Longmont Quilt Guild

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We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-9pm at Faith Community Lutheran Church at 9775 Ute Highway, Longmont, CO. Meetings are sometimes virtual via Zoom. Check our calendar for more information.

Guest fees are $10 and are payable at the membership table upon arrival.


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4th Annual Online Auction

Serendipity: Discover the Magic!
An amazing array of quilts and quilting-related items, to be auctioned October 27-29. It’s an on-line Auction, so you can participate from anywhere!

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Become a Member

If you are interested in learning about quilting, attending our events and workshops, or just building a wonderful community, join us!

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Quilt Show

Every year the guild holds a quilt show that showcases our guild members' wide range of talent.


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Raffle Quilt

Check out the raffle quilts in the past. Keep an eye out for our next quilt and see how it could be yours!

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Events


Events in April 2024

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March 31, 2024
April 1, 2024(1 event)

12:30 pm: Machine Embroidery Bee Meeting


April 1, 2024

When: First Monday of the Month
Where: Lyons Quilt Shop, 12:30 to 4pm.
What: Everything Embroidery but by machine. Even quilting in the hoop. Learning about different stabilizers, threads and all things machine embroidery.
Open to New Members? Yes
Contact: Nancy Jackson (303)669-6051 or jackson44nl@gmail.com
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

April 2, 2024
April 3, 2024
April 4, 2024
April 5, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Bee Modern Meeting


April 5, 2024

When: Sew Day, 1st Friday of the month, 10am-5pm
Where: Stitches Quilt Shop, Johnstown
What: Sharing an interest
Open to More Members? Yes
Contact: Becky Schwendeman becky.schwendeman@gmail.com (405) 922-1113
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

April 6, 2024
April 7, 2024
April 8, 2024(1 event)

1:00 pm: Featherweight Singers Bee Meeting


April 8, 2024

When: 2nd Monday of the month from 1pm to 5pm.
Where: The Presser Foot
What: Bring your Featherweight sewing machine and
your project and sew with others.
Contact: Judy Cabot (813) 442-3464 or j3intampa@yahoo.com

April 9, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: Margaret Willingham Lecture


April 9, 2024

“I see quilts as transcriptions of the world around us – in my work I am inspired by the functional elegance of Victorian architecture, from iron grates to grand facades, as well as the natural beauty of creation. In my designs, I want to enable you to bring this beauty and elegance to your own home to create a sense of welcome and hospitality for the people you love.”

Margaret Brewster Willingham, the creative mind at work behind Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs, is a national teacher and lecturer, pattern designer and author. Margaret’s quilts are influenced by the dynamic elements of movement, color and design she used for over 40 years as a choreographer of dance as she composes unique quilts full of beauty, elegance and inspirational color. For Margaret, quilting is a journey of excellence and a creative act of hope. Her quilts and her teaching style invite you into that journey. Her greatest joy is in passing on skills and growing confidence in quilters new and old, inspiring us each to listen to our own creative voice and to have the confidence to try something new. She is most well-known for the innovative (and foolproof!) methods she’s devised for reverse applique – ‘Trace, Baste, Snip and Stitch’, which takes the mystery (and hardship) out of reverse applique. Many of her designs can be completed by either hand or machine, for those times when you just have to have it finished quickly!

In addition to her own pattern designs, she designs patterns for commercial and Indie fabric companies, including Island Batik, Banyan Batiks and Batik Textiles, and co-authored her first book in 2018: Christmas RAPPing, Christmas Quilts featuring Reverse Appliqué & Paper-Piecing (with Nan Baker). She teaches regularly at specialist applique retreats and also at festivals, including: Academy of Applique, Applique Away on Galveston Bay, Houston International Quilt Festival, Houston Virtual Quilt Festival, QuiltFest, Road to Ca, Vermont Quilt Festival, AQS Lancaster and Paducah, both in-person and virtually. In 2023 she will appear on The Quilt Show (11/5) and teach full time at AQS Paducah, and at KCRQF and Vermont Quilt Festival.

She also takes commissions to make bespoke versions of her quilts, to match your lifestyle and bless your home.

 

April 10, 2024(2 events)

9:00 am: Margaret Willingham workshop


April 10, 2024

Margaret Willingham welcomes you into the hand journey as she invites

you into the multidimensional world of reverse appliqué mixed with appliqué and under-coloring. It’s so easy, and fun to stitch by hand with our 4-step method of trace, baste, snip & stitch. This labor of love is meditative and addicting, a joyous journey taken one stitch at a time.

