On the following pages are pictures from our 9th Annual Show, held April 5 - April 16, 2018 at the El Pueblo History Museum. Featured were 31 quilts by Katya Holen, with 123 additional quilts submitted by 54 area quilters.
We hosted over 1350 visitors during this Show! Visitors were invited to make a Big Daddy or Big Momma bib for Hospice to give their patients at Christmas, from kits we prepared ahead of time. Children were invited to decorate cookies.
The quilts shown represent members of 7 quilting guilds across Southern Colorado: Pride City Quilt Guild, Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild, Pueblo West Quilters, City Beat Modern Quilters, Calico Quilters, Olde Schoolhouse Quilters, Quilters Above the Clouds, sewing group Rippin & Stitchin, and our state guild - Colorado Quilt Council. Many of these quilters belong to more than one guild, yet four of the quilters who contributed to this Show do not belong to any guild.
Our Featured Quilter for 2018 was Katya Holen. Katya began her quilting experience in 1982, but it didn't go well and she set it aside until 2000 when she took a quilting class. Since then she has experimented with various techniques and now inspires many of us to try new things! She really enjoys the trend of Modern Quilting, and one of her modern quilts was the first thing to see upon entering the Show:
Mini quilts offered for Raffle
Every year we have a project for which we prepare kits, and ask our visitors to take a few minutes to sew.
We have sewing machines set up, and assistance is provided as needed.
This year we teamed up with Hospice to make Big Daddy and Big Momma bibs, which will be given to Hospice patients at Christmas.
Sewing Day was the last Saturday of the Show - April 14th.
Another of the highlights of the Show for our visitors, is the chance to try an authentic treadle sewing machine.
Hospice has made a quilt, and is collecting stories from veterans of the Korean War. The quilt will be on display throughout the community in 2018, with the quilt given away on Veteran's Day.