What a busy year 2015 was! We're finally settled into our new shop. If you haven't stopped in yet... you will be amazed! Our big, new classroom will be buzzing with some great new classes and Blocks of the month. And we do have some old favorites back too! We also have some guest teachers who will be joining our team...some from around town and even one from across the country.

 

Along with a new shop, our Website has a brand new look, and it is 'mobile friendly'. So no matter where you are, you can always keep in touch with us! Our Sew and tell club has a new name and a new teacher. Introducing 'Sew-cial club' with Cindy. She has some great new projects and techniques to share with you. Another new teacher, Jan, will be hosting our ever popular 'Foot Book' classes. Sally is back with her Bionic Gear bag, Jeanne is back with her 'Tuffet' class, and Becky will be sharing many ruler techniques with us!

 

Whether you love jelly rolls, charms, or layer cakes, Michelle has a fun "pre-cut party" planned just for you. Each month, she will have a pre-cut drawing... who knows, you may win next month's fabric FREE!

 

       Our favorites: Amish with a Twist III, Star Stuff, and Halloweenies...we just couldn't say no. We've built in a little 'M.E.' time for you machine embroidery lovers with two great new projects. Little House on the Prairie is coming to High Country Quilts. We have a welcome celebration planned for Friday January 22...don't forget to reserve your spot.

       BERNINA continues to amaze us with all of their creativity and inspiration–what a great family to be a part of! We were awarded the #2 spot in our district, which includes 5 states, for single shop dealers. And, we want to say thanks to each and everyone of you for your support...we couldn't have done it without you. We hope to see you all in the upcoming months. Until then,

 

                 Have a 'pieceful' day,

                        Jean, Karen, and the wonderful girls at HCQ



 

HCQ Dates to Remember  

  • Dec 31.................................Ring in the New Year Sale
  • Jan 1...............................New Year’s Day, (shop closed)
  • Jan 22........................................Little House Reception
  • Feb 13....................................Sweetheart of a Deal Sale
  • Mar 19 ............................................National Quilt Day
  • Mar 27.....................................................Easter Sunday
  • Mar 31- Apr 2.....Denver Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival
  • May 8........................................................Mother's Day
  • May 30..............................Memorial Day (shop closed)
  • Jun 6........................................................Sidewalk Sale
  • Jun 19........................................................Father's Day
  • Jun 21..............................................Row By Row Starts


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!