It has been almost one year since we moved into our new location! My how time flies. We hope that you are loving our new space as much as we are!
Did you hear about our Kennel Quilt Project? High Country Quilts (with the wonderful help of Vickie, Andie, and Suzanne) hosted an event that honored our local humane society and the animals they protect. It was a huge hit with Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Honor students joining the sewathon! We were able to donate almost 300 kennel quilts for our furry friends! Be sure to watch the News video on our Facebook page!
Our sewathon attendees had so much fun, that for the first time ever...we are offering a class for Young Stitchers! We have hand-picked 4 special projects that are just right for these ‘future quilters’! If you have a “young stitcher” in your life, this may just be the class for them!
We have some fun new classes and short Blocks of the month starting up...just in time to help you celebrate the upcoming holiday season!
Peaceful Holiday is a new BOM Sampler by Jason Yenter which we couldn’t help but fall in love with. Also in the line-up are some beautiful “lit Christmas trees”, a fun embroidered table runner displaying gingerbread men, ribbon candy, and peppermint sticks, and Crabapple Hill’s newest Mystery quilt featuring hand embroidery and crayon tinting. You won’t want to miss the goings on at the Salem Witches Guild Meeting!
English Paper-piecing has finally come to High Country Quilts...by way of Australia! Deb has fallen in love with “little hexies” and she is offering a very special Sue Daley BOM pattern called “This goes with That!” These little hexie blocks make the perfect take-along project!
Becky has some great new offerings using Cheryl Phillips rulers to create a fun circular Bargello piece, a glowing quilt using ombré fabrics and a new twist on the ever popular Stack ‘n Whack which is oh so easy! Along with some great new classes, we have some returning favorites! Gary is back to educate us on our “little black wonders”, the Featherweight, and Joan is going to teach us all about Machine Quilting. If you haven’t taken a test drive on one of BERNINA’S new Longarm quilting machines, you are in for a treat. Stop in any time and take a spin. You will be truly amazed!
We feel very fortunate that we have qualified to take a guided tour of the BERNINA factory in Steckborn, Switzerland! We owe it all to you for your continued support. We are anxious to share our Swiss experience with you, our favorite customers!

Have a ‘pieceful’ day,
Jean and Karen

 

HCQ Dates to Remember  

  • June 21.....................................Row by Row starts!
  • July 4....................Independence Day (shop closed)
  • July 7-9.............................Rusty Barn(Castle Rock)
  • Aug 4-7........Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop
  • Aug 13..........Quilts in the Aspens (Woodland Park)
  • Sep 5.................................Labor Day (Shop Closed)
  • Sep 6...........................................Row by Row Ends
  • Oct 15............................BERNINA Super Saturday
  • Nov. 23 ........Thanksgiving eve (Shop closes at 2:00)
  • Nov 24 ..................Thanksgiving Day (Shop Closed)
  • Dec 4..........................................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
  • Jan 1.........................New Year's Day (shop Closed)


Pizza Night

Date: Third Thursday of the Month...................6pm - 9pm  (No Pizza night in July or December!)

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!