CQC AUGUST ANNOUNCEMENTS Hello CQC Members and Friends!!! We hope you have had an enjoyable summer and have found LOTS of fun quilting events around the State to attend. Following are some end of summer and early fall events for you to attend. Please pass on this information to your fellow quilters, guild members or shop customers to share the 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 who becomes a member after August 1st is only required to 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 nonmembers). 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 September 8th. Just send your announcements to Kathy Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. UPCOMING CQC EVENTS: THE AUGUST CQC MEETING will be held on August 22nd at the Hotchkiss Memorial Hall, 175 N. 1st Street, HOTCHKISS. Registration begins at 9:30 and the General Meeting starts at 10:00. Come enjoy beautiful Hotchkiss, Colorado and find out why it is known as “The Friendliest Town Around.” Also making Hotchkiss a great location for the August meeting means attendees will be able to enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables of the season harvested from local farmers and partake in the tasty wines from local vineyards. We are also excited that the 2012 Colorado Quilt Council Hall of Fame inductee and National Quilting Association Inc., 2015 Certified Teacher of the Year, Cyndi McChesney, will be our guest speaker and workshop presenter for the August meeting. Cyndi operates her own longarm quilting business, teaches at First Stitches in Canon City, as well as lectures and teaches throughout Colorado. She has won awards for her quilts in the Hoffman Challenge (2010), the Hoffman Challenge Traveling Exhibits 2011–2013, the Colorado State Fair 2009–2014, NQA Annual Show 2013, Quilt Colorado 2014 and in 2012 was one of three Invitational Exhibitors at Interquilt 2012 in Girona, Spain. On Friday, August 21st, Cyndi will teach a one-day workshop, Reheated Leftovers, from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Hotchkiss Memorial Hall. Cyndi will show you how to organize your stash, sort and create usable units from all your leftovers. Once those units have been assembled, Cyndi will then teach you how to let loose and create a fun and funky quilt from various sizes of strips and squares in a whimsical quilt set with traditional sashing and cornerstones. Finish with a funky, scrappy border and you’re done! You can learn more about Cyndi by visiting cedarridgequilting.com. The cost of the workshop for CQC members is $50 and $70 for non-members. Pre-register by contacting Mary Rush at 303-947-0250 or by email at email@example.com or by completing the registration form provided on the CQC website and mailing the form and registration fee to Mary Rush, 12675 W. 77th Drive, Arvada, CO 80005. FUTURE CQC MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS: September 25 – 26: QUILT~a~FAIR, presented by CQC, is coming to the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont. It will be open 9a – 5p each day with only a $5 admission fee. The show will provide one-stop shopping with 75+ vendors bringing you fabrics, patterns, sewing and longarm machines, raffle quilts, silent auctions and more. Explore our complete list of vendors at Quilt-a-Fair. Note: Because of Quilt~a~Fair, there will be no September CQC meeting. October 9 – 11: FALL RETREAT will be held at the wonderful Hideaway in Black Forrest. This wonderful facility is conveniently located between Denver and Colorado Springs. It has great amenities in a peaceful setting and has very well-lit and comfortable class rooms, a lovely dining room with great mountain views, over an acre of landscaped lawn to enjoy, and five decks to take advantage of to relax, read or talk. We are very excited to have Becky Goldsmith of Piece O’ Cake designs as our instructor during the retreat. Becky has been teaching for over 25 years. She loves teaching and sharing what she knows about quilting and is grateful for the many things that she learns from students. While most quilters know Becky as an appliquér, she is also a piecer and enjoys teaching both techniques equally. There are two wonderful options for classes this year! With either option, quilters will be able to attend a lecture on Saturday night based on Becky’s recently released book “The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color”. On Saturday, Oct 10, Becky will teach “Pick-up Sticks”, a lovely, modern quilt pattern that really is both fast and fun to make! We will learn how to combine improvisational cutting (using a ruler) with speedy piecing techniques. On Sunday, Oct 11th, Becky will teach a needleturn hand appliqué class called “Backyard Birds”. This class focuses on the invisible stitch, outer points, curves and more. This pattern is from the book “Backyard Birds” and will be provided in class. Who can resist a perky bird! We will be continuing our tradition of making charity quilts, so start saving your scraps now. The pattern will be available at the June through August CQC meetings for