and off the surface by pre-constructed bead supports to achieve a three-dimensional look. A variety of elevated beading patterns will be introduced, then students have time to design and create patterns of their own. This is an easy, fun, and fast way to add bead luster and beaded patterns to your quilts.
All experience levels, no sewing machines. Pre-registration required for class, contact Mary Rush, 303-947-0250 or mru...@msn.com. $55 for CQC members, $75 for non-members. $25 kit fee includes all beads, thread, needles, and patterns.
Mark your calendars for these future CQC meetings……………………
April 25 – Vikki Pignatelli, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs www.vikkipignatelli.com
Vikki is a full-time teacher, lecturer and award-winning quilt-artist known for her flowing designs and passion for color. She has developed a simple layering technique that is a blend of piecing and appliqué. Vikki is the author of several books and a DVD.
Most of Vikki’s artwork focuses on the themes of healing, spirituality, hope, and inspiration. In her lectures, Vikki’s focus is to inspire, nurture and develop the artistry and self-confidence within each quilter. Vikki is also the founder (1999) of the national biennial Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibitions, a show that focuses on quilts with spiritual and healing themes.
Vikki has taught at “Empty Spools” in Asilomar CA and this is your chance to see and take classes from her locally. Her two classes will support one another, but not be repetitive so students can choose either one or both and be sure that they will see different material each day but won’t be “lost” if they only choose one class. $55 for CQC members, $75 for non-members. Pre-registration required for class, contact Mary Rush, 303-947-0250 or mru...@msn.com.
April 26th – Ruth’s Stitchery, 4440 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 719-591-1717
9:00 am to 3:30 pm Crazy About Curves: Students will quickly master the basic concepts of Vikki’s flexible “no rules”, “no fear” technique using a small simple teaching pattern (complimentary.) A meld of piecing and machine applique, students learn to create even sharp curves and narrow points effortlessly. NO measuring seam allowances, NO easing together unruly seams and NO matching points.This is a very simple, anyone can do it technique suitable for all skill levels. Workshop emphasis is on creativity, inspiration, and self-confidence. Students work at their own pace. (I have taken this class and it s really fun –Barb).
April 27th – Colorado Springs Fire Department Community Room, Station 20, 6755 Rangewood Dr, Colorado Springs, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. $55 for members, $75 for non-members.
Adding Dimension and Manipulation to Quilts: Using Vikki’s technique from her second book, students explore unlimited creative opportunities. This is a fun “no rules” approach to quiltmaking and surface design, so come with a playful attitude and desire to explore unlimited possibilities. Class starts with a short demo to learn some basic improvisational procedures. Each student will choose her/his favorite among those presented and apply it to a project at her/his own pace.
May 16 – Tim Latimer will speak for CQC at Morgan Comm. College, 920 Barlow Rd, Ft. Morgan
Tim Latimer to the Rescue! Tim in known for rescuing vintage and antique tops, repairing and hand quilting as he tries to finish the top the way he thinks the original creator had planned – Quilt Rescue 2015! www.timquilts.com.
Christmas Celebration Workshop with Sandy Lueth. May 16 (2:30-4:40pm) and 17 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm) Sandy is a Certified Niemeyer Instructor. Inspirations Quilt Shop, 423 Main St, Ft Morgan, CO 970-542-0810. The project will be a Judy Neimeyer design. Visit www.quiltworx.com/patterns/christmas-celebration-tree-skirt to see a photo.
“Explorations in Fiber” by Annette Kennedy at NCAR in Boulder.
Annette uses her own photos for inspiration and creates with fabric, paint and thread. The beauty of Nature is a common theme. Her works have won national awards (including “Best of Show” in Paducah), and are in private collections across the country. Visit her web at www.AnnetteKennedy.com then see them in person.
The exhibit is up through March 28 at 1850 Table Mesa Drive, in the NCAR cafeteria. To get there from south Boulder, go west on South Boulder Road/Table Mesa, past Broadway, up the hill until it ends. Use the main entrance and turn left inside. Follow the signs to the cafeteria. Hours are weekdays 8-5, weekends 9-4. Because its their cafeteria, its best not to visit at lunchtime. While there, take a few minutes to see the fantastic views of Boulder Valley. Those who are really adventurous, can go for a hike along the Flatirons.
Not Your Grandmothers Quilt Show March 20-21 9AM-5PM $3. Admission.
Largest display of quilts in Grand Junction this year. Antique quilts bed turning 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Lincoln Park Barn, 12th and North Ave. Grand Junction. Sponsored by the Sunset Slope Quilters.
Cabin Fever Quilt Show March 20–22, Fri–Sat 9:00a–5:00p
Sunday 10:00a–4:00p Delta County Fairgrounds, 403 Bridge St, Heritage Hall, Hotchkiss. Admission $3 Boutique & café. Email sb.c...@gmail.co.
nimals with Attitude – works by Barbara Beasley. Visit www.BarbaraYatesBeasley.com to see her works. They will be on exhibit through April 25, 2015. Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Ft Collins, CO. Open Tuesday—Friday 12:30-5:30, Saturday 1:00-4;00. Closed Sunday & Monday.
33rd Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts. Entry deadline: April 17.
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. www.fcgov.com/lctix/galleries-opp.php
Longmont Quilt Guild
April 14 Debbie Caffrey, “Becoming a Confident Quilter – Taking the Mystery Out of Great Quilts”. Don’t miss this well know speaker and her fabulous quilts.
“Painted Desert Stars” Workshop by Debbie Caffrey, Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont. 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.
June 9 LQG meeting – Vivian Ritter” Family Keepsake Quilts”
The Longmont Quilt Guild meets at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont, CO at 7PM. Meetings are free to LQG members; there is a $5 guest fee for non-members. For more information, visitwww.longmontquiltguild.org.
