Quilt Guild hosts first meeting Tuesday

Nonprofit to offer education on quilting techniques

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If you go

What: Quilt guild meeting

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Sunset Meadows I common room, 633 Ledford St.

Cost: Registration costs $20 annually; visitors enter free at first two meetings

• For more information, call Linda Pinnt at 824-5219 or 846-8773

Linda Pinnt is serious about quilting. Apparently, other people are, too.

Pinnt teaches quilting classes at Colorado Northwestern Community College. She also crafts what she calls "comfort quilts," or handmade pink blankets that she delivers to area breast cancer patients.

Pinnt heard one question repeated again and again as she shared her hobby with other quilters.

"I had a lot of people asking if we would start a guild," she said.

A meeting scheduled to take place next week will answer the persistent query.

The first meeting of a local quilt guild takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the common room of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

Gladys Battson, of Slater, is scheduled to speak at Tuesday's meeting about antique quilts and how to care for them.

Battson was unavailable for comment Friday.

Subsequent meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month.

"The guild also is a group of ladies that : have the same love, and that's of quilting and friendship," Pinnt said.

Annual registration costs $20, but visitors who want to learn more about the group can attend meetings for free in this month and in February. Nonmembers will pay a fee at each meeting starting in March.

"It's an education group, mostly on quilting for anyone who loves quilts, from beginners to advanced," said Pinnt, quilt guild vice president.

Members can enter a monthly block-of-the-month drawing in which they can win quilt blocks made by other members.

Residents also can bring quilts they've made to show off to the group.

The guild is looking for members and a permanent name.

A naming contest, slated to take place during the annual Art Walk festival next month at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., will fulfill the latter need.

Guild members hope to bring in national teachers to offer quilting tips.

Several instructors have agreed to donate their time and expertise at upcoming quilt guild meetings, Pinnt said.

The group plans to host a quilt show next month at Wyman Museum, which will be open for anyone to enter.

For more information about the quilt guild, call Pinnt at 824-5219 or 846-8773.

Bridget Manley can be reached at 875-1795 or bmanley@craigdailypress.com

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