Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild
Quilters in Huerfano and Pueblo Counties, Colorado
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 on the second Monday of each month, at the Colorado City Community Center (directions below), beginning at 10:00a. Following a short business meeting, we may have a program - perhaps with a guest speaker. We finish with the sharing by our members of both completed efforts and projects in process. Guests are welcome (no fee)!
Some of our members meet informally, at the Colorado City Rec Center on the first, fourth and fifth Mondays, 9:00a-11:30a. We work on individual projects, and occasionally have a group project.
We provide quilts in support of several local organizations, notably AADA (Advocates Against Domestic Assault) which is a member of the coalition Violence Free Colorado; the Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg, including the Dialysis Center and the Alzheimers Unit (SPRHC); the Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice in Trinidad, and the Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth (SCCY) in Walsenburg. Also, SCCY provides some services formerly offered by Bright Beginnings; we make baby quilts for this effort.
We are a nonprofit organization, registered with the State of Colorado. Beginning in 2023, the drawing for the winner of our Raffle Quilt will be held at our December meeting. Proceeds of our raffle are dedicated to books for our library, 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.
Programs for 2023
September was the first meeting at our new location!
> October -- (bring your fleece blankets - this is our annual gift to the Youth Center)
> November --
> December -- Christmas Party!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
> Retreat - September 26-28
> Annual Mennonite Quilt Auction - October 21 at the Fairgrounds in Rocky Ford. This is the last year in Rocky Ford - beginning next year, this annual event will be in Castle Rock.
SEE INFO FOR 2023 RETREAT on the Retreat page.
Directions to the Community Center
Address: 4705 Santa Fe Drive.
Exit #74 on I-25. Drive west on Hwy 165, toward the mountains, 2.2 mi. Turn right on Crow Cutoff (sign indicating Recreation Center). Drive 0.4 mi. Turn left on Cuerno Verde (again, sign indicating direction to the Rec Center and Pool). Drive approx. 1 mi. Turn left on Santa Fe (on the other side of the intersection the road is Jefferson Blvd.). Follow Santa Fe around the curve, past 4 houses on the left. Sign for the Peaks to Prairie Community Center on your left. Turn into the driveway - large parking lot with several Handicap parking spots in front.
If you miss the turn on Santa Fe, continue on Cuerno Verde approx a half mile. The other end of Santa Fe will be the next road on your left - just before you reach the Pool. Turn left on Santa Fe and drive to the sign for the Community Center - now on your right.
If you are coming from Rye, past Lake Beckwith, continue on Cuerno Verde past the Rec Center and Pool. Just past the pool driveway and three neighboring houses is the intersection with Santa Fe - turn right. Drive around the curve and past a few houses - the sign for the Community Center will be on your right, and then the driveway/parking.