The Olde Schoolhouse Quilters of Westcliffe (OSQ), has been active in Westcliffe for 19 years as a guild of enthusiastic quilters.
The Olde Schoolhouse Quilters strive to preserve the heritage of quilting; to provide educational programs that emphasize quilting technique excellence; and to perform community service through volunteer quilt-related projects. To that end, The Quilters host a children’s program where 11 to 17-year old children learn the basics of quilting while sewing a tote bag. The club’s annual quilt show and annual trunk show are open to the public and free of charge. Club members sew and donate child-sized quilts (comfort quilts) to children who are experiencing compromised situations. Locally, these quilts are distributed to: Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center, Custer County Schools Health Aide nurse, Custer County Sheriff’s Office, and children in need (as requests are made on their behalf).
Comfort Quilts sewing meets on the first Tuesday of the month (9am-3pm with a brown bag lunch). The public is invited. (Fabric and supplies are provided.)
Membership meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (workshop, 9am-12pm, brown bag lunch, membership meeting, 1pm-3pm). Membership is open to the public.
Olde Schoolhouse Quilters meet at Valley Bible Fellowship, 116 Hermit Lane in Silver Cliff.
OSQ welcomes donations of 100% cotton fabric and quilting supplies.
For further information, contact Deb Rimmer (783-2199, firstname.lastname@example.org).