Thursday, July 7, 2011

The 2011 Capitol Quilt Show

Colorado Quilt Council is displaying 270 quilts during their 2011 Capitol Quilt Show. There are representatives quilters from different regions of the state. This show is held every odd year in the state capitol--what could be a better location than a state captiol with its high rotunda and walk around open levels.
Reaching the capitol from the east side leads one to the north entrance and luckily there was plenty of parking spots right off that entrance.  After crossing through the security measures, one can't help but be impressed by the warmth of  these 270 wonders.
The Colorado Quilting Council is an association of over 1000 members and is not for profit statewide organization of persons interested in preserving the heritage of quilting, promoting excellence in quilting and related arts.  Their meeting locations vary throughout the state to enable as many members as possible to attend.  Usually, meetings will host from 100-400 members and guests (guest fee is $6). 
Meetings are held the fourth Saturday of January through October with exception of September when Quilt-a-Fair (held in Loveland) is held in place of their monthly meeting.
Their meetings for the next few months include speakers such as Robbi Eklow, Eileen Sullivan, Debbie Bowles, Sue Spargo, Linda Poole, Cindy Needham .
So feast your eyes on some masterpieces of the hand as we roam the halls of the Colorado State Capitol.

Every nook, cranny and hallway is filled with hangings.  This exhibit will run through August 19.  Open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-5 PM.  The building is not open on weekends.

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