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, 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 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. We host an annual Quilt Show in July; the following Monday we draw for the winner of our Raffle Quilt. 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 2021
> July 12 -- None.
> August 9 -- Joan Musick will give a trunk show of her latest work.
> September 13 -- Business meeting only. We will Join Pride City next week (Sep 20) for their program by Coleen Merte of Northwater Quilts in Michigan. Coleen will also give a class following that meeting - her design for a modern quilt "Pink Grapefruit".
> October 11 -- We will host Mrs. Moo with a trunk show of some of her work. Mrs. Moo will also give a class of fabric painting with Inktense pencils. Members of Pride City are invited to join us for the class. (Purchase a set of pencils in advance - $30/tin of 12 at Amazon)
> November 8 -- TBD
> December 13 -- Christmas Luncheon and Bingo. Location TBD.
Directions to the Colorado City Rec Center
Address: 5000 Cuerno Verde Blvd. The Rec Center is in the building behind the Swimming Pool.
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.