The Pride City Quilt Guild was established on September 16, 1985, to bring together a community of quilters, to provide a forum in which to share their experiences, and exchange ideas and techniques. Many of our members belong to more than one guild; see the Resources page for information on other guilds in our area.
We meet monthly on the third Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle in Pueblo, CO. Registration opens at 9:00a and the meeting begins at 9:30a. Following a short business meeting we share our latest projects, serve refreshments, and have some type of program. Guests are always welcome; guest fee is $3. Our November/December meeting is the exception; the date is announced in the Newsletter.
The Guild offers quilts to several organizations, notably the Nurse-Family Partnership, YWCA of Pueblo, and Hospice, We have provided quilts for the Linus Project and to ACOVA (A Community Organization for Victim Assistance), and monthly nearly a dozen pillowcases are donated to the state QOV chairman for use as presentation cases for Quilts of Valor.
Annually we sponsor the Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show in April. The Show is held at the El Pueblo History Museum in downtown Pueblo and is a free event, showcasing over 100 quilts from quilters throughout the region.
PCQG goes to the Colorado State Fair! We host a booth in the Creative Arts building in which we display a few of the quilts made for charity during the past year, and have a quilting frame set up at which some of our members will hand quilt during Fair hours.
Membership in our Guild is $25, and runs on the calendar year. We currently have nearly 100 members! With such a large membership, only 15 members are asked to bring treats each month; each of us have a turn about twice per year. Also, we put a quarter in the basket at break time each month to defray the cost of coffee and kitchen supplies.
November 19: Margaret Arnot will discuss How Your Quilt is Judged at the Fair, and how to prepare your quilt for competition.
December 17: In-House Luncheon, Raffle of Tree of Life quilt.
Fat Quarter: (unknown)
Hostesses: see p.3 of the Newsletter.
Schedule of Fat Quarters: see p.6 of the Newsletter.
Weather: If School District D60 is CLOSED due to weather conditions, our meeting is Cancelled.