Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show
SAVE THE DATE!
The 14th Annual Quilt Show will be held April 4 - 13, 2024. Entry forms will be available in December - at the meeting and on this website; deadline for entry is Monday, March 18.
Challenge for this year: make a scrap quilt (crumb quilt, krazy quilt, etc) 68-76" wide x 68-84" long. Top must be made from scraps and/or stash ONLY! Batting & backing may be purchased.
Southern Colorado Regional
The 13th Annual Quilt Show
Our 2023 Show has concluded! There were 133 quilts from 50+ quilters representing ten Colorado quilt guilds, seven quilters who are unaffiliated, and two quilters from out-of-state! In addition, there were items in the Display Case in the Back Gallery, Camden bags on an adjacent hall tree, quilted jackets on dress forms, and embellished cards.
Although no quilt appraisals were conducted this year, there was a children's class held each Friday - a Scavenger Hunt the first week, and the kids sewed a couple of bean bags the second week. As our Community Project, we collected fabric, sewing/quilting tools and accessories, and unused sewing machines for the Navajo Quilt Project.
An Opening Reception was held for Featured Quilter Donna Austin on Thursday, March 30th, with guests invited to vote for their favorite of Donna's quilts. The Featured Corner displayed 19 of her quilts selected to showcase the variety of projects she has completed over her quilting career; there were 3 additional quilts to be found throughout the Show in general.
We had 1,259 visitors sign our guest book this year, several from out of state.
New this year, we had a Speaker! Susan Hudson is a Navajo quilt artist, who came from Sheep Springs, NM. She gave a program on Saturday, April 1st. See more about her in BLOCK magazine v.8 no. 4, 2021. Our Community Project this year collected 60 bags of fabric and sewing supplies, and 7 sewing machines in good working condition, for donation to the Navajo Nation (includes portions of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah).
The annual Pride City Quilt Guild Bucket Raffle (with 10 different items) was near the front doors - as always, tickets were $1 each or 6/$5. Choose which item(s) you wished to win by placing your tickets in the respective buckets! The drawing for these items was held following the close of the Quilt Show, at our April meeting 4/17/2023 at 10:00a.
The Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild also showed their raffle quilt for 2023 - Circles of Peace. Tickets were available for the drawing to be held at the December 2023 meeting.
The Quilts of
Our Featured Quilter - Donna Austin
Quilt and Pillows in the Glass Display case
Landscape Butterflies in Y Mania Fantasy Blue and Green
Pansy Islands Baskets of Flowers Green and Black Drama - (voted Favorite of Donna's quilts)
My Amsterdam Kaleidoscopes Korean Memento Quilt
Mars 2004 Night Time in 1450 AD Southwest Souvenirs
Out of Castle The Feather My Heart Belongs Into and the Tunnel to Good Books Out of the River
Donna Austin My Peach Quilt Asian Picture
Jacob's Friends (Back of Jacob's Friends) Ribbon Theory Donna Austin (PC) Donna Austin (PC)
Autumn Leaves Liberty Priceless Butterflies Carol King Nancy Shaw (PC, SL) Nancy Morlan (R&S) and Grandma Gray and Shelby
Prairie Meadow Allie's Folly Labyrinth Yvonne Cleaver (PC, OSQ) Allie Russell (PC) Vicki Becker (PW, CB)
Safe Harbor Cosmos Valley Traditions Holly Vigil (PC) Mary Beth Shaufler (PC) 2023 Raffle Quilt Old Schoolhouse Quilters
Simplicity Seamstress Purple Mountains Majesty Paula Fredrick (PC) Yvonne Cleaver (PC, OSQ) Anita Thigpen
Air Academy Baltimore Quilt The Hidden Star Sampler Nancy Morlan (R&S) Marilyn Morford (QATC) Caroline Gonzales
Covid Rag Pink Passion Nine Sisters Nancy Morlan (R&S) Virginia Johnson (SL) Paula Fredrick (PC)
