Colorado Quilting Council, Inc.

The Colorado Quilting Council inspires creativity across the state, encouraging excellence in producing new quilts and protecting our rich heritage. Beautiful quilts which are donated directly to a variety of groups and grants made to other organizations extend the effort to a wider audience.

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Project Warm Hearts

Class

Public, Society Benefit 

Beneficiaries

Animals
Disabled
Homeless
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Veterans

Description

Quilts made and donated to a variety of charitable organization for their direct use or as part of a fund raising effort. We topped 100 donations in 2018. We estimate another 40-50 quilts will be delivered to recipients in 2019

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Evidence of Program's Success

We made our goal of delivering 100 before the end of 2018.

Speakers and Teachers

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
General population
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

We bring 10 or 11 nationally known teachers to the state every year to lecture and hold workshops on the various techniques and styles of quilting in an effort to preserve and extend the quilting arts for the future.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We bring 10 or 11 nationally recognized teachers to Colorado every year. They present lectures at out general meetings each month and then teach a workshop highlighting their particular specialty.

Spring Retreat

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Children (4-12 years)
General population
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)

Description

A getaway long weekend where members can meet to make quilts and exchange ideas.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The teaching weekend has been filled to capacity for several years. The attending group makes several quilts that can be donated to appropriate organizations.

Fall Retreat

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
General population
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)

Description

A getaway long weekend with a national teacher where members can meet to sew and learn new techniques.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This teaching weekend, filled to capacity every year, makes and donates several quilts each year to charitable organizations suggested by the makers, usually those in support of young children or the elderly.

Competition

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General population

Description

We provide judges for the Colorado State Fair and many county fairs throughout the state, promotion excellence in the quilting arts.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our trained judges and scribes provide expertise at a number of county fairs in Colorado, as well as the State Fair in Pueblo each year.

We also use the same expertise to make our own work better by having our member judges show us how we can improve.

Documentation

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

General population
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Two groups provide documentation services to the general public all over the state. Documentation outlines the history of the quilt, materials and methods used in construction, and ownership.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We have documented the status of several thousand quilts in the 40 years of our history. Records are kept that provide information on each of the quilts we see so that it's history can be recovered by any one acquiring the quilts after several years. In 2014 we published a book: COLORADO QUILTING: FROM MOUNTAINS TO PLAINS available at Amazon.com.

Scholarship Fund

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

We provide funds to help cover tuition for classes a member may want to take to learn a new technique. We encourage the recipient to share his/her new knowledge with others to extend the impact of the scholarship.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Funds are available for any one who would like to attend a class offering expertise in a new skill. Those awarded scholarships are asked to pass their new knowledge on to someone else.

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