Friday, April 27, 2012


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    Not much in the way of April Showers to bring the May flowers, but
hope everyone's quilting garden is growing well.  If you attended the
Pueblo Quilt and Stitch Expo at the Convention Center and also took in
the Southern Colorado Regional Quilt Show at El Pueblo History Museum,
then you probably got lots of inspiration.
    This month's PWQ meeting program will be a trunk show by Joey
Snow.  She will be showing off her various talents and will probably
have a few items for sale.  She'll show you some of her latest designs
and will take questions after her talk.  Joey Snow was the co-host of
the Mystery Quilt Retreat in Woodland Park with Mari Pretzer the
weekend of April 20-22.
    Some reminders:  Colorado Quilting Council meeting on June 23,
2012 is in Pueblo.  Please bring a fat quarter to donate for the
attendees of the CQC meeting.  Also there are still spaces available
(at this writing) for the workshop with Maggie Ball on June 24.  Go to
the CQC website to sign up if you are interested.  The July CQC
meeting is in Canon City and is another opportunity to participate in
this state quilting council in our area.
    We still have some fabric for sale at $4.00/yd.  Support your
club, get fabric!  Remember to bring your completed squares from the
strips you cut at the April PWQ meeting for Ben and Gabby's quilt.
Return all left over fabric pieces with your squares at the meeting as
they will be used in the borders and binding.  And don't forget to
fill out a personal challenge pledge form for the STEP-UP to a Higher
Level of Excellence challenge.
Things to bring to the meeting:
______ name tag
______ In house drawing funds
______ Fabric sale funds
______ Funds for Ways & Means PWQ mugs ($5) pens($2) and pins($3)
______ completed BOM for club drawing - Joseph's Pinwheel
______ completed BOM in red, white & blue for wounded warrior quilts
______ fat quarter for Fat Quarter Exchange - Spring Florals
______ fat quarter donation for the CQC meeting
______ LUV quilts or pillowcases
______ Items for Sew N Share
______ your own beverage (or snack if you need one)
Happy Quilting and see you at the meeting,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Alzheimer's Auction Photos

Alzheimer's Auction - Check out the photos

Several of our members made companion pieces for Alzheimers patients art work.
Some of those were fortunate enough to attend the banquet, they took photos and have
sent them to be shared. Choose the PUEBLO WEST QUILTERS GUILD ALBUMS
link on the right side. This will give you the Shutterfly page, click on the top bar where
it says Alzheimer's Auction. Enjoy! ! !

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


The meeting was called to order with a sparce attendance due to weather - but the die hards were there.

Cyndi McChesney braved it and came from Canon City to share the upcoming events with Colorado Quilt Council and 2 will be occurring in our area. First in June is Maggie Ball - Cyndi had a very nice information board (pictured here) Maggie Balls program is on  Bits and Pieces and   her workshop on Bargello Quilts with a Twist. 

Also a quilt top of one of the options you can do if you sign up for the class (also pictured here)

The 2nd in the area is in July, Rob Appell with a program on Quilts from the Sea and Beyond
 will be in Canon City.

He will be doing a workshop with Quilts of Endangered Species. See some of the quilts here:
Just think you too could be doing these types of quilts....
Take advantage of these the opportunities while they are in our area. 

Many of our own quilters there had quilts etc for our Sew and Share portion here are a couple of teasers....if you wish to see them all check on the right side of this blog for the 'Link to Our Photo Albums'

 LUV Quilts / Wounded Warrior Quits
  Things to show what we are have accomplished.

Helen, who is a cancer survivor herself, has once again created and made a quilt.
She created the quilt for the Parkview Stars Relay for Life.
Quilt Chance Drawing wil be thru by the American Cancer Society.
Tickets for this quilt are available.

Check out the photos - they show what we are doing at each meeting.