Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Quilts and Quilt Shops of Colorado

     No sewing or quilting was getting done last week because I was traveling through scenic Colorado. I am home and thought I would share some.   I found time to visit 4 quilt shops along the way; and even though I did not need any fabric, I added 9 ¼ yds to my stash.
The shops in Salida and Canon City were small and quaint but nice while the ones in Castle Rock and Wheat Ridge (suburb of Denver) were much larger.  Here are the goodies I bought.

 Canon City was having a quilt show so of course I checked it out.  The show was not judged but visitors got to vote for their favorite.  This large quilt was mine.   

 In the very small town of La Veta we visited a museum of local history and there were a few quilts in a glass display case.  I liked the scrap quilt with the feather stitch outlining the diamond shapes.

 Most of the log cabin quilt strips appear to finish less than 1/2” wide and the quilt was made about 1896.

 This very large tapestry was hanging in the state capital building.  It was worked on by about 90 women 

1 comment:

  1. I like the post.

    Also, I'm not sure when you changed it but I like the new headline picture.