CQC General Meetings
The monthly general meeting schedule and information about the planned speakers is listed in the Upcoming Meetings section below. In 2023, the hybrid meetings accommodate both in-person and online attendees.
Next General Meeting is December 2nd
Registration begins at 9:00 am
Meeting begins at 9:30 am
(please note this is 30 minutes earlier than normal meetings)
Waterstone Community Church
5890 S. Alkire Street, Littleton, CO 80127
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81571018794
Zoom Meeting ID: 815 7101 8794
Zoom Phone Number: 669 900 6833
10 a.m. Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 Hybrid Meeting via Zoom and in person at Waterstone Community Church 5890 S. Alkire St. Littleton, CO 80127
My name is Daisy Aschehoug, and I'm an American living in Nesodden, Norway.
I've been designing quilts for magazines since 2016, and most of those quilts incorporate some element of curved piecing into a modern traditional design aesthetic. In 2020, I published my first book with co-author Heather Black, Quilt Modern Curves and Bold Stripes. My second book, Quilting with Curves, will be available summer 2023.
My most popular class and product, Giant Nested Curves, provides quilters with an elegant approach using a variety of textiles: off cuts from projects, favorite fabrics, and treasured scraps collected over the years. The acrylic template set grew out of my experiments with piecing a variety of curved seams in my own quilts.
Many Nested Curves is the next iteration of innovation with curves and the result of more than fifty quilt designs involving curved piecing. I never enjoyed using curved cutting tools like templates that use "tracks" for the rotary cutter. And traditional quarter circle square templates utilize two pieces of acrylic for each size of curve. My Many Nested Curves uses an efficient, 12-piece set to achieve 6 different sizes of quarter circle squares, as well as unlimited block arrangements with several curves.
I'm a member of Norsk Quilteforbundet, the Modern Quilt Guild, and the Studio Art Quilt Associates. I have a masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and I spent several years in the United States helping federal and state governments work with communities to develop best practices for managing natural resources. Now that I am fully immersed in designing, making, and teaching the art of quilting, I'm excited to explore how the resources I use in my craft can reflect socially and environmentally sustainable practices. And I'm always looking to share the joy of quilting with a diverse audience.
10 a.m. Saturday, January 27th, 2024 Hybrid Meeting via Zoom and in person at Waterstone Community Church 5890 S. Alkire St. Littleton, CO 80127
Kate Colleran is a renowned fabric and quilt pattern designer, author, and quilt teacher with over 20 years of experience in the quilting industry. Her quilt patterns have been featured in numerous quilt magazines, and she has online classes available on popular platforms like Craftsy and
Quilting Daily. Kate has taught at local quilt shops, for guilds, and at national quilt shows, inspiring quilters across the country.
Kate's quilt patterns are known for their complete, easy-to-follow instructions with an eclectic design style that blends traditional elements with a modern twist. Her designs are both visually stunning and accessible to quilters of all skill levels. She is particularly well-known for her popular Braid and Mini Braid Templates, which offer a fun and easy way to create beautiful quilts.
In addition to her work as a designer and teacher, Kate is also a co-author of the book "Your Precut Stash";, which provides inspiration and guidance for using precut fabric collections in quilting projects.
Kate's creative talent has also led to exciting collaborations with Island Batik, and she released a fabric line with them in 2022. Her fabrics are characterized by vibrant colors, bold patterns, and playful designs that perfectly complement her quilt patterns.
In Kate’s lecture Modern Traditional - Exploring Quilt Styles, she will use quilts, patterns and photos to show how to make the same quilt or quilt Kateblock in different styles. She’ll talk about a mix of styles, color choices and inspiration for quilt ideas. This lecture is designed to get quilters thinking about how to look at quilts and see them in new ways!
Kate's ultimate goal is to help quilters make a quilt by finding the methods and techniques that work best for them. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced quilter, Kate's passion for quilting and her expertise are sure to inspire and delight.