ACQ VIEWS: News from Arapahoe County Quilters • October, 2019

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October 10 Meeting
Marianne Jeffrey



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Proposed Bylaw Changes

On September 27, we sent an email "ACQ: Recommended Bylaw Changes".

The highlights:
Please print and review the recommended bylaw changes. All changes are noted in red. You may refer to the current bylaws (pages 1-5) for comparison.

If you have questions, you may address them to Terry Chase or any member of the ACQ Board.
Please refer to the September 27 email for complete details. 

President's Letter 


The colors for October are the colors of fall leaves: break out those yellows, golds, oranges and reds!

A Glorious Fall Hello to All Members,
Fall finally made it to Colorado. Already hearing the possibility of snow in the high country. So excited to see the colors change at my house.   
This is a very important month for the Guild. I hope you all got the ACQ email with the suggested bylaw updates. If not, they are included in the newsletter above. Please review them and let me know if you have any questions. If we answer your questions before the meeting, hopefully our very full agenda will be accomplished.  
So I hope all of you will be at the meeting on Oct. 10 ready to vote on new board members, vote on the proposed bylaws and have a great Show and Tell before our program starts. 

See you at the October meeting!

Happy Quilting,


Thursday, October 10
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Meeting begins at 6:50 pm
Come early for the Book Fair • Marianne Jeffrey

Spectacular Quilts Using Simple Foundation Pieced Blocks with Marianne Jeffrey
Friday, October 11, 2019
Contact Alison Dale to sign up.

Monday, October 14 • 6:30 pm
Promontory Clubhouse
7000 E. Quincy Ave.
Denver CO
Contact: Jan Wolfgram (720-550-7690) for entry to the complex

*Committee chairs are requested to attend. Board members unable to attend should notify Terry Chase in advance.

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ACQ’s Mission
We are a group of individuals who already like to quilt, or would like to start, who want to grow and learn more about quilting, and who want to enjoy the fellowship and friendship of other quilters. This group is not exclusive to the makers of quilts, but includes all who find interest and worth in the collection and preservation of our fiber arts and heritage.

Nominating Report • Peggy Jorgensen

Election of New Officers at the October Meeting

We will be holding the election of the new 2020 officers of ACQ at the October 10, 2019 meeting.

The slate of officers running is: 
  • President: Terry Chase
  • President Elect: ___________
  • VP Programs: Stefani Ernst
  • VP Membership: Deb Roth
  • Secretary: Barb Pond
  • Treasurer: Jan Wolfgram
As you can see we have no one running for President Elect. If you would like to run for that position please let Peggy Jorgensen know before the October 10th meeting.

Per Article VII, Section 3 of our bylaws:
Additional nominations for officers may be made from the floor at the October meeting. The written consent of the nominee shall be presented to the Secretary prior to the nomination. Lori Land is our secretary. 

If you have questions please contact Peggy Jorgensen, Nominating Chair, with questions at:

2019 Programs & Workshops • Alison Dale & Cindy Monserud (2020)

It's Marianne from Australia by way of Parker, CO! She is a quilt book author, quilt designer-teacher-presenter, cyclist, educator and thrifter of vintage. Marianne is an ACQ member and we're excited to get to know her in October.

October 2019
  • Marianne Jeffrey - Adventurous Quilter
  • Workshop: Elaborate Adventures Foundation Paper Piecing

November 2019
  • Mimi Hollenbaugh and Pat Syta "Bound to be Quilting"
  • Workshop: TBA

December 2019
  • Potluck and Silent Auction
  • Bring notions, kits and other quilty treasures that you no longer want that will spark joy for another quilter in our annual Silent Auction.

Charitable Quilts • Linda Wilson & Barbara Shore

Thank you to all who donated quilts at the September meeting. We will be making another deliver to Children’s Hospital and the care facilities mid October.

If you have a finished quilt or one of the tops that was given out for quilting or binding, this is your opportunity to complete it and bring it to the October meeting.
Linda and I will be on retreat October 10th, but Terry Scott will have our large duffle bag and will collect finished quilts for us.

Library Corner • Ann Roman and Mary Rogers

October Book Fair

ACQ’s annual book sale is in October. Thank you to everyone who donated books for the book fair. We have more books this year for you to shop from.

