Pride City Quilt Guild
Pride City Quilt Guild, P.O. Box 1404, Pueblo CO 81002
The Pride City Quilt Guild was established in 1985 to bring together a community of quilters, to provide a forum in which to share their experiences, and exchange ideas and techniques. Many of our members belong to more than one guild; see the Resources page for information on other guilds in our area.
We meet monthly on the third Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle in Pueblo, CO. Registration opens at 9:00a and the meeting begins at 9:30a. Following a short business meeting we share our latest projects, serve refreshments, and have some type of program. Guests are always welcome; guest fee is $3. Our November/December meeting is the exception; the date is announced in the Newsletter.
The Guild offers quilts to several organizations, notably ACOVA (A Community Organization for Victim Assistance), The Boys & Girls Ranch, Hospice, and Nurse-Family Partnership. We have provided quilts for the Linus Project, and monthly nearly a dozen pillowcases are donated to the state QOV chairman for use as presentation cases for Quilts of Valor.
Annually we sponsor the Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show in April. The Show is held at the El Pueblo History Museum in downtown Pueblo and is a free event. The Quilt & Stitch Expo in Pueblo was previously held over the weekend during our Show, in the Convention Center two blocks away.
PCQG goes to the Colorado State Fair! We host a booth in the Creative Arts building in which we display a few of the quilts made for charity during the past year, and have a quilting frame set up at which some of our members will hand quilt during Fair hours.
Membership in our Guild is $25, and runs on the calendar year. We currently have nearly 100 members! With such a large membership, only 15 members are asked to bring treats each month; each of us have a turn about twice per year. Also, we put a quarter in the basket at break time each month to defray the cost of coffee and kitchen supplies.
Program: Sew-In to make quilts for the Nurse-Family Partnership. Also, Esther contacted the NFP to find out what else we can provide to them - anything for babies! Lotion, shampoo and soap, diapers (newborn to 1 year), sox/booties.
Hostesses: see p.3 of the Newsletter.
Workshop: Bring your machine (don't forget power cord and foot pedal) and accessories, power strip and/or extension cord, rotary cutter and mat. Kits of fabric/backing/batting will be provided. If you prefer, bring handwork.
Fat Quarter for this Month: Dogs! (August was Cats)
Co-op Block forSeptember/October: (new block to be announced in the Newsletter)