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CTQC - 2018




* 2018 Meeting Dates*

CTQC Leadership Meeting: (Park Meadows Food Court)  Thursday,
July 5, 2018, 5:30 - 6:30pm

CTQC Meeting: Monday, July 9, 2018, 6:30- 8:30pm
Location: Parker Adventist Hospital - Room: Inspiration A



CTQC Leadership Meeting: (Park Meadows Food Court)  Thursday,
August 2 , 2018, 5:30-6:30pm

CTQC Meeting: Monday, Aug 13, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Parker Adventist Hospital - Room: Inspiration A



CTQC - Looking Ahead
2018


  Monday, June 11

Merrie Jones

Merrie Berrie Quilting

This month, the CTQC will feature longarm quiilter and batting distributor,
Merrie Jones.


  July 9, 2018

Leslie Johnson

Paducah Award Winning Quilter


Summer Fun
Quilt Along

Quilt measures 30" x 32" finished.
It is divided into five sections.
Each week a section will be linked to this site.
Here are  Part 1 ,   Part 2, Part 3      

- Club NewS -


Looking for a great quilt group to join?!
We have classes, speakers, raffles and lots of ideas to share.
We would love to have you visit and check us out.


Remember to bring:

* Nametage
* Show and Tell

* Bags for Hospital



 

         


 


Front Range Exhibits and
in the West

   Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Hollis Chatelain: Stories of West Africa
Rooted in Tradition
(art quilts from the 2005 exhibit)
Both run through July 21st


Parker PACE Center
"Contrast" Art Quilts

Thru July 9, 2018

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Castle Rock Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
Douglas County Fairgrounds
June 28-30

FACE of Fiber in the Rockies Exhibit
Thru July 14

Top 10 Quilt Facts

10.  According to dictionary.com the word “quilt” dates back to around 1250. The term in Middle English was “quilte,” based on old French word cuilte derived from the Latin word “culcita” for mattress.

9.  Quilting can date back to 3400 BC. The oldest quilt still around today is The Tristan Quilt dated around 1360-1400.

8.  World’s largest quilt is the AIDS Memorial quilt and weighs approximately 54 tons.

7. The first rotary cutter was invented in 1979 by Olfa for garment making, but soon quilters realized the wonderful advantages to it.

6.  A 2014 study showed that quilting in the United States is a $3.7 billion industry.

5.  The same study showed that more than 21 million people quilt, predominantly women with an average age of 62.

4. In Canada there is one national quilt organization that was founded in 1981. The Canadian Quilters’ Association has 20,000 members and holds an annual conference each year that includes their National Juried Show.

3. The Dresden Plate quilt block was the most popular quilt block in the 1920s and 30s. Although when first published in the early 20s, it had different names like Grandmother’s Sunburst, Dahlia and Sunflower.

2. The first spools for thread were invented in the 1820s and used birch wood.

1. We quilt for the pure love of it!

 



Hello and Welcome to CTQC


Common Thread Quilt Club of Parker, CO was created in August of 2004 as a social quilting group for local quilters.  The group provides education and networking opportunities to its members and is dedicated to providing quilts for philanthropic causes on a
consistent basis.

Our regular meetings are held on the second Monday
of each month. 
All are welcome to attend, no RSVP is required. Be sure to check our calendar for a list of all of our upcoming events and details.

Common Thread Quilt Club is a wonderful group of talented people, and we hope youwill join us!  Our group is fairly unstructured and small,
and we like to refer toourselves as a club rather than a guild in order to promote a small town feel. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our members.