 

The cost of the workshop is $75.00.  This includes the pattern to make the Crown Pineapple.  Margaret will have the patterns available at the workshop.

You do have the option of pre- ordering a Kits of the original Cherrywood Fabrics from www.eobquiltdesign.com. prior to the workshop, Cherrywood fabric workshop kits for $22.00 + shipping.  Or you can certainly use fabric from your own stash. Batiks are recommended. A Supply list will be sent out prior to the workshop.

Moose Lodge
2210 Pratt Street
Longmont, CO

9:00 am: Margaret Willingham Workshop - Added Dimensions: Crown Pineapple


April 10, 2024

Join us for Margaret Willingham's workshop!

Moose Lodge
2210 Pratt Street
Longmont, CO
April 11, 2024
April 12, 2024
April 13, 2024(1 event)

1:00 pm: Bee Finished Meeting


April 13, 2024

When: 2nd Saturday of the month from 1pm-5pm
Where: The Presser Foot, 2430 Main St, Longmont
What: Working on and supporting others with unfinished fabric objects (UFOs). Bring your sewing machine and supplies, or handwork. New Guild members are especially welcome!
Open to More Members? Yes
Contact: or Eileen Hayes epthayes@comcast.net 609-902-6314
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

April 14, 2024
April 15, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm: Embroidery Bee Meeting


April 15, 2024

When: Third Monday of the month at 6:00pm
Where: Contact Debra Hartman for monthly location.
What: Sharing an interest in the exploration of hand embroidery and hand stitching techniques of various types.
Open to More Members? Yes
Contact: Debra Hartman (508) 733-3241 or debralhartman@gmail.com
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

April 16, 2024
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April 19, 2024
April 20, 2024(1 event)

9:00 am: Bee Sew Brave Meeting


April 20, 2024

When: 3rd Saturday of the month at 9am
Where: Faith Community Lutheran Church, 9775 Ute Highway, Longmont, CO
What: We work on Military Outreach projects. Our main focus is these two organizations; Challenge Aspen Military Outreach (CAMO) and Veterans Community Project (VCP) tiny houses.
Open to More Members? Yes
Contact: Paula Ball (720) 278-6170 1000quilts@gmail.com
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

April 21, 2024
April 22, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm: Bee Artful Meeting


April 22, 2024

When: 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 PM
Where: Kirsten Round's home
What: Members work on their own during the month and bring in the results of the work to share; so share ideas and techniques.
Open to More Members? Check with contact person below
Contact: Kirsten Rounds (401) 486-7546 or ktagrounds@gmail.com
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

April 23, 2024
April 24, 2024(1 event)

9:00 am: Outreach Kit Making Day


April 24, 2024

Join us to help put together kits for outreach quilts.

Heart of Longmont United Church
April 25, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm: Bee Edgy Meeting


April 25, 2024

When: 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm
Where: The Presser Foot, 2430 Main St, Longmont
What: Explore various techniques for hand and machine appliqué projects, using cotton and/or wool.
Open to More Members? Yes
Contact: Von Yetzer (303) 669-7202 or theyetz@gmail.com
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

April 26, 2024
April 27, 2024
April 28, 2024
April 29, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 1, 2024
May 2, 2024
May 3, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Bee Modern Meeting


May 3, 2024

When: Sew Day, 1st Friday of the month, 10am-5pm
Where: Stitches Quilt Shop, Johnstown
What: Sharing an interest
Open to More Members? Yes
Contact: Becky Schwendeman becky.schwendeman@gmail.com (405) 922-1113
You must be an LQG member to attend this bee.

May 4, 2024

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Longmont Quilt Guild is:

  • To preserve and continue the traditions and history of the art of quilting, quilt making, and related hand arts.
  • To develop and contribute to new approaches to quilting.
  • To expand the knowledge of quilting and educate those interested in the background and skills of quilting.
  • To contribute to community education and appreciation of the art of quilting.
  • To provide community outreach projects available for member participation.

We value all quilt makers and enthusiasts, regardless of skill level, enjoyment level, or style type. Quilting is an artform that thrives on ideas, and we strive to share those ideas and learn from each other to further each individual's journey in the craft.