What's New


Get set for a very exciting year here at High Country Quilts!

Are you a Downton Abbey fan?....HCQ is the place for you! We are delighted to announce that the first exclusive collection of licensed fabrics by Andover is available. This exciting premiere collection is a must see; stay tuned for some great projects featuring these fabrics and their characters in the coming months.

We also have some great new Block of the Months! Mulberry Stars features fabulous Tonga Batiks and 12 sampler blocks. Autumn Jewels, our Machine Embroidery BOM, highlights rich fall colors and embroidery accents. Don't have time for hand appliqué?.....Roses for Freedom features laser cut appliqué shapes... ready to place, press and stitch. Judy Rothermel's Mastering Miniatures is the answer for you reproduction junkies! Are you still crazy for wool? We are too! We are also very excited to have Cathy Thomas, pattern designer who was just featured in Primitive Quilts Magazine,back to teach our "Crazy for Wool" Block of the Month, Folk Art Melody. We are also very proud to have Gloria Kugler back to teach our hand appliqué Block of he Month, Flower Box Medley. Joan Musick, local children's author and pattern designer, will be joining us to teach some great classes using her original designs. She will also be sharing some great tips and techniques while teaching our "All about Machine Quilting" class! Be sure to stop in and take a peek at her wonderful samples. And last but not least, Peggy Murrell brings Foot Book and Foot Book 2 to the HCQ classroom! Thank you Peggy!

For you Machine Embroidery enthusiasts, we have Sharon Schamber's Pickle Promenade, OESD's version of Gingerbread Houses, and Sarah Vedeler's Hearts! BERNINA is also in the spotlight with the brand new 560 and 880 sewing/ embroidery machines, a brand new line of Sergers, and the new BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 DesignerPlus.They truly are Swiss precision! Our Quilt Cruise sets sail on March 8 for a fun filled week in the sun. If you haven't signed up yet, there are still a few cabins left. Don't miss out on this great adventure.

Wishing you a fun filled 2014!


Have a 'pieceful' day,

Jean and Karen


HCQ Dates to Remember  

    • Dec 31 Ring in the New Year Sale! (Shop Closes at 3:00)
    • Jan 1..............................New Year’s Day (Shop Closed)
    • Feb 14..................................Sweetheart of a Deal Sale!
    • Mar8-16........................................................Quilt Cruise
    • Mar 16............................................... National Quilt Day
    • Apr 4 & 5........................................Quilt and Stitch Expo
    • Apr 20......................................................Easter Sunday
    • May 11.......................................................Mother's Day
    • May 26..............................Memorial Day (Shop Closed)
    • Jun 15........................................................Father's Day


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