latest Blog News & Headlines
Here’s a Facebook link (you can click on the link and then on the right arrow next to each image to go to the next image):
Here’s the link to the gallery’s website that has a slide show of the exhibit as:
A call for entries was put out for 2-D artwork for purchase and installation on two newly completed floors of the St. Mary’s Hospital Century Project Tower. Entries with digital images must be submitted on or before 4 p.m. March 20th. For information, call The Art Center at 243-7337 ext. 4, or stop by the front desk, 1803 North 7th Street
Posted by Rita Faussone 1/16/15
AQuA will hang an exhibit at the Mesa County Library from March 4 through April 19, 2015. The suggested theme has to do with Books or Book Titles, however, if you want to submit a quilt with another theme that is okay as well. You must bring your entry and entry form to the Library on Monday March 2nd between 9:30 a.m. and noon. There is an entry form posted under AQuA Show Info > Library Exhibit > click on Website Instructions.
If you have questions, please contact Carol Patten or Sandra Hoefner.
Posted by Rita Faussone 1/15/15
We are pleased to announce that Betty Busby will be here again in September of this year. She will teach two classes – the beginner class will be September 2, 3, and 4 and the advanced class will be held September 5, 6 and 7. Each class is $225 and a $100 deposit is required by the April AQuA meeting of this year. The deposit is necessary to hold your place in the class and it will not be refunded after July 1st if you chose to drop the class.
Please note that you cannot attend the Advanced class if you did not take the beginners class in 2014. All workshops will be held at the Clarion Inn from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided.
As of right now, both classes are filled. However, you can contact Chairman Susan Strickland to be put on a wait list.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Posted by Rita Faussone 1/3/15
The end of the year is often a time for guilds to change board members. I like to send these announcements to guild presidents, newsletter editors, web masters, publicity coordinators and anyone else who may want them. If your guild board is changing, please send me names and addresses of new board members. Retiring folks are welcome to stay on this list if desired.
My goal is to send event details to key guild members who will then announce them at meetings, add them to social media, include them in newsletters, etc. If you need to edit a note, please be sure to include contact information for those who may want it.
The CQC newsletter editor, Kathy Emmel, is retiring after 15+ years. Her replacement is Mitzi King. If you are sending information to the CQC editor, please change that address to Mitzi King . For those not familiar with this, if you send a short description of your guild meetings and events, Mitzi will add them to the CQC printed newsletter, which goes to 800+ members. Again, and excellent source of free advertising. Let me know if you want more details.
My next deadline will be January 8, 2015 so let me know what you would like the rest of the quilt community to know.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. ………..Barb Gardner
CQC Publicity Chair CQC....@gmail.com
Colorado Quilting Council meetings……………..
Valerie White will be speaking at the CQC meeting in Arvada on December 6. 2014
at The Indian Tree Golf Course Clubhouse 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO
Valerie White: An Artist’s Journey —Take a lighthearted journey with Valerie, an award-winning mixed media textile artist. Join her as she shares the unexpected path to life as an artist. Laugh along as she organizes family, work and her artist endeavors into what becomes her life’s passion. A retired art educator, she shares her passion for textiles, teaching and presenting lectures. She recently taped a segment for “The Quilt Show” (Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson). Check out Valerie’s web site at www.valeriecwhite.comthen come to the meeting to see her works in person. Meetings start at 9:30AM. Guest fees are $10. per meeting.
There will be a holiday lunch after the meeting. Advance reservations required before Nov 26. $17. For details or to register, contact Martha at or
Start the Year with a Song Cathy Miller January 24, 2105 10AM
South Fellowship Hall, 6560 S Broadway, Littleton CO
Cathy Miller and her husband have appeared on The Quilt Show, have been a part of the International Quilt Festival in Houston, and have released four CDs about quilting.
Cathy is a Canadian professional folksinger/songwriter….… but now she’s a ‘quilting folksinger’.
Some of her songs will tug on your emotions, others will bring you to tears because you are laughing so hard. Her song line up could include such Cathy classics as “100 Ways to Hide Your Stash,” “Quilter’s Husband’s Lament,” “12 Step Plan for Quilters,” or “Shop Hopping” (hilarious – part of the chorus is “I spent $2,000 for the chance to buy a $200 machine.) Not only is Cathy an extremely talented quilter, she’s also got a hilarious sense of humor and a real down-to-earth personality. Check out Cathy’s web site at www.singingquilter.com. Meeting start at 10AM and the speaker starts around 11AM. Guest fees are $10. per meeting.
