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FRCQ meets the third Monday of the month from January through November at the Westminster City Park Recreation Center from 7p-9p, 10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, Colorado. FRCQ does not meet in December. FRCQ Meetings, showcase artists from around the country and locally who give a presentation of their work and talk about their history as an artist. Most of our speakers are nationally known, award winning fiber artists and they generously share their inspiration, knowledge and expertise with our members. Our meetings also have a spectacular show and tell where quilt artists can showcase their work.

Beyond the Rules for Wearable Art


Mary Hertert will speak about how she dives deep into the creative abyss. Where do ideas come from and how does an artist move from good work to inspired work? What drives a spirit to create with unlikely materials or break the rules for what “wearable” actually means? This is looking through the peep-hole at the world beyond rules and norms into the world of wearable art for the runway.

Created in 1997 in Anchorage, AK and moved to Grand Junction in 2011, Color Creek is all about custom dyework, clothing and the chance to share the joy of adding color to fabric. Mary works across the fiber spectrum adding her own personal color magic to both the natural and the synthetic fibers.

The Art of the Caohagan Quiltermakers


Dana Jones, author of Pagtinabangay: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island, will introduce the role of quiltmaking on this 13-acre island in the central Philippines with an emphasis on the design processes of the quiltmakers. More than 100 of the island’s 600 residents are quiltmakers. Dana’s talk, which will be accompanied by images of the quilts, the quiltmakers in action and life on this tropical island that’s just north of the equator, will focus on how the art of quiltmaking has and is developing on Caohagan. The quilts are abstract and pictorial, pieced and appliqued, and each one is a unique design. Made from Philippine-produced fabrics, the quilts reflect the color palette of the island and the quiltmakers’ aesthetic senses.

Dana, a resident of Gilpin County, is a former editor of the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Journal and Quilters Newsletter magazine. Her quilt designs have been featured in several national magazines, and she was artist in residence at the Gilpin County Public Library in 2012. Her first book, Pagtinabangay: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island, was released in July 2015.

Ernesto “Erning” Paran quilting by a method he developed that is now used by many of the Caohagan quiltmakers. Photo by Dana E. Jones, 2014.©