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In memory and honor of Shirley’s dedication to the Colorado Quilting Council, a memorial fund has been established. The guild is collecting donations to fund scholarships that will be awarded to members wanting to further their quilting knowledge. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact Sue Keck for further information at  or Lucille Rypinski

Donations can be sent to:

Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Colorado Quilting Council,
P.O. Box 295,
Wheat Ridge, CO

Current Raffle Quilt- Chicken Quilt

This chicken quilt is title “The Early Bird Gets the Worm” we have given it a nickname”THE WORM” can you find the worm.  This quilt will be raffled at the August General Meeting.  You can purchase tickets at any of our general meetings. They are $1.00 each. The quilt was donated to CQC by an unknown person,  It is hand appliquéd and hand quilted we believe sometime in the early 1990’s.

Colorado Quilting Council invites members to apply for scholarships to take classes and workshops offered through the council or other quilting entities. The scholarships can be used for online workshops the same as in-person workshops. 

Applicants must be CQC members in good standing for at least one year before applying. Scholarships are paid directly to the entity offering the class, not the recipients. Applications must be received by the end of each month and at least 30 days before the workshop/class date.

Scholarships pay tuition only, not registrant, entrance fees or kit fees. They are limited to $75 per person. A maximum of six scholarships totaling up to $500 will be awarded in a calendar year. If more than six applicants meet the requirements, recipients will be determined through a lottery. The workshop/class must be quilt-related. Applications must include a description of the workshop/class and the applicant's purpose in taking it. 

Shirley Sanden was a founder of Colorado Quilting Council. The scholarships are given in her memory. CQC members support the scholarship fund through buying chances to win quilts and quilt-related items at in-person meetings of CQC. Donations to the fund can be made at any time.

Contact Lucille Rypinski for more information: 303-457-2006 or

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