Meeting Time & Location
3rd Monday of each month
January - November
7 PM - 9 PM
Westminster City Park Recreation Center
10455 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO
Visitors always welcome!
FRCQ offers several workshops each year addressing a broad range of skill levels and techniques. New Skills workshops are taught by regional artists and run 1-2 days. Major Workshops, including retreat workshops, are taught by national and international teachers and typically run 2 or more days. Instructor and venue expenses determine tuition for major workshops. Tuition is set with the intent that FRCQ neither makes nor loses money, offering members access to high-quality instructors at the lowest possible cost.
Only current FRCQ members may register for workshops. Registration forms must be completed and mailed with tuition and materials fees (if required) to the Workshop Director. If a workshop does not fill as needed to cover expenses, it may be cancelled 30 days prior to the start of the class. Full refunds will be issued to those registered. If a registered participant elects to withdraw from a workshop, a refund will be issued only if another member on the wait-list can fill the space. Registration is not transferable. For more information about how to register for our workshops or to be added to a waitlist, please contact our Workshops team.
Rosalie Dace – Branch Out
May 12, 13, and 14, 2016, Thursday-Saturday, 9am-4pm
Nature has crafted trees to be the largest life forms that have ever existed on our planet. They have given shelter, shade, food and inspiration for centuries to artists, poets, and storytellers. Let us celebrate their beauty and diversity by using them as a basis for composition and design. In this workshop, discover the different shapes, patterns, lines, textures, colours, and symbolism of trees while experimenting with design and using various piecing and appliqué techniques to make a beautiful quilt top. These techniques will include foundation piecing, block-making, and appliqué (hand, machine, and reverse). There will be a feast of visual inspiration as well as discussions on embroidery, quilting, and finishing. So branch out and try something new by making a stunning, well-designed quilt top based on trees. You may choose to make representational tree images, or branch out into something completely new.
Rosalie Dace is a full-time quilt-maker whose work reflects her passion for color, pattern, and texture. She has had a lifelong interest in textiles and embroidery and has a degree in Art and English. While she values the traditions from which our quilt-making has come, she believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history. This and her awareness of being a South African artist give her work its particular character. Rosalie presents workshops internationally. http://www.rosaliedace.co.za/home.html
Registration will begin Feb 15th, 2016
Dorothy Caldwell – Human Marks
Dates: September 15-18, 2016, Thursday – Sunday
Location: American Mountaineering Center, Golden, CO
Cost: $265 + $40 supply fee
The marks we make record time and human energy. In this workshop, working with paper and cloth, we will examine different kinds of marks, including stitching, drawn and painted marks, and more unconventional marks such as burning, piercing, and mending. Each of these techniques will address a different aspect of physical movement and gesture that, through time and repetition, evolve into richly activated surfaces. Simple bookbinding techniques will be demonstrated for constructing book forms. Participants will be able to expand on workshop experiments by applying them to their own materials and imagery.
Dorothy Caldwell is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She maintains an active international exhibition and teaching schedule from her studio in Hastings, Ontario. She has carried out research in Japan, India, and Australia on textile traditions and is the recipient of grants and awards, including the prestigious Bronfman Award, given to one Canadian crafts person each year. Her work is included in many permanent collections, including the American Museum of Art and Design, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and the International Quilt Museum and Study Center at University of Nebraska.
Registration will begin June 20th, 2016.