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Log Cabin Fever 2021

CQC 2021 Raffle Quilt "Spectacular Sapphire" (pictured above)

The 2021 CQC raffle quilt, "Spectacular Sapphire" is a beautiful bouquet of brilliant blues. Created by members of the Alden family, this quilt is an adaptation of Judy Neimeyer's "Sedona" a design. More details and images can be found at

 Due to Covid-19 pandemic guidelines in person meetings and trade shows have gone virtual suspending in person sales. Information on how to obtain tickets is at Please include your name, phone number in your inquiry in order for us to contact you. Tickets must be paid for by check before being sent via US Postal service.  All requests must be made by Nov. 1 in order to be mailed in time for the drawing on Dec 4. Drawing will be held at 12 noon at PLCC 15771 E 1st Ave, Aurora Co 80011. State license #2021-16284

 You need not be present to win.

General Information

Colorado Quilting Council’s Board of Directors has replaced in-person meetings, workshops and events with Zoom meetings, workshops and events through the end of 2021. Our first priority is the health and well being of every member. Zoom links are sent to all CQC members who have provided email addresses to us a few days before each meeting. If you are not receiving these eblasts, contact Andrea Coyle, 239-770-4016 or Please check with local guilds for information on their meetings and events.​

March Lecture: “East Meets West: Crystal Wentz - The Versatility of Modern Sashiko”

Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom (Link TBA)

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Log Cabin Fever 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. When we set CQC’s 2021 theme — “Log Cabin Fever” — little did I know we would still be staying at home because of the COVID-19 virus. The good news for those of us who haven’t finished all those projects in closets, drawers or places we’ve forgotten is that we have more time to find them and work on them. And there’s time to finish class projects; I just finished two.

  Thinking ahead to Quilt-a-Fair, you can start now to make a quilt for the show, which will share the “Log Cabin Fever” theme. This theme brings to mind traditional and modern quilts and everything in between. There are no color restrictions. I hope you will create one or more quilts for the show. Plan to make a new log-cabin quilt or try a new technique or pattern. You have until August to complete it.

  This month, I think back to grade school when Valentine’s Day wasn’t as big a deal as it is now. I remember handing out cards to friends and looking forward to receiving cards from friends that brightened my day.

  Working with my grandchildren, they enjoy writing names on cards to be delivered to their friends and really look forward to parties at school. They bring home the cards they receive and read them over and over, laughing and giggling at the funny sayings and savoring the candy that comes with many of the cards.

   I enjoy reading the messages on conversation heart candy. I play Bingo using these hearts for markers so my grandchildren will read the messages also. My grandson likes to make rules like, “You can’t use the same message twice.” Sometimes we have to open several boxes of candy to have enough markers.

  It is said that Olivier Chase, a pharmacist, invented conversation hearts in 1847 as throat lozenges. In 1866, his brother, Daniel Chase, devised a way to press words into the candy lozenges using a felt roller pad moistened with vegetable coloring. The heart-shaped candies were developed in 1902.

  In 2018, it appeared the popular candy would be no more when the Necco Company announced it was closing. Spangler Candy Company stepped in, buying up the rights to produce the candy. Spangler produces about 100,000 pounds of Sweethearts everyday from mid-February through January. That’s about 8 billion candy hearts per year.

  I think a log-cabin heart quilt might just fit the times this year. I’ve seen several patterns online that would be fun to try.

  Are you up for finding fun and community amidst log cabin fever this year? Attend our monthly meetings and sign up for one or more CQC 2021 workshops. Join us for our new Sit and Sew sessions from 6:30-9 p.m. held the third Wednesday of each month. These are times to work on whatever you want while enjoying conversation with other CQC members. You’ll receive the Zoom links for these gatherings in our e-blasts.

  Sit and Sew sessions will be great times to work on your log cabin fever quilt for the September Quilt-a-Fair quilt show. I’m waiting to see what you design for the show.


Upcoming Workshops

  • Mar 29, 9:00 AM – Apr 19, 12:00 PM
    Crystal Wentz, owner of Meadow Lane Stitching in Loveland, will introduce a variety of Sashiko stitches as you make her “Contemporary Sashiko Sampler Wall Hanging.”
  • Sun, Apr 25
    Apr 25, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    “Extreme Piecing” will be the theme when Julie Brown Neu leads CQC’s April workshop. Julie says with the techniques you’ll add to your tool kit, there will be nothing you can’t sew.
  • Apr 30, 6:00 PM – May 02, 3:00 PM
    Time to sew quilt projects of your choice in the company of CQC friends plus playing games, solving a quilt-themed mystery, sewing for others, contributing to a signature quilt, sharing through show and tell — all this and more will be part of CQC’s Virtual Spring Retreat April 30-May 2.
  • May 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT
    Christina Cameli will teach her “Magic Triangle” class from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Using a 10-degree wedge ruler, you’ll learn to construct a versatile block full of potential. You’ll use design sheets to experiment with layouts and color placement then start making the magic.
  • Jun 27, 1:00 PM MDT – Jul 11, 4:00 PM MDT
    Rita Meyerhoff will teach “Crazy Quilt Basics” from 1-4 p.m. Sundays, June 27 and July 11. Register early so Rita can personalize the kit you’ll for the workshop to fit your preferences toward making your quilt uniquely yours.
  • Sun, Jul 25
    Jul 25, 3:00 PM – Aug 01, 6:00 PM
    All the way from Australia, Lisa Walton will speak and teach for CQC in July. She’ll share her evolution as a quilter in her lecture, “Leap and the Net Will Appear” Saturday, July 24 via Zoom.

Mission Statement

The Colorado Quilting Council, Inc (CQC) is a non-profit statewide organization whose objective is to assist in preserving the heritage of quilting, to be a source of information and inspiration, and to encourage a high standard of excellence in quilting and related arts.



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