Another year has past, but there are some exciting classes and events coming in 2018! This year promises to be a year filled with education here at High Country Quilts. From the School of Embroidery, where we will explore all aspects of embroidery, to BERNINA ACADEMY, where we will learn to ‘fear no fabric’...you will find it here!

      We are offering a variety of different Blocks of the Months and Clubs for your enjoyment. Our ‘Woolie’ club is back, and we have a wonderful new Machine Embroidery Block of the Month by Smith Street designs…..Flower Dance. Or if ‘piecing’ is what you love, we have a beautiful new quilt from Nancy Rink as well as the mid-century modern look of Atomic Starburst by Violet Craft!

    Rulers aren’t just for Longarms anymore, and they are here to stay! So you ask...which one should I get? How do I use them? We have an educator who is an expert with rulers coming to host a workshop, and Cindy is starting a ‘Fun with Rulers’ club to answer all our questions.

    For you history buffs, we have a class and a club to peak your interest. Journey through the life and struggles of two pioneer women, one trying to escape the bonds of slavery, the other an ordinary woman on her way Westward.

    Barbara and Mary from 4th and 6th’s Designs, have done it again with ‘Solstice’, a stunning winter quilt featuring their fun and easy raw edge applique technique.
Kurt and Gary are back with their classes: Love your BERNINA and Love your Featherweight. These classes are a great way to learn about your special ‘baby’ from a technical point of view.

Don’t forget to check into High Country Quilts, your hometown link to all things BERNINA.

And last but definitely not least, we want to thank you, our wonderful customers. We really couldn’t do any of this without your support and encouragement!

Have a ‘pieceful’ day,
Jean and Karen

 

HCQ Dates to Remember 


  • Nov. 22….……………… Thanksgiving eve (Shop closes at 2:00)
  • Nov 23 …………………..Thanksgiving Day (Shop Closed)
  • Dec 3.…………………….After Market Party
  • Dec 25……......……………...Christmas day (Shop Closed)
  • Dec 30..................................Ring in the New Year Sale
  • Jan 1.....................................New Year's day (shop Closed)
  • Feb 5-16…………..............HCQ Quilt Cruise
  • Mar 17.................................National Quilt day/Sweetheart of a Deal
  • Apr 1...................................Easter Sunday
  • Apr 14-15……………..….Ruler workshop
  • May 13...............................Mother's Day
  • May 28...............................Memorial day (shop closed)
  • June 11   …………..……..Sidewalk Sale
  • June 17...............................Father's Day
  • June 21...............................Row by row starts!
  • June 23 & 24! ……...…….BERNINA ACADEMY

Pizza Night

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

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!