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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-  "Tequila Sunrise".  It is 52x56. The winning ticket will be announced at the July meeting. The proceeds for the quilt will go to the Shirley Sanden Memorial Scholarship Fund  Any member can apply for a scholarship.  The amount of a scholarship is $65 and you can find an application form on the CQC website or pick up an application form at any meeting, from Lucille or Sue at the raffle table.

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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