The 10th Annual Show has closed. Thank you for visiting - we had over 1500 visitors.
Our Featured Quilted for 2019 was Cathy Ortega, and our Opening Reception also celebrated the former Featured Quilters - see the picture below.
The Pueblo Chieftain published a story on our Show - Saturday 6 April 2019, page A7. Or go online here
Planning for next year's Show will commence in October; however, the Featured Quilter for 2020 has been announced: Carol Davis!
On the following pages are pictures from our 10th Annual Show, held April 4 - April 15, 2019 at the El Pueblo History Museum. Featured were 18 quilts by Cathy Ortega, with 132 additional quilts submitted by 59 area quilters.
We hosted nearly 1400 visitors during this Show! Visitors were invited to make a school bag for the Mennonite Central Committee from kits we prepared ahead of time. Children were invited to make an Easter Basket from strawberry baskets and ribbon.
The quilts shown represent members of 8 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, Royal Gorge Quilt Guild, Quilters Above the Clouds, the sewing group Rippin & Stitchin, plus our state guild - Colorado Quilting Council. Many of these quilters belong to more than one guild, yet nine of the quilters who contributed to this Show do not identify with any guild..
Our Featured Quilter for 2019 was Cathy Ortega. Cathy was raised on the East Coast, and trained as a nurse. She says it's the perfect profession .. you can change departments within the same hospital and get a whole new career without losing seniority, vacation time or retirement money!
She retired from St. Mary Corwin Hospital at the young age of 59, and bought her first longarm machine as a retirement gift to herself.
Display Case in the back Room
As visitors walk through our Show, they find Hostesses on hand to answer questions or to assist with white gloves for close examination of a quilt.
You might encounter a quilter plying her needle .. or you could Try the Treadle!
While we do not have a Boutique of items for sale during this Show, we do host a Bucket Raffle with a chance to win one of ten small quilts. Or you could take a chance on the large quilt being raffled in July.
And someone might have asked where you are visiting from!
On the last Saturday of our Show, we always have a project in which our visitors are invited to participate. We prepare kits in advance, and have sewing machines set up at the ready, so folks can just sit down and make one.
This year our project was school bags for the Mennonite Central Committee - they provided the specs, and 200 bags were made!