Sandy Kline's sewing machines are for sale.  

Bernette b77 (left below) was recently serviced.  Asking $750 obo.

 Janome Skyline S5 (right below), asking $650 - $700.

Contact Clayton Kline at 719-250-7173

At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center - a traveling exhibit from the National Quilt Museum

Into the Wild: Creature Quilts | 05.27.23 – 01.14.24

Quilt artists take inspiration from everything in the world around them, including living creatures. This exhibit will show a wide range of fiber art created between 1988 and 2017 that celebrates quilted creatures. Some of these quilters have chosen an animal to be the grand focal point of their art, while others take a more fantastical approach. From very traditional styles, to very modern styles, and all those in between this exhibition curated by The National Quilt Museum is a wonderful example of the vibrant art of quilt making.

2023 Raffle Quilt

Circles of Peace

Our raffle quilt for 2023, "Circles of Peace", measures 74" x 90".  

Tickets for the drawing to be held in December 2023 are  $1 each or 6/$5.

The weekend of Sep 16-17 the quilt will be shown at tickets will be available at a Gun Show in Walsenburg.

On a weekend in October the quilt and tickets will be at Valley Market in Colorado City.

In November - location TBD.

Closeups of piecing and quilting

Pink Vibrations - 2024

First showing of the completed quilt for next year's raffle. The finished size is 63" x 77".

The kit for this top was donated by Sandy Kline. She also donated the fabric for the back.

The piecing was done by Shirley Schwab. She also finished the binding and attached the hanging sleeve.

The longarm quilting was done by Merry Martin of R&M Creations. She did some lovely custom quilting, using different thread colors - take a closer look!

At the July meeting, six suggestions were made for the name of this quilt - with Pink Vibrations securing the most votes.

Shirley will arrange to have a label made.

Guild Membership to RMQM

Museum Hours:

Monday - Saturday  10:00a - 4:00p Sunday  11:00a - 4:00p                     Closed:  Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day.

Admission:  Adults $12, Seniors (65+) $10

Note that Guild Members receive free admission with a guild membership card on National Quilting Day (the 3rd Saturday in March each year.) The next National Quilting Day will be    March 16, 2024.

The Guild will receive one lecture/trunk show per year.

Visit the website:  RMQM

Moderne Pop

The original pattern finishes as a square quilt - 62"x62".  I prefer a rectangle so added an extra row of blocks - 4 blocks across x 5 rows - which finished at 62"x74".  Different fabric selections make notable differences - and you can mix up the block layout!

This is a very quick and easy quilt pattern, and would be good for a charity quilt.

Easy Patterns to make Charity Quilts

Blitzen Mix  and  Crazy Eights

Potato Chip Quilts - see photos below

Choose the Download button below for printing the pattern.

Use 32 pieces (2"x3.5") or 18 pieces (2.5"x4.5") to make blocks that finish at 6.5", 9.5" or 12.5".  By rotating alternating blocks you avoid having seams meet as the blocks are put together.  (See the photos below.)  You will need 35-40 blocks to make a "nice sized" quilt.

The following pattern, shared at the April 2021 meeting, makes a very quick charity quilt.  The file to download the quilt pattern is below the pattern.

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