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 December 3rd 

Registration begins at 9 am

Meeting begins at 9:30 am 

In-person location:

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

All CQC members are invited to attend board meetings at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held via Zoom. 

We will NOT be holding a December Board Meeting

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84831292270

Zoom Meeting ID: 848 3129 2270

Zoom Phone Number: 669-900-6833

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 

December 3rd 2022

Come decorate your table before the meeting! 
Contest with prizes for the prettiest and the most unique tables!

At this luncheon we will be collecting food for a Local Food Drive put on by our Hosts at  Waterstone Community Church and/or bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots  put on by The US Marine Reserve Corps 
                                                                                                                                  

Complete the Luncheon Reservation Form found in our November/December Newsletter 
Mail completed form to:
Mary Rush, 6440 Youngfield, #303. Arvada, CO  80004.

Reservations must be received by November 23.

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER LECTURE: "PANEL PALOOZA"

Cyndi McChesney

10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022 Hybrid Meeting via Zoom and in person at Waterstone Community Church 5890 S. Alkire St. Littleton, CO 80127

Cyndi McChesney has been quilting for over 40 years. She has enjoyed a wide-ranging and fulfilling career in the quilting industry including as a

quilt shop owner, custom quilt maker and instructor throughout the US and Canada at national shows, guilds and quilt shops. CQC’s 2022 raffle quilt, Circular Fascination, is a great example of her free motion mastery. Cyndi is well known for her creativity with panels.  She’s looking forward to her first book, Fun With Panels, available in 2022 from C&T Publishing.

Cyndi achieved the distinguished title of National Quilt Association Certified Teacher of the Year, has won awards in the Hoffman Challenge, the Colorado State Fair, Mancuso Visuals #1 2020, for Best Long-arm Workmanship and the Vermont Quilt Festival 2021 for 

Exceptional Merit.

Her passion for quilt making is evident in comments from Cyndi’s students and in her never-ending quest to find new techniques and skills to share so that quilting is a fun, enjoyable life-long endeavor.

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 JANUARY LECTURE: "POJAGI- FROM ACIENT KOREA TO MODERN CANADA"

Elizabeth DeCroos

10 a.m. Saturday, January 28 Hybrid Meeting via Zoom and in person at Waterstone Community Church 5890 S. Alkire St. Littleton, CO 80127

Fiber artist Elizabeth DeCroos started sewing as a child and has always been interested in a variety of needlecrafts. Ever on the lookout for new techniques her search took a life changing shift in 2009. Along with her family and young kids she travelled to South Korea for two years. While there, she had the opportunity to learn pojagi – a traditional Korean textile art form that goes back thousands of years.

 

Elizabeth didn’t plan to focus on pojagi patchwork, but her desire to learn local textile traditions during the time she lived in South Korea opened a new creative world for her. She immersed herself in mastering a technique that was brand new to her but steeped in ancient history.  She learned all the hand stitching techniques and made many things with new-to-her materials like silk and ramie.  Having found her passion, upon returning to Canada, Elizabeth developed techniques for similar patchwork using a sewing machine and materials more readily available in the west. Her batik window hangings look like stained glass in the sun. Even though she does traditional quilting and hand embroidery, pojagi window hangings have become her unique signature style.

Elizabeth has been featured in Stitch Magazine, Canadian Quilter, and Quilter’s World. In addition, she is an avid stitcher, proficient in surface embroidery and the more precision counted stitch technique known as Hardanger. In 2021 Elizabeth was selected as an ambassador for the Island Batik fabric company. 

Elizabeth works with this technique in her home base - Epida Studio and has a web-based store at  www.epidastudio.com. “Epida” is a made-up word that kind of sounds like the Korean word for beautiful. It is her tribute to the influence of Korean culture in her work She designs and publishes Pojagi patterns as well as traditional quilting and embroidery patterns. She teaches live workshops both in person and virtually and has on-demand courses.

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FEBRUARY LECTURE  " INSPIRED BY THE PARKS" 

Vicki Conley

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:

 https://www.vicki-conley.com/