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Support the Quilts of Valor at the Barnes & Noble Bookfair, Saturday April 9 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
July 29 – 31, 2016 in Telluride you will find the 2016 Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival. http://www.manyhandsfiberartsfestival.com
Quilt Show; fiber arts show; fibers, fabrics and fashions shopping mall; heritage fiber exhibition celebrating the rich fiber arts history in the Telluride region; classes in all fiber arts disciplines; live fiber bearing animals on the lawn; and raffle and door prizes.
Click MENTORS3 for members who will be happy to help you with your questions.
The Colorado Quilting Council invites you to attend future meetings, …
Lenore Crawford “Fusing and Fabric Painting to Create an Art Quilt” February 27, business meeting at 10, speaker at 11 AM. Northside Aztlan Comm. Center 112 E Willow, Fort Collins.
(Just north of downtown and near College Ave.)
Crawford uses fusing and fabric paints to achieve realism with texture and depth that other mediums do not achieve. She lectures and teaches nationally and internationally and has won numerous prizes for her work including her Port of Cassis for Moda Best Wall Quilt at the AQS Show in Paducah, KY 2011 and Monet’s Lily Pond, 2011 Denver National Quilt Festival VI, Best Wall Quilt.
She will be teaching a class on Feb. 28. The poppy quilt, pictured right, is a possible project. She also teaches at “Empty Spools”, a five day class and this is your chance to take a local class from her.
Visit her web to see her award winning works then come to the meeting & class to see them in person. www.lenorecrawford.com.
Future CQC meetings include……..
Jeananne Wright “Uncommon Quilts from Common Threads” March 26, Hyatt Place, Colorado Springs 503 W Garden of the Gods Rd Colorado Springs.
Susan Carlson, “Cutting Loose” Faith Community Lutheran Church 9775 Ute Highway, Longmont. susancarlson.com
CQC members are free for Saturday meetings, guests are $10. Pre-registration for classes is required. Visit the CQC website for more details. Contact Nancy VerWest at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Membership for CQC is $25.00 per year for 10 well known speakers, discount class fees,
access to two retreats, an extensive library, a newsletter, etc. Sign up now so you don’t miss any of the fun.
See the entire 2015 CQC schedule, maps, membership forms, class registration and other details at www.ColoradoQuiltCouncil.com.
Longmont Quilt Guild.
March 8, Janet Finley History lecture with the “Nations Rarest Quilt Photo Collection”
April 12, Debbie Caffery Machine Quilting trunk show. Workshop April 16.
The LQG meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7PM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont, CO. Meetings are free to LQG members; there is a $5 guest fee for non-members. For more information, visit www.longmontquiltguild.org.
Hello, Fellow Quilters!
My name is Heather Lundquist, and I live in Durango. I am a member of Colorado Quilt Council and have been appointed as Western Slope Documentation team leader.
As you know, CQC has been documenting quilts across the state for several years. Documentation information includes name of quilt owner and maker, materials and methods used, history of the quilt’s life, and photograph. The information is available to the owner as well as submitted to CQC for archival preservation. The documentation goes into a database that is used for future research about the trends in quilting in Colorado.
The documentation team for the Western Slope has been dormant for a few years. I am trying to rejuvenate this valuable service to the quilters on this side of the divide but I need your help and team members. I will be putting together a documentation event in June when the CQC meets in Durango. I would like to schedule at least one, maybe two other western slope events this summer. Again I need lots of help and team members.
Please contact me, Heather Lundquist at email@example.com, (970)247-0505 hm, (970)759-4736 cell, or 68 Deep Creek Ct., Durango, CO 81301. I would love to hear that you are interested and willing to help me with this project.
Susan Strickland’s “Doors” piece “Doorway to Ancient Art” won BEST OF SHOW at the Art Center Member’s Show. What a great award won by one of AQuA’s members. The piece is beautiful, really well done and deserving of the award. Next time you see Susan give her a hug and a pat on the back. Congratulations Susan!!! It is good to know that the Art Center is now recognizing fabric as art. Susan won over 260 other entries. WooooHooooo
AQuA has accepted the challenge of a show for “First Friday” weekend at Grand Valley Books, Margie Wilson proprietor. The dates are Friday, March 4th through Sunday, March 6th, 2016. Quilts can be either NFS or for sale. Margie can take any size and any price range. All AQuA members are invited to submit art quilts for this show. Art pieces should be dropped off that the bookstore between 4 PM Thursday – 4 PM Friday and picked up at 4 PM Sunday. If you can’t make those times, call Emmalee Blender and work something out. Margie would also like to have a few artists show up Friday night to explain the quilts and let the patrons meet the artists. She is supplying the refreshments. If you didn’t make the February AQUA meeting, please call Emmalee for a few details on what will be needed from you. This is a great way to exhibit our art quilts in an informal setting in our hometown
If you need help with any number of things, go to Member Info >Mentors. There are 13 people listed who would gladly help you with your quilting, dyeing, stitching etc. problem.
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