Our History

Check out "Our History" under the "About Us" tab. Each month we will feature a bit of Columbine's History written from our quilter's. 

We start with Elayne Cottingham's account of the very first Guild Meeting-Monday, January 19th, 1987. 

Mystery Quilt 2024

In the middle of Colorado,

Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in the city of Arvada.

Gather a group of Columbines.

These beautiful Columbines take care of their families and friends, work, travel, garden, bake, and create their art as gifts—these unique, magical Columbines quilt gifts.

One Columbine watched as her beautiful friends quilted gifts for their families. She marveled at how they all came together at the Sew-In to make Community quilt gifts and continue to heap a table full of quilts for those in need. How inspirational the red, white, and blue gifts for Quilts of Valor. How thoughtful the Fidget Quilt gifts are. The gifts of baby blankets, wedding quilts, graduation quilts, quilts for birthdays, holidays, and to say I love you.

This Columbine, humbled by all the generosity of kindness, time, and talent, decided to give each member a gift—a Mystery Quilt.

·   This quilt will finish 36X36.

·   The colors are just suggestions:-)) Feel free to change the colors; this design will still work.

·   I have received permission for each member of the Columbine Quilt Guild to use this pattern. There is no fee to play along. This quilt is just an activity for Columbine members. You will need your quilting supplies, your choice of fabric or dig into your stash.

·   All you need to do to play is send an email. Information will be in the May Newsletter.

·   June, 1st, you will get your cutting instructions.

·   For each of the next four weeks, you will get sewing instructions. (You don’t need to be home. If you are on vacation, they will still arrive in your email.)

·   We will finish putting together our quilts with a Zoom meeting at the end of July.

·   In August, during our 5X5 meeting, we will “Show and Tell” our Mystery Quilts.


Join in the mysterious fun!


English Paper Piecing challenge coming up at the Rocky Mtn Quilt Museum!

English Paper Piecing 2024

 Juried Quilt Challenge RMQM’s CFE Trifecta #3

 Exhibit October 21, 2024 - January 18, 2025 

1. The challenge is open to all quilt artists; international entries are welcome. All entries must have been completed after January 1, 2020.

 2. Entry must consist of at least 2 layers and held together by some form of stitching, whether by hand or machine. 

3. Entry must be no smaller than 21" on any one side/maximum of 108" on any one side. 

4. Entry must have a 4" finished sleeve attached to the full width of the top edge of the quilt, and sewn 1/2” down from the top edge of the quilt. Sorry, we can not accommodate any special hanging requirements. We ask that entrants do NOT supply/send their rods. 

5. All entries must be clean, and free of pet hair, smoke, and odor. RMQM reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet show criteria, exhibits poor quality construction, or has been misrepresented by the digital images.

 6. Entry must be available for the duration of the exhibition. 

.  It's local, affordable and an honor to be accepted.  Plus it supports the Museum, our local jewel. 

Deadline is May 31 and size is small.

For more information : Q4_2024_EPP_CFE_Entry_Rules_and_Regulations_20230802143429.pdf (rainpos.com) 

Everything's better with Cheddar!

Our Color for 2024! See more information on the Challenge Page under Activities!

The purpose of the Columbine Quilt Guild is to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere where all persons are welcome. The Guild provides a full program of educational meetings and workshops to promote quilting and to preserve the heritage of the art and craft of quilting.

We are 36 years strong this year!  Check out our birthday page!

All meetings open to the Public

 2nd Monday each Month

6:00 pm Doors Open

6:30 - 8:30 pm Regular Program

Denver Church of Christ

6925 Carr St.

Arvada, CO 80004

Members Always Free

Guest Fees = $5

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Community Quilts donated in 2024

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What to do if there is a SNOW DAY on a Columbine Meeting Day?

We have a 3-prong plan: