CQC General Meetings
The monthly general meeting schedule and information about the planned speakers is listed in the Upcoming Meetings section below. In 2022, the hybrid meetings accommodate both in-person and online attendees.
Next General Meeting is February 25th
Registration begins at 9:30 am
Meeting begins at 10 am
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
CQC Board Meetings
FEBRUARY LECTURE " INSPIRED BY THE PARKS"
10 a.m. Saturday, February 25th, 2022 Hybrid Meeting via Zoom and in person at Waterstone Community Church 5890 S. Alkire St. Littleton, CO 80127
Recently retired from 40 years as a studio potter, Vicki and her husband travel extensively in their RV with three dogs always looking for her next inspiration. Vicki has an extensive international fiber portfolio with her work being featured in both public and private collection. Her work is strongly influenced by hiking and traveling and can be seen in her “National Park” series featuring her distinctive fractured landscapes.
Vicki’s love for art began as a youngster. She explored papier-mâché, macramé, pastels, painting, stitchery and whatever else she could do with her hands. Art education seemed the route she would pursue until the ninth grade when an exceptional science teacher opened my eyes and heart to another direction. For the next eleven years she followed the dream of science to a Master of Science degree in Physiology and subsequently worked in medical research. When Vicki and her husband started a family, she quit work and enrolled in a pottery class. What began as a hobby grew steadily into a full-time business. She established Pinon Pottery where she still sells her work.
In 2004 she discovered quilting when a fellow artist at a craft show gave her one of her quilting patterns. She quickly began designing her own art quilts exploring color, form and texture utilizing a myriad of modern methods. Although she has explored many other artistic media over the years, She has found her niche in designing her own art quilts. Although she still balances her life between the business of making pottery and the joy and need to make quilts. She loves trying new techniques and materials, and usually explore themes in the natural world using her own photographs as inspiration. Her creativity is taken from the natural world, and she enjoy interpreting it both realistically and abstract forms.
You can view Vicki’s gallery and purchase merchandise from her Spoonflower and RedBubble shops by visiting her website:
MARCH LECTURE: TRUNK SHOW
10 a.m. Saturday, March 25th, 2022 Hybrid Meeting via Zoom and in person at Waterstone Community Church 5890 S. Alkire St. Littleton, CO 80127
I've had an interest in sewing since I was 10 years old. I fell into quilting after it no longer became lucrative for me to make clothes for my children or myself. Traditional piecing was my comfort zone, but then branched out into traditional cotton appliqué, then appliquéing with wool and enhancing it with embroidery stitches.
I love exploring art with pictorial quilts. My newest ventures are designing my first two quilt patterns, called Red, White, and Bloom, and Texas Strong.
I have taught Beginning Quilting at Saddleback College for Community Education in Mission Viejo, CA for two years. Teaching/speaking for guilds whether in person or Zoom has been a favorite experience of mine for the last 3 years.
I've also been fortunate to win multiple awards in our local Quilt Guild shows, Road to California, Nashville,TN, Grand Rapids, MI, and Paducah, KY. My quilts have been exhibited in Houston International Quilt Show, with one being a red and white quilt that was part of the "Ruby Jubilee" Quilt Exhibit at Houston 2014 and traveled for almost two years to different venues. Three of my quilts have been published in "Quilters Newsletter," "Quilt Mania," and American Quilter Magazines.
APRIL LECTURE: FOLK ART STITCHES
10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, Hybrid Meeting via Zoom and in person at Waterstone Community Church 5890 S. Alkire St. Littleton, CO 80127
Catherine Redford was brought up in the Northwest of England and learned to knit and sew at an early age, keeping her family’s Barbie Dolls and Action Men well dressed. She attended University where she met her future husband, Steve. Knitting him a long “Doctor Who” style striped scarf and making needlepoint pictures gave welcome relief to the chemistry and microbiology courses demanded for Catherine’s degree in Food Science. They were married two weeks after she graduated and more than 40 years later have four married children and nine grandchildren.
Catherine moved to Naperville, IL from London in 1995. Before leaving England, she had been teaching cross-stitch and just had her first pattern accepted for publication. Buying warm coats for the Illinois winters and making new friends kept her busy for awhile and then in 1998, she discovered quilting!
She took her first class at Stitches and Stuffing in Naperville…there seemed to be a lot to learn! A quick study, only five years later, Catherine started teaching classes at Pieceful Heart Fabrics in Lisle, just 10 minutes from her home, until the shop closed in June 2013. A life-long learner, now her time is spent teaching and speaking at guilds and quilt shows around the country.
Catherine is a member of her local quilt guild, “Riverwalk Quilters Guild,” serving as program chair, vice-president, co-chair of “the Gathering” committee, and a 2-year term as president. She is also a member of the Fiber Art Divas, an art group that meets at Naperville Art League and of PAQA, an organization for professional quilt artists. In 2012, she co-founded the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild to further explore the modern quilt aesthetic. Catherine has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and is a regular contributor to several magazines. She is the author of two Modern Machine Quilting QATV workshop DVDs, and two books, Modern Machine Quilting (Interweave press) and Butterfly Stitches (C&T Publishing).