The Colorado Quilting Council welcomes you to the 2014 edition of Quilt Colorado. Once again our team of hard working volunteers has structured an event that we believe fills the CQC mission of preserving and promoting the quilting arts in Colorado.
An impressive array of instructors from all over the United States and England has been chosen to share their varied skills with you. We are also planning some things a little different to pique your interest. Three times a day there will be a free lecture or demo in the theater. Check local newspapers and the announcement boards at the Conference to what see is planned for each day. Admission to the theater for these events is open to anyone holding a show pass or day pass.
For the first time we are offering a five-day class – Kerby Smith will be on hand to take his students to the graduate level in getting photos onto fabric. There will also be several two-day classes providing more time to spend with your teachers and enabling you to get a little more done on your class project before you are on your own. There are, of course, several half day and one day classes for those of you who cannot spend the extended time with us.
On Sunday morning we feature a “Jelly Roll™ Race” which is guaranteed to make you giggle while you create the center portion of a small quilt. There will be monetary prizes awarded to the first three finishers. Check it out on line – the record is something like 32 minutes!
Banquets will showcase three speakers: Bill Kerr, co-founder of The Modern Quilt Studio sharing valuable insight on the modern quilt revolution; Rob Appell, entertaining as always, has lots of stories about his quilting adventures; and Jennie Rayment will twiddle and tease her way into your hearts while showcasing her latest creations.
Early information on the quilt show and vendor mall leads me to believe this show will be as interesting as ever. For the first time, we will include a Modern Quilt class – something new for us.
Join us to move your skills forward to a new level of expertise. Something is sure to be the next step on your quilting journey. And above all, come to share your passion for quilting with others and have great fun along the way.
See you in Longmont,
Mary Rush, Director
Quilt Colorado 2014