Quint-Essentially Quilted quilt show. Will be up for the January 24 CQC meeting. Come early for an in-depth look at hand-guided quilting by three longarmers, Lois Knight,Carolyn Schmitt, and Sandi Fruehling. They have been quilting professionally since 1997.
The opening reception is January 18, Sunday, 2- 5pm. South Fellowship, 6560 South Broadway, Littleton. Home-made cookies will be served. There is free parking and no fee.
January 25, 2015, Sunday “Mock Mola” Workshop with Cathy Miller. Holly’s Quilt Cabin, 8210 S. Holly St., Centennial, CO, 80122 9:00 to 3:30.
This is a raw edge machine reverse applique featuring Cathy’s fast and easy technique. Students design their using two layers of fabric, plus batting and backing. They will machine quilt the layers, then the top layer is cut to reveal the design. The pieces will be mostly completed at the end of the class. Visit Cathy’s website for photos and more details. Pre-registration required, contact Mary Rush, 303-947-0250 or CQC Members: $55 Non-Members: $75..
The Colorado Quilting Council invites you to their meetings. Guest fees are $10. per meeting. 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.
February 28 – CQC meeting with Donna Thomas, Boulder Valley Christian Church, 7100 S. Boulder Road. Boulder CO. Donna will teach a workshop March 1. donnalynnthomas.blogspot.com.
The Art of Fiber…50 Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder —- Please join the Handweavers Guild of Boulder as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in the Boulder community by holding a diverse show at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street (26th & Walnut), Boulder CO. The show will open December 5 with a reception 3-7 PM. The fiber art show includes works by numerous invited artists with national stature, a juried exhibit, and a historical timeline. The exhibit will run until January 16, 2015.
Fiber Visions, a group of 10 distinguished, nationally recognized fiber artists, will be presenting an exhibit at the Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St, Fort Collins, CO. The artists include Melody Randol, Linda Beach, Vicki Carlson, Mary McCauley, Franchi Rosenfeld, Do Palma, Gwen Hatchette, Louisa Smith, Elaine Spencer, and Patty Hawkins. For more information, visit the group blog, www.fibervisionsartists.blogspot.com. The show will be open Tuesday through Friday 12:30-5:30 and Saturday 1-4 with additional box office hours through Dec 5. Visitwww.basbleu.com for venue information. There will be a closing reception December 5th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Longmont Quilt Guild January 13 meeting, 7:00 p.m., 803 Third Avenue in Longmont.
Arrive early to view a special exhibit of small art quilts provided by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), an international non-profit organization of over 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, and museum curators, who are dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them.
The evening’s highlight will be a program by internationally-known quilt artist Judith Trager whose work is displayed in many public, museum, corporate and private collections. A lifelong westerner of pioneer heritage, Judith’s work often reflects the physical and cultural landscape of the American West. Rich in color, pattern and harmony, Judith’s innovative art quilts are often pieced, painted, sewn, embellished, and manipulated. Visit www.JudithTrager.com then come hear Judith’s vision of the strong tie between traditional quilts and art quilts.
February 10 meeting, Carol Ann Waugh.
The Longmont Quilt Guild meets 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.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum — NEW EXHIBIT
Wishes Through Our Hands: Japanese Quilts Made in Response to the 2011 Tsunami
through January 24, 2015.
On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred only 43 miles of the coast of Japan. It was the most powerful earthquake to have ever hit Japan, and triggered a tsunami with waves that reached heights of up to 133 feet.
The waves washed away families, homes, and jobs. Many quilts were made in response to the disaster, both by those who wished to comfort the survivors and, later, by survivors who needed hope. A collection of 29 of these quilts are on display. Most are made of silks & kimono fabrics, Many are hand pieced and hand quilted.
December 9 is Colorado Gives Day. Consider making a donation to RMQM.
Call for Entries RMQM’s 25th Anniversary Challenge
What inspires you? Make a 25-inch-square quilt to celebrate something that has inspired you during the last 25 years. Compete for cash prizes! All entries will hang at RMQM with the 25th anniversary exhibit starting in July 2015!
