Local Quilt Guilds:
Calico Quilters Guild in Pueblo. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 7:00p, at the AARP Center in the Sunset Shopping Center, 1117 S. Prairie Ave, Pueblo.
Canon City Modern Quilt Club. Check the Facebook page for meeting time and location. Canon
City Beat Modern Quilters in Pueblo. Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Pueblo Main Library, 100 Abriendo Blvd, 10:00a. Contact citybeatmodernquilters@Yahoo.com for membership information. CityBeat
Olde Schoolhouse Quilters in Westcliffe. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Valley Bible Fellowship, 116 Hermit Lane, Silver Cliffe, 9:00a - 3:00p. A service project, Comfort Quilts, meets on the first Tuesday of the month. See the website for more information. OldeSchoolhouse
Pueblo West Quilters Guild in Pueblo West. Meets on the second Monday of each month at the Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., at 7:00p. PuebloWest
Quilters Above the Clouds in Woodland Park. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at Mt. View Methodist Church on Rampart Range Rd., at 1:00p.
Royal Gorge Quilt Council in Canon City. Meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Golden Age Center, 728 Main Street, at 9:00a.
Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild (originally of Walsenburg). Meets on the second Monday of each month at the Colorado City Rec Center, at 10:00a. Some of our members meet for coffee and hand work at the Colorado City Recreation Center on the 1st, 4th and 5th Mondays of the month, 9:00-11:00a. Also, some members meet to sew and do crafts at the Navajo Water Board Bldg on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 9:00a-3:00p. Bring a sack lunch. ScrappyLadies
Sewing machine repair:
John Grimes 3102 High Street, Pueblo 719-545-8337
also: Creative Sewing Design in Pueblo will service Janome and some other brands of sewing machines, and sergers.
First Stitches in Canon City has a certified Bernina technician.
Pride City Library
Our Library has over 150 items. They are stored on two carts at the church where we meet. Checkout and return is easy - just write your name and the date on the card in the front of the book. There is a file box on the cart in which to place the book card (file by title). If you wish to keep the item more than one month (providing no one else is waiting to borrow the item), just "renew" it by filling in the new date.
When you click the button below, a .pdf file will open in a new page. It is currently 7 pages. This list is alphabetical by author, which is the order that items are shelved on the carts. There are a couple of Keywords to help you locate items by topic.
Pride City Quilt Guild
Here is a link to the Pride City ByLaws:
Online Sites with quilting assistance:
Delaware Quilts offers many block patterns, in several sizes, for download in .pdf format
Creative Bug offers lots of crafty info. Check the Quilting tab for techniques, quilt patterns, etc.
Paper Pieces has precut shapes for English paper piecing. Also a great tutorial on No Waste Flying Geese geese
See a tutorial on Formulas for Quilters here
Here is a wealth of Yardage Charts
A tutorial for Susie's Magic Binding is available from Aunt Marti's 52 Quilts. This is a back-to-front binding that yields a look of piping at the edge of the binding on the front. Also, try Jean's Genius Binding - it's a front-to-back binding without the flange. Both are finished with machine stitching - you need a stitch-in-the-ditch foot for your machine. No hand stitching required!
One page of 89 options for blocks made with half-square triangles; click to open a file for printing.
Area Quilt Shops:
Stitcher's Garden 308 S. Union Ave., Pueblo 719-545-3320 StitchersGarden
Alamosa Quilt Company 3211 Main Street (in the Villa Mall), Alamosa 719-937-2555 AQC
First Stitches, Canon City Quilt Shop & Sewing Store 212 S. Fourth St., Canon City 719-285-8088 FirstStitches
Fringe 139 F Street, Salida 719-539-4006 Fringe
High Country Quilts 4771 North Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 719-598-1312 HighCountry
Ladybug Hill Quilts 929 East Fillmore St., Colorado Springs 1-866-593-5949 Ladybug
Na-La's Quilt Shoppe 117 S. Main St., Fountain 719-382-6252 Na-La's
Nana's Quilt Cottage 35 S. 26th St., Colorado Springs 719-634-9500 Nana's
Nuts 'n Bolts Needleworks 200 S. Chestnut St., Woodland Park 719-687-2272 Nuts'nBolts
Have you visited BackSideFabrics? They offer wide backs from 25+ manufacturers, including Benartex, Moda, Northcott, Timeless Treasures, Wilmington and Windham. Most fabrics are 108", but batik wide backs are 106", and some fabrics are 116" or 118" ! As a special service, they offer free swatches up to 10 per month.
You might also visit Missing Fabrics to see if you have something in your stash that someone else is looking for .. or perhaps someone has that piece you need to finish a project!