Due to the tremendous donation of books, we are going to change our pricing schedule this year. In the past we used colored dot stickers to indicate the price of the books. This year we are going to try something new and use a quantity basis for pricing.

The more books you purchase, the cheaper the per book price is. If you buy one book, the price is $2; 2 books will be $3; 3 books will be $4, etc. 

We hope this new pricing schedule will make it easier for you to shop at the book fair – decide how much you want to spend and then choose the appropriate number of books!
Number of Books: Price
1 book: $2.00
2 books: $3.00
3 books: $4.00
4 books: $5.00
5 books: $6.00
6 books: $7.00
7 books: $8.00
8 books: $9.00
9 books: $10.00
10 or more books: $10 plus $1/book for each book above 10

Here are some pointers regarding the book fair.

  • We have hundreds of books that are looking for new homes where they can inspire your next project.  There should be something for everyone.
  • Come early on October 17 to visit the book fair! Doors will open at 6:00.
  • We need help with book fair set-up and tear down. Please contact Ann Roman or Mary Rogers to offer your time.
  • All book fair proceeds benefit your ACQ. Come and support a good cause and have fun at the same time. 
  • Cash or check are the preferred form for payment. We can accept credit card for purchases over $10.00.
  • Be sure to bring a tote bag for carrying home your purchases.
  • Please do not return any ACQ library books at the October meeting; you can return them at our November meeting. We want to avoid having any library books get mixed up with book sale books.
  • Please do not bring magazines for giveaway at the October meeting, there simply won't be space for them.
Happy Reading and Happy Quilting!

Library Reminders:
  • Each month we feature a small selection of our library books for our members to peruse and check-out before the program meeting. This selection changes each month.
  • A complete list of the books in the ACQ Library is available on the ACQ website by title, author and subject. Find the Library section on the Members page. If you are interested in a particular title, please contact Mary or Ann.
  • Books can be checked out for up to 2 months.  
  • Please be sure to return books in the marked basket at the library table at the back of the room.
  • At many of our monthly meetings members may donate quilting magazines. These are free to members, so please be sure to check out the selection. These are located on a table close to the library table.
  • ACQ’s annual book sale is in October. If you have quilting books you no longer use, please feel free to donate them to the book fair. You can bring them to any monthly meeting.

Raffle Quilt • Nancy Conklin


Our last and BIGGEST event of the year, the Holiday Food and Gift Show, is coming up in November!


And we need YOUR help!

The HFGS is being held at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216 and runs for three days:
  • Friday, Nov 15 – 10 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, Nov 16 – 10 am - 7 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 17 – 10 am - 5 pm

Because of the long hours of this show we are scheduling three-hour shifts. Your help is very much appreciated.
  • ACQ members signed-up to sell raffle tickets will receive free admission to the show.
  • Click here for $3 off admission coupons available for friends and family. 

Sign up because we need your help!

Here's how it works:
  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
Note: If you prefer, please contact Nancy Conklin ( and she will sign you up.

Sell tickets to quilt lovers outside the guild!

Members are reminded to pick-up raffle tickets to sell or purchase for yourself. You will receive a packet of 12 tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5). Tip: Time is running out—we draw the lucky winner at the December Holiday Potluck!

Block of the Month • Kat Slaby

ACQ’s Block of the Month (BOM) program is designed to encourage our membership to try different techniques and participate in a chance to win all the blocks produced each month.

All you need to do is make one block (or more) and bring it in to the meeting. For each block you contribute, you will get one ticket for the drawing. The more blocks you make, the more chances you’ll have to win all of them. On occasion we have so many blocks that we draw more than one winner.

2019 BOM Details

  • All blocks can be made from 2½" strips.
  • All blocks finish at 10".
  • All blocks use a white or white print for the background.
  • If you don’t have the color for the block, bring a 2½" strip to the BOM table to swap it. Swap as many as you like (in whatever colors you wish).
  • Anyone can come to the swap basket to trade 2½" strips—it is not just limited for BOM.

November 2019 Block of the Month: Country Lanes
Colors: Blue & White.
Instructions: Head on over to the Academic Quilter for instructions.


Financial Report • Nancy Conklin 


At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

  • Evolutions Juried Challenge and Miniature Quilts by Tina M. Gravatt. Now through October 19.
  • In The British Style: English Paper Pieced Quilts and Antique Paper Pieced Quilts from the RMQM Collection. October 21 through January 18.
    Opening Reception: October 25 at 6:00 pm.
  • Denise Labadie, Sunday, October 13

Third Annual Fort Collins Modern Quilt Guild Show. October 2-5. Carnegie Center for Creativity.

