Nearby Guilds

Pride City Quilt Guild in Pueblo.  Meets on the third Monday of each month, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo, at 9:30a (doors open at 9:00a).  PrideCity

Calico Quilters Guild in Pueblo.  Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 1802 Sheridan Rd, Pueblo, at 6:30p.  (No website)

Pueblo West Quilters Guild in Pueblo West.  Meets on the first Monday of each month at the Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, at 6:30p.  Exception:  the January and September meetings are held on the second Monday.      PuebloWest

Royal Gorge Quilt Council in Canon City.  Meets on the second Saturday of every month at the Golden Age Center, 728 Main Street, Canon City, at 9:00a. (No website) 

Olde Schoolhouse Quilters in Westcliffe.  Meets the second Tuesday at Valley Bible Fellowship, 116 Hermit Lane in Silver Cliff, from 9:00a - 3:00p.  A service project, Comfort Quilts, meets on the first Tuesday.  See the website for more information.  OldeSchoolhouse

City Beat Modern Quilters in Pueblo.  Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Pueblo Main Library, 100 Abriendo Blvd, Pueblo, 10:00a.  Contact for membership information.  CityBe

Other Resources

Colorado Quilt Council (CQC)   ColoradoQuiltCouncil

American Quilter's Society (AQS)   AmericanQuilter

Quilt Shops:
 Stitcher's Garden      308 S. Union Ave., Pueblo      719-545-3320      StitchersGarden
 Alamosa Quilt Company     3211 Main St. (in the Villa Mall), Alamosa     719-937-2555     AQC
 First Stitches - Canon City Quilt Shop    212 S. Fourth St., Canon City   719-285-8088                 AND First Stitches - Pueblo     805 Eagleridge Blvd., Suite 120, Pueblo.     719-225-8142                FirstStitches

Kelly J's Sewing Center & Quilt Shop    6850 CO Hwy 165, Colo City     719-676-3425         KellyJ's 

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!

Sewing Machine Repair:
    John Grimes     3102 High Street, Pueblo       719-545-8337

   Creative Sewing Design in Pueblo services Janome and other brands.  2729 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo.  719-562-0385.

    First Stitches, in Canon City and Pueblo, has a technician certified on Bernina, Janome and Baby Lock.  (He will also service other brands.)     212 S. 4th St., Canon City.  719-285-8088.      or  805 Eagleridge Blvd, Pueblo.  719-225-8142.

   Kelly of Kelly J's in Colorado City will service all makes & models of home sewing machines for a reasonable $75.  She is also an authorized Bernina dealer and has several of the newest models in stock.  6850 Hwy 165 in the Ace Hardware Shopping Center.  719-676-3425.

Online Sources

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, a good sheet on No Waste Flying Geese.

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!

See a tutorial on Formulas for Quilters here

Here is a wealth of Yardage Charts