What's New


We've just arrived back in beautiful Colorado following 7 glorious days in the Caribbean on our Quilter's Getaway 2014! We had a memorable time and are already making plans for our next cruise in 2016! Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Our heads are spinning with all of the new classes and events coming up. In July, join us for our new “Simple Whatnots” club comprised of small quilt projects by Kim Diehl featuring her Vintage Farmhouse Collection. Also in July, we are very fortunate to partner with PDQ (Palmer Divide Quilt Guild) to offer a workshop taught by the world renowned quilter Philippa Naylor, who will be joining us from across the pond (England).


August brings several fun events! We feel very lucky to have been invited to join the Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop taking place Fri, Sat & Sun, August 1,2, and 3, 2014. This is the 15th anniversary year, and is sure to be a winner! Shop all 10 shops to be registered for a chance to win fabulous prizes. On August 9, come and visit us at the “Quilts in the Aspens” quilt show in Woodland Park. This is our first year vending this show, so we are very excited to participate! Our Sidewalk sale will be held on Monday August 11 from 9:30-6:00. You don't want to miss this one! The Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival at "The Ranch" in Loveland, is sure to be a great show;stop by and say "hi" on August 15-17. September brings several "seasonal" classes that will show you the ins and outs of your embroidery module, as you stitch up some haunted houses, enchanted pumpkins, and decked out halls. Our “Meet The Feet” Retreat on Sep 6 & 7th will bring you two days of hands-on sewing with over 20 presser feet! And, September 26-27 please join us for Quilt Affair in Longmont. This is always a great quilt show!

Our annual bus trip to the Quilt Show is scheduled for November 16. Don't forget to sign up early; seats are very limited! Also in the lineup, our 9th annual After Market party is scheduled for December 7! We always have some great trunk shows and new ideas that we bring back from Quilt Market in Houston just for you!

And, last but not least....... High Country Quilts is MOVING! Stay tuned for more information on the when's and where's.

Have a 'pieceful' day,

Jean and Karen

 

HCQ Dates to Remember  

  •  July 4................Independence Day (Shop Closed)
  • July 28-31 ...................................Phillipa Naylor
  • Aug 9............Quilts in the Aspens, Woodland Park
  • Aug 11..........................................Sidewalk Sale
  • Aug 15-17....Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival, Loveland
  • Sep 1 ...............…........Labor Day (Shop Closed)
  • Sep 26-27.......................Quilt Affair, Longmont
  • Oct 18........................................Bernina Super Saturday
  • Nov 16...............................................Ricky Tims Bus Trip
  • Nov 26..............Thanksgiving Eve (Shop closes at 2:00)
  • Nov 27.........................Thanksgiving Day (Shop Closed)
  • Dec 7....................................................After Market Party
  • Dec 24....................Christmas Eve (Shop closes at 2:00)
  • Dec 25...............................Christmas Day (Shop Closed)
  • Dec 31..................................Ring in the New Year Sale!


Pizza Night

Date: Third Thursday of the Month...................6pm - 9pm

We have had many requests from those of you who find it hard to stop in during regular business hours. So, we decided to turn the 3rd Thursday of every month into "Pizza Night". From 6pm - 9pm you can come shop and/or sit and sew. No time for dinner? No problem! Contribute just $5 and join us for pizza and a cold drink.

 

FAVORITE QUILTING TIPS

Quick Tips:

Use a new dryer sheet to clean the bottom of your hot iron.

When threading a needle, don’t moisten the tip of your thread. Instead, run your finger down the length of your needle.

Use a new bath scrubby to ‘clean’ unwanted threads from your self-healing mat. This is especially helpful after cutting up batting!

Cut out large pieces from a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth and roll it up to store quilt blocks and unroll it when you’re ready to work on it.
 


Bag Ladies

Date: Fourth Thursday of the month................1pm - 4pm

Yes, even HCQ has Bag Ladies--Baltimore Album Group that is! The story is that this informal group first started getting together to make a Baltimore Album quilt. However, after that first ambitious project they continue to meet and focus on hand applique of any nature. Show and Tell of current projects is a favorite on their meeting agenda. All are welcome so please join us for fun!






Colorado Springs' only independent authorized Bernina Dealer and full-service sewing center.

As an authorized BERNINA Dealer, HCQ offers full service on Bernina Sewing Machines and Sergers with a local authorized Bernina repair service. We also offer servicing of all other makes and models of sewing machines. The service picks up machines to be repaired every Tuesday afternoon. There is usually a one week turn-around for Bernina service. Just drop off your machine during our regular shop hours.

The much respected and international sewing machine company, BERNINA, says, "We are and want to remain an independent family business. We develop, produce and sell high quality products and services. We consider our core business to be in: developing, producing and selling household sewing and embroidery systems as well as sewing related products. The rapid pace of change in the economy, technology, environment and in our society as a whole presents a challenge to which we respond with innovative strength, flexibility, productivity and efficiency."

We feel
privileged to be a part of the BERNINA "family" business and are looking forward to providing you with the renowned sewing machines that BERNINA manufactures. Their reputation is incomparable!



4771 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Phone number: (719) 598-1312
SHOP HOURS:
Monday - Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm
Closed Sundays