What's New


Moving Day is finally here! We are so excited to be moving to a brand new spot. We hope you will stop by real soon and see our new place! We have a party scheduled, our Grand Re-Opening, and we invite you to join in on the fun…it wouldn’t be a party without YOU! 
A big THANK YOU to all of you who volunteered to help us move… we really appreciate your help!

Our new Longarm room is perfect for the new BERNINA Q24 Longarm! If you haven’t had a chance to try it out come in anytime and take it for a spin! You know how much HCQ loves a party that’s why we’ve planned another Cruise! We’ll give you all the details at the Cruise information night on Friday, July 25th, come and enjoy some refreshments while we share with you what we have planned.

Did you hear about our last Sewapalooza? It was so much fun we decided to do it again! This time the theme is Halloween and we will have special surprises for those who wear their favorite costume.

We have some great classes planned for our new classroom, Pantograph Party with Dawna Sanders of Dawna’s Design Threads, Quilt Appraisals by Bobbie Aug, along with Quilt Photography done by local photographer Dave Plambeck.

Along with those special classes and events we are offering, we also are expecting some special fabrics and projects! Do you remember Laura Ingalls? We do! The fabric collection by Andover, Little House on the Prairie, will be arriving around November. Halloweenies by McKenna Ryan is expected to arrive in July, along with another visit by Bertie! This time Bertie is celebrating Autumn and we’ll have kits available so you can celebrate too!
While our annual Shop Hop is in August, we are also participating in the nationwide Row by Row experience! Be sure to stop by, pick up your free pattern, and see our row! We will have kits available if you like it as much as we do!!
Of course, we are having our After Market Party on the first Sunday of December…It’s a time to visit with you and show you all the new things we saw at Fall Quilt Market. We really look forward to this!
This year has seen a lot of changes for High Country Quilts but some things never change… our appreciation for all your kindness and support. We think of you as family and thank you so much for everything you do for us.


Have a 'pieceful' year,
Jean, Karen, and the Wonderful Staff here at High Country Quilts.


 

HCQ Dates to Remember  

  • July 4.............................Independence Day (shop closed)
  • July 25...........................................Cruise Information Nite
  • Aug 7-9.................Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop
  • Sep 4..........................................Grand Re-Opening.Party
  • Sept 7........................................Labor Day (Shop Closed)
  • Sep 25-26........................................Quilt Affair, Longmont
  • Oct 11.................................................Ricky Tims Bus Trip
  • Oct 17 .........................................Bernina Super Saturday
  • Oct 31...................................................SEWAPALOOZA!!
  • Nov 27...........................Thanksgiving Day (Shop Closed)
  • Dec 7....................................................After Market Party
  • Dec 24....................Christmas Eve (Shop closes at 3:00)
  • 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!



4727 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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