Quaking Aspen Quilt Guild has well-known local fiber artists coming as guest speakers:
April 16 – Lea McComas. Lea has won several national awards. She has an article in the March/April 2015 Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine and has just published her first book. www.LeaMcComas.com. She lives in Superior so don’t miss seeing the fantastic works of a local fiber artist.
May 21 – Jean Herman
All are welcome. Boulder Valley Christian Church, 7100 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO.
12 Noon—3:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month, $5 guest fee for non-members. www.quakingaspenquiltguild.org.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is celebrating its 25th year with several special events—
Call for Entries RMQM’s 25th Anniversary 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 to download the rules and the submission form. Your 25″ 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.
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.
Don’t miss the annual Fabric & Friends fund raiser on May 16. It 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.
CURRENT EXHIBIT at RMQM: Without a Net: Stories and Investigations by Bobbi Baugh through April 28, 2015
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.
She 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.
Baugh’s collaged works draw on both the traditions of hand printmaking and art quilting. Rhythms of each tradition speak to and complement one another.
Also in the gallery: Past Presence: Antique Quilts that Capture the Imagination. See quilts from the collection of Lori Stubbs.
Sunday at the Museum presentations begin at 2pm. $10 per person includes museum admission and refreshments. RMQM members are admitted free.
April 12~Liz Masterson – The Songbird of the Sage
New Fiber, Fabric, and Fun for kids on Saturday morning at RMQM. The class schedule and more information is on the website.
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 offices and is open Monday through Thursday 10am – 4pm.
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 www.RMQM.org or call 303-215-9001 for details on all museum events.
Arapahoe County Quilters invites you to their meetings:
April 9 Melinda Bula’s program on “The Power & Secret of Color” should be great. Meetings are at First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S Colorado Blvd., Englewood. Guest fee $6. www.ACQColorado.org.
April 10, “Thread Play,” class will be a wonderful way to learn how to paint with thread. Discover how to bring your Appliqué projects to life. Friday, 10:30-4:30. Pre-registration for classes is required. To sign up or for other questions, contact Kelly at acq2...@gmail.com. Class locations vary.
6th Annual Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show
Quilts from five area guilds. April 9 to April 18th. Open Mon- Sat, 10 to 4 pm and Sunday, April 12, 1-4PM. Admission free. El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union, Pueblo, CO. Museum phone 719-583-0453.
Entry deadline is April 1. FACE of Fiber In the Rockies is hosting its third juried show June 12-14, 2015 in Estes Park. All Fiber Artists are invited to enter all forms of fiber media. A special exhibit of work commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park is part of this show. For the prospectus, entry form and more details, visit the website at www.fiberartsep.com
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.
April 13 RMCQ Iron Quilt Competition– The Theme this year is Alice in Wonderland. We have 75 minutes to create a 15” x 15” or 20” x 20” quilt using a secret ingredient (No one knows what it is).
May 11 speaker to be announced
July 13th: Laurie Hill Gibb will present a lecture on “Journey 65” travels with her quilted van.
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. Meets second Monday of the month at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO. Visit www.R-M-C-Q.org. Membership dues is $35.00, visitors $5.00
Festival of Quilts. Arapahoe County Quilters. June 12 9:00a–6:00p and June 13 9:00–4:00p. First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S Colorado Blvd, Englewood. Festival exhibit—100 quilts seeking awards in 14 categories including modern, art, youth and traditional. Boutique and snack area. Admission $6–adults, $2 under 12. Web acqcolorado.org
Barb GardnerCQC Publicity Chairperson
Check out the upcoming mini-workshops being taught by our very own members. Go to “Upcoming Workshops” and then to Mini-workshops for all the information.
Posted by Rita Faussone 3/17/15
“No Fear Techniques for Adding Paint to Your Fabric Art”
Paint shadows, details, highlights and more to compliment your stitching.
Teachers: Susan Strickland and Eldrid Schafer
Date: Sat. April 18th
Time: 1pm to 4pm at Artist’s Haven on North Ave. Grand Junction
Payment: Non-refundable $20 fee for AQuA members only. Due at March 21st AQuA meeting
To Register: Sue Van Voorhees sva...@earthlink.net
The Western Colorado Center for the Arts (The Art Center) invites artists to submit proposals for interior 2D visual artwork. Artwork for purchase and installation will be placed on one of two new nursing floors in St. Mary’s Hospital’s Century Tower. Entries with digital images must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. on March 20, 2015.
For more information, contact Camille Silverman at The Art Center by calling 970-243-7337 or by email at csil...@gjartcenter.org. (click on email address to reveal the complete address.”
If you haven’t had the opportunity yet to get down to the Mesa County Library, I hope you will soon. The exhibit is just amazing. Sue VV and I shot a few pictures of some of the quilts just to whet your opportunity to get down there.
Posted by Rita Faussone 3/10/15
The February Meeting Minutes are posted under Member Info >newsletters. Thanks to Nancy Dobson for taking the notes.
Posted by Rita Faussone 3/9/15
Jan Rickman has been chosen to be the Artist of the Month at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. Be sure to make a trip to the Art Center to see her beautiful designs.
Posted by Rita Faussone 3/5/15
The Front Range Contemporary Quilters (FRCQ)selected Kathleen Malvern’s piece “Interconnected Movement” for inclusion in their Portfolio 2015 exhibit. Portfolio 2015 is an online quilt exhibit which will remain online for one year. Twenty-eight pieces were choosen for this exhibit.
Thanks to Betty Beidelschies who took notes, the January 2015 meeting minutes have been posted. Look under >Member Info >Newsletters.
Posted by Rita Faussone 2/10/15