RMQM is located at 1213 Washington Ave, downtown Golden. They will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Otherwise it’s 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 or 303-277-0377 for details on all museum events.
Call For Entries: FACE of Fiber In the Rockies is hosting its third juried show June 12-14, 2015 in Estes Park. All Colorado 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. Entry deadline is April 1, 2015. For the prospectus, entry form and more details, visit the website at www.fiberartsep.com
Carol Ann Waugh and several other artists have a display at the DIA Art Gallery (Denver Airport) on the 5th floor, near baggage claim 17-19 at the end of the escalator on the northwest side of the terminal (on the back side of the auto rental counters). It is up through Feb., 2015. Visit www.CarolAnnWaugh.com then plan ahead to see it on your next trip to DIA.
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.
January 12, 2015 Pat West, a lecture on her fabulous appliques
February 9, Louisa Smith, lecture on “What if………….”
March 9, Barbara Yates Beasley lecture (and workshop)
7PM at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO. Guest fee $5. www.r-m-c-q.org
The Meadowlark Gardens Show was a big success this year – we sold over $1725. Thanks to those of you who put in the time to help hang the exhibit, bring racks and tables, help set up, and man the show all week. Congratulations to all who participated and sold some items. A special thanks to Laurie Marks and Wendy Bain who put in lots of hours organizing it and exhibiting everything so beautifully. Thanks to Beth Bottorff and Jan Rickman for the work they did on the lovely poster, scrap books, and publicity for the show. Nice job AQuA
The show at Meadowlark Garden Exhibit is up and running. Don’t miss your chance to buy some beautiful, hand made goods, ranging from dyed socks to watercolor paintings and everything in between. Meadowlark is located at 2259 Broadway in Grand Junction and the show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through this coming Saturday the 29th, excluding Thanksgiving Day. Here are a few pictures of some of the wares you can own if you hurry out and make your purchase. Thanks go to Wendy Bain for putting this show together with such skill and for the photographs.
Posted by Rita Faussone 11/24/14
Meadowlark Garden Show Work Schedule
Nov 22-29, 10-5 daily
3.5 hour shifts, at least one person at all times. Dress warmly!
10-1:30 Nancy Dobson, Wendy Bain
1:30-5 Marla Ferguson, Laurie Marks
10-1:30 Wendy Bain, Eldrid Schafer
1:30-5 Tana LaDuke
10-1:30 Beth Bottorff
1:30-5 Jeanette Davis, Linda Smith
10-1:30 Wendy Bain, Shar Weiser
1:30-5 Jan Rickman, Gjeneve Hopkinson
10-1:30 Chris Coolidge, Wendy Bain
1:30-5 Sue Van Voorhees, Angela Kenley
10-12:30 Jan Warren, Angela Kenley
1:30-5 Laurie Marks
10-1:30 Suzanne Barnhart, Laurie Marks
1:30-3:30 Susan Strickland
Sunday, 11-30 Takedown
Anyone else who can come and help, and pick up their own items that did
Like us on Facebook
Friends of AQuA
- Carol Shinn
- Carole O'Brien
- Cas Holmes
- Cloth Paper Scissors Free E-Books
- Color Creek Fiber Art – Mary Hertert
- Colorado West Quilters Guild
- Commission on Arts & Culture
- Front Range Contemporary Quilters
- Gayle Gerson
- Gjeneve Hopkinson – g's fiber arts
- Impress Me Now by Sherrill Kahn
- Jan Rickman
- Jane Dunnewold
- Leah Day – Free Motion Quilting Designs
- Maggie Weiss
- Mancuso Quilt Show Management
- Melody Randol Quilts
- Mickey Lawler's Skydyes
- Nancy Dobson
- Patty Hawkins
- Quilters Newsletter Magazine
- Quilting Arts Free E-Books
- Quilting Arts Magazine
- Rayna Gillman's Studio 78
- Ricky Tims
- Rosalie Dace
- Rosalie Dace
- Sandra Hoefner
- SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates
- Sherida Warner
- Sue Benner
- Sunset Slope Quilters
- Surface Design Association–Colorado
- Tangled Threads
- The Quilt Show
- The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
- Weehawken Arts