those who want to get an early start. The fees for Fall Retreat are: •Retreat Only $325 •One Class $365 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. NON-CQC ANNOUNCEMENTS 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: 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. August 1-31: WaShonaji Quilters Exhibit at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library at 2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205. This impressive exhibit, titled “A Quilters Journey: My Road to Denver” is a pictorial exhibit highlighting the journey of Rocky Mountain WaShonaji Quilt Guild members from cities, states and countries they have lived in before moving to Denver via a connecting road. It also includes those members who are “Colorado Natives.” An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 15th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Contact – Joanne Walton – 303 463-5336 or Mary Lassiter – 303 322-7285 for more information. August 29th: The RMQM is having its annual Quilter’s Yard Sale from 9 am to 2 pm in the back alley behind the museum to raise money to help meet its annual financial needs. Volunteers are needed to help sort and price items. In addition, donations of new or gently used items are appreciated and will be accepted through August 22nd . Think fabric, thread, UFOs, notions, patterns, needlework and craft supplies—all those “what was I thinking when I bought this?” items! Please bring your donations to the museum or to the office at 651 Corporate Circle, Unit 102, between 9:30 and 4, Monday through Thursday. Bring heavy or multiple items to the office for close-in parking and easy unloading! Please note, large pieces of furniture, floor frames, or exercise equipment cannot be accepted and sewing machines and small appliances must be in working order. Questions? Please call 303-277-0377 or 303-215-9001. September 5 – Grand Opening of the Georgetown Heritage Center . Through the collaborative effort of many, the restored 1874 Georgetown school reopens in Fall 2015 as the Georgetown Heritage Center, a place to celebrate our past, exhibit and practice traditional arts and leisure activities, enjoy live performances, and hold meetings and conferences. Visit its website for more details at Georgetown Heritage Center. The theme for our kickoff month is Quilting. Scheduled events include a quilt exhibit titled “Crazy Quilts Exhibit: Pride of Victorian Womanhood” that can be viewed during the weekends and on Labor Day, September 6-27, from 12-4pm and is curated by the Rocky Mountain Quilting Museum in Golden, Colorado. The cost is $5 and will run through the month of September. A two-day workshop titled “Crazy Quilt Basics” is being conducted on September 12 – 13 and will be taught by Rita Meyerhoff of Heaven’s Quilts in Arvada. In addition, a reading and book signing will be held on September 26th at 2:00 pm by best-selling author Sandra Dallas (she will be reading from her novel, A Quilt for Christmas) and costs $10 to attend. October’s theme 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. September 3 – 7: There are 2 quilt shows being held in Westcliffe, CO Labor Day Weekend. The Old Schoolhouse quilters are having a show at the Old Schoolhouse, 320 South 4th St., on Sept. 3-6. The Westcliffe Contemporary Quilters and Fiber Artists are having a show at Our lady of Assumption Catholic Church Community Room at 107 S. Fifth St. on Sept. 3-7. September 8 – Make plans to attend the Longmont Quilt Guild’s meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00p.m., as we present “Schoolhouse,” our most popular program of the year. At least ten instructors will be positioned at stations, demonstrating a variety of quilting tools, techniques and tips. Attendees choose the four topics that are most interesting to them, and participate in those sessions. 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 the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 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 more information, visit our website: www.longmontquiltguild.org. September 18 – 10am-6pm and September 19 – 10am-3pm, the Hands All Around 3rd Annual Bargains at the Buck Sale is being held at the Douglas H. Buck Community Center, 204 W Powers Avenue, Littleton. You’ve seen their booth at Quilt-A-Fair (QAF) and this is a chance to get a look at more things you really need for a well stocked quilt studio (They will also be at QAF the following week with a whole new array of goodies). There will be fabric, books, patterns, UFOs, kits, notions, vintage, finished items and much, much more! September 19,10am – 5pm, and September 20, 10am – 3pm, the La Plata Quilters Guild Show and Sale is being held at the Fairground Extension Building in Durango, CO. Admission is $3 for adults and children under 12 are free. We will have a small quilt sale to Benefit Project Linus. For Information call Barb Morgan 970-259-1079 October 1: Mark your calendar now for a special evening on Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 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 