Denver Chapter of American Sewing Guild Fabric Sale. October 12, 1:00-4:00. Fabric, Notions, Books, Patterns, Kits, Storage and Machine Sale! 
Marathon Medical Warehouse
3251 Lewiston Street, Suite 16 (follow signs around to the back)
Aurora, CO 80011

Longmont Quilt Guild Show. October 18-19.
Boulder County Fairgrounds, Barn A. 

Birds of a Feather Featherweight Club. The first Friday of each month from 10 am to 4pm at Colorado Fabrics. Email or check out their Facebook page: Colorado Birds of a Feather.

Happy October Birthday!

  • Victoria Parker-Christensen 10/1
  • Marianne Duer 10/3
  • Jeanelle Alden 10/4
  • Jill Moe 10/5
  • Kathy Wilhite 10/5
  • Regina Hoffman 10/6
  • Tina Kagey 10/7
  • Gerry Nowicki 10/7
  • Gail Seay 10/9
  • Renee Fatseas 10/10
  • Nancy Conklin 10/11
  • Joanne Noell 10/15
  • Irene Shuster 10/15
  • Deborah Gudel 10/16
  • Judy Carpenter 10/17
  • Terry Lynn Ballard 10/18
  • Linda Wesseln 10/18
  • Carole McDonald 10/19
  • Pat Syta 10/21
  • Cheryl Walters 10/21
  • Christine Hause 10/22
  • Jenny Parks 10/22
  • Brenda Kaufman 10/23
  • M'Liss Hunter 10/24
  • Lori Land 10/24
  • Virginia Buckley 10/26
  • Carolyn Morris 10/26
  • Judy Johnson 10/27
  • Sandee Reynebeau 10/28
  • Elenna Firme 10/29
  • Terri Scott 10/31

September 2019 • Show and Tell Photos

Visit the ACQ Photo Gallery where you can see larger images from the meeting.

Row 1: Kat Slaby, Kat Slaby, Terry Swanson
Row 2: Terry Swanson, Lucy Rognes, Barb Shorey, Barb Pond
Row 3: Barb Pond, Barb Pond, Sandra Hadlock, Sandra Hadlock, Mary Foley
Row 4: Mary Foley, Lynne Carvalito, Darlene Thompson, Mary Rogers, Mary Medina

Row 5: Carolyn Morris, Beth Taggart, Beth Taggart, Jackie Baker
Row 6: Kate Collera, Sharon Osborne, Sharon Osborne, Ann Roman
Row 7: Christian and Jen Dietz, Marcia Koester, Nancy Conklin, Nancy Conklin, Evelyn Al-Misnad
Row 8: Quilters DENver Bee

Board & Committee Members

2019 Board Members

President 2019
Terry Chase

V.P. Membership 2019
Jan Wolfgram

V.P. Membership 2020
Jen Dietz

Communications/Social Media
Nancy Conklin

Parliamentarian/Past President
Jenny Kae Parks

President Elect 2020

V.P. Programs 2019
Allison Dale 

V.P. Programs 2020
Cindy Monserud

Lori Land
2019 Committee Members

Mary Papich

Charitable Quilts
Linda Wilson

Deb Gudel

June Dudley

Communications/Social Media
Kelly Collins

Nathlia Holtz

Ann Roman

Peggy Jorgensen

Festival of Quilts 2019
Amy Peterson
(303) 726-2212

Block of the Month
Kat Slaby

Charitable Quilts
Barbara Shorey

Vivian Cardenas

Carole Fronk

Communications/Social Media
Jen Dietz

Merrie Jones

Mary Rodgers

Raffle Quilt
Nancy Conklin

ACQ Views

ACQ Views is the official publication of Arapahoe County Quilters, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization, PO Box 5357, Englewood, CO 80155. It is published as a benefit to members of Arapahoe County Quilters, Inc. eleven to twelve times a year. Advertising rates are $20.00 for a ½ page ad for 1 month or 3 months for $50.00. Ads must be submitted in a digital image format (.jpg or .img) Ads must be quilting/sewing related. Members get 1 nonprofessional ad free each year. 
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