Chain Gang Dresden Plate Yellow and Blue Paula Fredrick (PC) Mary Beth Shaufler (PC) Yvonne Cleaver PC, OSQ)
Hop the Fence Southwest Christmas Poinsettia Kris Sparks (PC, SL, Calico) Barb Tuttoilmondo (Calico) Mary Ellen Rhea (PC)
Aurora Borealis I Heart You Beloved Sunflowers Holly Vigil (PC) Becky Hedrick (PC) Carolyn Baker (SL)
Trellis Toes in the Sand Long Time Gone Diane May (PC) Allie Russell (PC) Susan Ragan (PW)
Fish Follies Spring Becky Hedrick (PC) Nancy Shaw (PC, SL)
Mystery Quilt 2021 Dream Big Flower Panel Buckskin, Call of the Wild Priscilla Palacio (PC, SL) Kay Loudenberry (PC) Jami Alwin (Wyoming)
Winter Wonderland (closeup of embroidery) Geisha, Birthday Card, Valentine Judy Case (CQC) Linda Pace (PC)
2022 Pride City Mystery Quilt
Day of the Dead 2022 Mystery Quilt Mystery Quilt Autumn Leaves Mary Beth Shaufler (PC) Cathy Ortega (PC, SL) Esther Archuleta (PC) Janice Jones (PC)
2022 Mystery Quilt PCQG 2022 Mystery My Flower Garden Pat Rotolo (PC) Gale Miller (PC, CB) Carol Briscoe (PC, SL, Calico)
Flower Garden Mystery Quilt Mystery Quilt Naomi Zeleny (PC) Mary Ellen Rhea (PC) Cass Pearson (PC)
Mystery Garden Mystery Quilt 2022 Mystery Quilt 2022 Barbara Bell (PC) Donna Austin (PC) Peggy Gonzales (PC, SL)
Shop Hop 2022 Signature Quilt Color Blocks Carol Briscoe (PC, SL) Linda Pace (PC) Jill Jespersen (PC)
A Colorado Hug Tilda's Cats Dragonfly Flight Cinnamon Toast Jill Jespersen (PC) Barb Tuttoilmondo (Calico) Julie Racine (PC) Kim Schwab
Cactus Carnival Thank-You Flower Quilt Squared Diane May (PC) Priscilla Palacio (PC, SL) Janet Thielmier
Candles of Advent Gnomes Abound Halloween Fun Mary Kay Witte (PC) Anne Kirkland (PC) Barbara Bell (PC)
Gone Wild Memory Irish Quilt A True Irish Chain Susan Raymer (OSQ) Bev McCartee (PC) Bev McCartee (PC)
Star Sampler Feeding Frenzy Scrappy Christmas Pat Rotolo (PC) Janice Jones and Christine Burnham (PC) Diane May (PC)
Tropical Pines Wild Horses Amish Square Dance Pat Montez (PC) Kay Loudenberry (PC) Cindy DeMore (QATC)
Dream Big Dream Big Work in Purple Faye Billis Frank Tate Joy Sterner (PC)
Blue Onion GE Design - Wanda Beauty of the South Janet Thielmier Kim Schwab Naomi Perry (Possum Town Quilters in Columbus, MS)
Hummingbird Burst of Color Vintage Flowers Linda Saylor (PW, CB) Suzanne Pelletier (OSQ)
Origami Peace Cranes Cactus Garden Is That a Kitty? Easter Parade Mary Vandeberg Kay Loudenberry (PC) Judy Thomas (PC) Bev McCartee (PC) (PC, SL, PP)
Where's Waldo Sue and the Dresden Plate Mama Llama Allie Russell (PC) Esther Archuleta (PC) Katya Holen (CB, PW)
Pandemic Panic Quick Trip Bargello Bright Books and a Cat Mary Kay Witte (PC) Peggy Gonzales (PC, SL) Gale Miller (PC, CB)
Forest Lights Do These Stripes Even the Sunflower Make My Butt Look Big? Wept Pat Rotolo (PC) Sue Turnquist (PP) Sue Turnquist (PP)
Soho Rhymes of the Universe Optical Dispersion Cass Pearson (PC) Ruth Rague (CB) Katya Holen (CB, PW)
Kaleidoscope in Grey In Flight Women in Gold Naoma Oneill (PC) Carol Clark (PC, SL) Barb Tuttoilmondo (Calico)
Hang That Yang All That Glitters Feathered Star Donna Paulsen (PC) Kathleen Helm (PC, SL)) Katya Holen (CB, PW)
Confetti and Streamers Whimsy's Doodles Cutting Corners Katya Holen (CB, PW) Naomi Perry (Possum Town Margaret Arnot (Calico, SL) Quilters in Columbus, MS)
My Featherweight In Honor of Juliana Hanging on My Gramma's Challenge Apron Strings Donna Paulsen (PC, Calico) Cass Pearson (PC) Cynthia Ortiz Fuentes (PC)
2030 Blue Houses Two Paint Chip Card Challenge Holly Vigil (PC) Gale Miller (PC, CB) Vicki Becker (PW, CB)
Black & White Coat of Many Colors Pieces of 8 Jacket Patchwork Jacket Virginia Johnson (SL) Yvonne Cleaver (PC, OSQ) Kris Sparks (PC, SL, Calico)
Jackets displayed on dress forms,
with clothing provided by the courtesy of The Bargain Box