9-11 – The 11th Annual Rim County Quilt Roundup is being held at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Highway 87 at Milepost 251 in Payson, AZ. Come enjoy a unique quilting getaway in the World’s largest Ponderosa Pine Forest of North Central Arizona called the “Rim Country”. We will have a collection of southwest, wearable art and fabric art from across the country. Judged awards will be presented on October 9, 2015. Viewer’s choice and special awards will be presented at a special awards banquet on October 10, 2015. There will be classes available for those interested in learning new skills and developing their already acquired skills. There will be a quilt show, classes and a vendor mall. The entry deadline for the quilt show is Sept. 5th and CQC members have been asked to participate. Visit our website for more information, www.quiltroundup.com or call Elaine Putnam 928-978-3464. October 17 – 18: 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 – 6: The Handweavers Guild of Boulder will be holding its Annual Sale and Show Wednesday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6 from 10-6 each day (Sunday 10-3), at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Nelson and Hover Roads, Longmont. There is no cost for admission and free parking. The Sale and Show is a celebration of all things fiber featuring handcrafted 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 and a juried show. For more information, visit www.handweaversofboulder.org. Happy Quilting! Kathy Young CQC Publicity 303-420-0614 Cqc.firstname.lastname@example.org
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They were taken at the Shadow Dancing Mini-Workshop in May.
Jan Rickman taught the theory of light and shadow. A follow-up class using machine stitching to create light and shadow on our own pieces is now scheduled for November 7th at 12:30 at Artist’s Haven. Bring your sewing machine, and a project that needs detail stitching.
The class is full, but if you want to be on a waiting list in case of cancellations in this class, contact Sue Van Voorhees email@example.com Non-refundable $20 fee will be charged at the time of enrollment.
Posted by Rita Faussone 7/20/15
A reminder that the AQUA meeting will be this Saturday, July 18 at Suzanne Barnhart’s house. 10:00 in the morning. Please remember to bring a folding chair, if you don’t have one I have some extras, a dish to share with the group–dessert or salad. The sandwich fixing is being provided by Aqua. I will have drinks, water, iced tea and lemonade and all the tableware.
Those of you who have items you wish to sell, we will have tables set up for you to use. Remember that the sale is between you and whoever wishes to buy what you have. There will not be any change available so best make the price in round amounts. You can park in my driveway and on the garage apron. There is also adequate parking on the front of the property next to the road.
The address is 556 20 Road in the Redlands.
Those coming from the downtown area—-Go straight down Grand to first and continue going west across the river and down highway 340 or also known as Broadway. After you have passed the former Safeway shopping center keep going straight to 20 road which will be on your left. Turn left and go down to almost the end of 20 road and my house is on the left two houses down from the intersection of 20 and South Broadway.
Coming from the Mall–Go south from the Mall across the Redlands Parkway towards the Monument. Turn right onto Broadway/highway 340 and come straight down to 20 road and turn left. See above.
Coming from Fruita area–Come east on highway 340/Broadway to 20 road and turn right. See above
If you are coming from somewhere in the Redlands, just follow Broadway to 20 road.
If you get lost or if you have questions before you start out, call Suzanne.
I look forward to seeing you all.
Kathleen’s beautiful and intricate “Connected Movement II” has been accepted into the Lincoln Center’s 33rd Annual New Legacies exhibit. Kathleen piece was constructed with woven dyed fabric and dyed silk. The exhibit runs from July 7 to August 22 at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. The opening reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday July 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Posted by Rita Faussone 7/9/15.
The Minutes of the June 20, 2015 minutes have been posted under Member Info >Newsletters. Thank you to Nancy Dobson for preparing the minutes.
Posted by Rita Faussone
Jan Warren’s dye class held June 20, 2015 was a huge success. This is only a sampling of some of the participants’ fabrics. Beautiful, aren’t they:
The following were dyed by Kari Harvey:
This picture is of Mary Grande’s color run:
We recently noticed that the link between our website and our Facebook page went down in late April. It should be fixed now. Make sure to follow us on Facebook by clicking on the link in the right-hand side of our website or click on the Facebook quilt image in this post.
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