About Us

Introducing the Executive Board for 2018












PRESIDENT: Yolanda Crawford
I was born and raised in Grand Junction. I learned to sew from my mother and grandmother and made many different items of clothing and household items. From the time I started school, I always wanted to teach, which I did for 40 years. Math is my forte and I enjoyed stimulating young minds and being a role model for girls to explore their talents and abilities in math and science. I like to cook, travel, fly fish and do things with my family. I have been quilting since the 90’s but I have been able to devote more time to it since I retired in 2007 when I was able to join Sunset Slope Quilters. I enjoy the quilting family and learning new skills and techniques.

Hi everyone! I am Jocie Perotti. I have lived in Fruita for 10 years. I have been a member of SSQ for 3 years. I have 3 kids: two boys and one girl. I love making things for them! That is actually how I got into quilting. I bought a duvet cover on sale and turned it into a quilt and kept going! I grew up in Park City, Utah and learned to sew from my grandma. She is an award winning quilter for appliqué and hand quilting, but she never taught me to quilt. I love bright colors, polka dots, stars, and machine quilting and finishing. If it doesn’t go on my machine it doesn’t get finished! I love learning new things, but am not so great at following the instructions. I would rather figure it out myself. I enjoy being a part of Sunset Slope Quilters and am so excited to help out next year!

SECRETARY: Susan Osborn
I had a very patient mother who taught me several forms of needlework at a very early age. My first quilt was a “Grandmother’s Flower Garden”, using scraps of fabrics from clothes Mom had sewn and flower sacks. Needless to say, the stitches were rather uneven, but I learned many things about hand sewing that proved to be helpful years later. I began quilting in earnest after our two sons were raised, I retired, and Mom came to live with us. Again, Mom was a wealth of information and help. Then Diane Abraham entered my life and she hasn’t allowed me to slack off or my sewing machine to gather dust! Guild has been an inspiration and the classes have encouraged me to attempt projects I never imagined I could tackle. Quilting is now just a part of every day! Oh, and I have a husband who is hooked on batiks!!

TREASURER: Linda Smith
It has been my pleasure to serve SSQ as Treasurer for the past 3 years and I am willing to serve for another year, if elected. I will let my service speak for itself.
I would, however, like us to think ahead to 2019 … by challenging anyone who may be interested in serving as Treasurer but is not quite sure of what the position entails to learn more about the position throughout the year. After all, you don’t need to be a “Rocket Scientist” or an “Accountant” – as I am neither. I look forward to your inquiries.


TLC (Tender Loving Care) quilts

At Sunset Slope Quilters our purpose is to perpetuate the rich heritage of quilting in America, and to promote the art and perfection of the craft.  We meet to learn from well-known and local speakers, to share our quilts and to conduct our business as well as enjoy fellowship with each other. Workshops are also held for learning skills. We have a number of satellite groups that meet to stitch for fun, to learn from each other and to work on community charity projects.

TLC Quilts


With warmth and love, TLC (Tender Loving Care) quilts are made, signed by members of our guild and given to a member diagnosed with cancer or other illness. 

If you can help by making more blocks for us, click on the link below for the block pattern.

 Click Here    TLC Quilt Block Pattern





2017 Documentation Day

At varying times during the year quilt documentations are held in conjunction with the Colorado Quilting Council for the purpose of recording quilt information for historical preservation.







Sunset Slope Quilters is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. Our purpose is to perpetuate the rich heritage of quilting in America, and to promote the art and perfection of the craft.

Joan Walker, 2017 President


The SSQ Board is made up of the officers – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Games Manager as well as Standing Committee members, and any Special Committee members who have a report to give. Any club member is welcome to attend the Board  meetings. They are held the second Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church. Anyone over the age of 18 and interested in quilting is welcome to join us!



Are you new to Western Colorado?  Are you looking for a new and challenging outlet for your energy?  

Consider joining us soon.  Contact us by visiting us at our next general meeting on the second Wednesday of each month.  Guests are always welcome.

 Please, no children under ten at the meetings. 

$5.00 Guest Fee  

** Please Note:  Guest Fees increase to $10.00 when we have a Nationally known presenter and workshop. **

Membership Dues:  $25 Annual Membership 

To join us, complete the enrollment form and bring it with you to the next General Meeting. ENROLLMENT FORM