P.O. Box 1032, Walsenburg CO 81089

Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild

We are a nonprofit organization, registered with the State of Colorado.  We host an annual Quilt Show in July, at which we draw for the winner of our Raffle Quilt.  Proceeds of our raffle are dedicated to library books, educational classes for our members, the purchase of materials to make our raffle quilts and quilts to be donated to various charities, Guild programs, and a donation in exchange for our meeting room.  Beyond fellowship, the featured purpose of our annual retreat is to preserve the tradition, culture and history of quilting, and to promote the knowledge and appreciation of all aspects of quilting.

Quilters in Huerfano and Pueblo Counties, Colorado

September

Note:  the regular meeting will NOT be held, due to our Retreat beginning the following day!  The October meeting will be held on our usual second Monday of the month, October 10th, at our new meeting location:  the EMT building on Main Street in Walsenburg.  Plan to arrive at 9:00 - we will open the meeting at 9:30a.  Due to our earlier meeting time, no potluck will be held on a regular basis.  Occasionally, if we plan to stay later, we may decide to bring a lunch - but this will be on case-by-case basis.  [Directions to the new location will be posted at the end of September]


Retreat is Tuesday-Thursday, Sept 13-15.  Plan to have lunch, perhaps in Westcliffe, before you arrive about 1:00p, ready to set up our machines and start our projects.  Our personal rooms will be available about 3:00 or 4:00p.  We will have dinner that evening, three meals on Wednesday, and breakfast on Thursday before checkout by 11:00a.

(Directions to Horn Creek have been emailed to attendees, and are posted on the Announcements page.)


A brief business meeting will be held Wednesday morning at Retreat, to replace the regular monthly meeting.  Those attending Retreat are asked to bring a few items:

  • four 2-1/2-inch strips (wof) for a game of Strip Poker!  [This game was very much enjoyed last year, and is brought back by popular request!]
  • a count of quillows you are holding at home, by number for Boys and for Girls.  We need to find out how many more we will need for the Christmas give-away.
  • an index card listing an emergency contact, any medical conditions, and your medications.  Place it under your sewing machine when we set up.  This will provide privacy of your issues but allow emergency assistance if required.


Our Guild was established in 1996 as a community for people who support the importance of Quilts In Our Lives - past, present and future.
 
We meet at the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg, on the second Monday of each month at 10:30a.  Following a short business meeting, we enjoy the sharing by our members of both completed efforts and projects in process; we finish with a guest speaker or a program.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in quilts and quilting.  Guests are welcome (no fee)!  

Some of our members meet, informally, at the Colorado City Rec Center on the first, fourth and fifth Mondays, 9:00-11:30a. And some of our members also meet for a Sit 'n' Sew on the third Thursday of the month, at the Navajo Water Board bldg, 9:00a-3:00p.

We provide quilts in support of several local organizations, notably AADA (Advocates Against Domestic Assault) which is a member of the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, BB3 is Bright by Three (formerly Bright Beginnings) which offers parents the foundation to provide their children ages 0-3 a healthy start in life, the Dialysis Center at the Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg, Hospice and the Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth in Walsenburg.