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 Recreation 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. Also, some of our members meet for a Sit 'n' Sew on the first and third Thursdays of the month, at the Navajo Water Board bldg (Walsenburg), 9:00a-3:00p. (bring a sack lunch)
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 2022
> December -- Christmas Luncheon
Directions to the Colorado City Rec Center
Address: 5000 Cuerno Verde Blvd. The Rec Center is in the building behind the Swimming Pool. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the new Community Center.
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 1.4 mi. Park in the swimming pool parking lot on your left and walk by the pool to the adjacent building, or drive passed the parking lot and turn left on Los Cerritos. Go around the curve and turn left on Monte Vista, then left on the dirt driveway toward the basketball/tennis court. Approx 10 min. from the Exit.
Community Center - 4705 Santa Fe Drive
Also known as The VFC Building, the Peaks-to-Prairie Activity Center, the Susan Kalman building, "that place where they hold Yard Sales" -- this is the newly renovated Community Center. Two classrooms and one Event Room are available for rental - they are on the main floor, have lots of windows, and there is a kitchen! Contact Ms. Patrick at 719-676-3272.