Throughout the year Sunset Slope Quilters is host to various Happenings.
These Happenings are great ways to join up with fellow quilters, and enjoy sharing your craft among our community. Some of them are specific to our group and others give SSQers a chance to interact directly with the public.
They include Rendezvous, National Quilting Day, Stitch In, the Mesa County Fair, hosting Colorado Quilting Council’s August meeting, and the fundraisers at
For our members, SSQ sponsors a three day Retreat at Moab Utah. We have our “Birthday Bash” and our December Holiday Party.
- Magazine Quilt Challenge
- What’s it all about: Beginning in October 2019, SSQ members who would like to participate will receive a magazine from Judy or Janet. The challenge is to make a quilted project relating to or inspired by something on a magazine page (a word or phrase, picture or color, for example) to display at our quilt show in 2021. Let your imagination run wild!
- The page will be determined by your picking two numbers 0 through 9 when you receive your magazine. You can then use those numbers to pick a page. For instance, if you get the numbers 3 and 9, you could make a quilt from something that inspires you on page 3, 9, 39, or 93 – so four choices to come up with something intriguing to wow our group with. (Note, if you draw two of the same numbers, you will be allowed to redraw one number.)
The page from the magazine will need to be submitted with your completed challenge with a short paragraph about what it was on the page that inspired your quilt.
- Maximum size: 200 inches in perimeter
- Final Date of Reveal: February 2021 (that’s a lot of time for all of us procastinators!)
- Moab Retreat Noon, January 22, 2020 to Noon, January 25, 2020
- February 27 and 28, 2020 Rendezvous
- March 10, 2020 Workshop Community Sew In