Biannual Silver Threads Quilt Show scheduled for the fall
CREEDE — Even though spring is barely beginning to show throughout the San Luis Valley, now could be the time to consider plans for the coming summer and fall. One of the area’s favorite events is on the schedule for the fall of 2023 and they have been working through the last year to bring some of the most amazing works of art to the Creede community for yet another year.
The Silver Threads Quilt Guild is ready and roaring to host its biannual show Sept. 15-17 in conjunction with the Cruising the Canyon Car Show in mid-September and is looking forward to joining the Creede community to showcase award-winning quilts from quilters near and far. This year will be the guild’s 21st year hosting the biannual show and they have some special things planned.
One of the highlights of the fall event is the Raffle Quilt. This quilt is worked on throughout the year by several if not all members of the guild and is one that is done with a special theme in mind. The quilt will be showcased at events across the Valley so that everyone has a chance to put their name in to win the quilt. This year’s theme is Amethyst Anniversary.
The guild is also known for the Quilts of Valor, a project dear to their heart. The guild makes quilts for veterans at Colorado Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake and they have done this for nearly the full 21 years they have been a guild. In addition to the Quilts of Valor, the guild also creates works of art for Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver and other local projects.
The guild is always seeking new members to continue the art of quilting and in previous years have offered mid-year classes prior to their show in the fall. More details about potential classes this year will be announced as dates and times become available.
“We just love sharing our knowledge with others. It doesn’t matter your ability, we have a great time and are always welcoming new members,” said Silver Thread Quilt Guild Member Vi Koch.
Vendors this year will include Stitcher's Garden, of Pueblo, Bob's Sewing and Vac, of Albuquerque, N.M., Quilt-It-Ya-Ya, of Aztec, N.M., and Stitch, of Durango.