2024 Challenge

Announced at the May 2023 meeting:  the Challenge for next year will be a Scrap Quilt - sometimes known as Bits & Pieces, Krazy Quilt, Crumb Quilt, etc.

Yours must be made only from scraps, or you may use fabric from your personal stash.  The pattern is your choice.

Make a quilt that measures somewhere between 68" x 76" and 76" x 84", and it must have batting in the center.  However, your quilt may be quilted (either by hand or by machine) or it may be tied, and it must be edge-finished with binding.

Challenge quilts should be completed in time to show at our March meeting, prior to entry in the Quilt Show for 2024.  Challenge quilts will be displayed together in the Side Gallery.  Quilts that do not meet the required measurements will be accepted into the Show, but will not be hung with the Challenge display.

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.

Longarm For Sale

Avanti Handi Quilter 12' machine for sale $6,000. Purchased 2014. Longarm is in very good condition. Machine has been in storage since 2021. Comes with bobbin winder, ruler base plate, red snappers to load quilts, extra bobbins. Has leaders for all three poles, has micro handles that can be attached to front of machine. Machine comes with "Handi Quilter" tool box and manuals. Back of table will hold pantographs and I have a few you can select. Machine comes with a laser light to follow pantograph designs. The sewing machine has the original storage box if you need to take it off the table to be serviced. I have a Tewa upper tension gauge reader that I will give with machine. $6,000 firm price. Contact Carol Clark at 719-671-0749 or at

Directions to make a Pillowcase

                         Or, as Quilts of Valor now refers to them, a Presentation Case

Membership Form

Download to Print.  Complete the form, and mail with your check.

2023 Fat Quarters

Monthly exchange - if you choose to participate.  

Turn in at Registration (with your name) for the drawing during the meeting.

January --  Blues

February --  Batik

March --  Pink

April --  Cats & Dogs

May --  Flowers

June --  Patriotic

July --  Purple

August -- Wild Animals

September --  Black and White

October --  Dots and Stripes

November --  Plaid

December --  Turquoise

2024 January --  Rainbows

February  --  Zoo Animals