Leadville News – December 11

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Quilting, Sewing Programs in Leadville Today

It’s the time of year when handmade, handcrafted items take center stage for holiday gift-giving. So if you have wanted to spend less time in front of a computer screen and more time working with your hands, then consider joining the TQL (talk, quilt, laugh) Quilt Guild.

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Nancy Boeve, a member of the TQL Quilt Guild proudly stands in front of one of the group’s creations during the Arts & Crafts Fair. The group meets twice a month in Leadville.

“I first joined the group years ago when I was making a quilt for a new grandchild, explained Nancy Boeve during the recent Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair where the group had a booth. “I had never quilted before, so I was hesitant, and now I enjoy the creativity and company!”

The group meets once a month, on the second Wednesday (Dec. 13) at 9 a.m. They share quilting knowledge, exchange technique tips and enjoy each other’s company. A second meeting is also planned on the fourth Tuesday at 10 a.m. which is considered a work day for unfinished sewing projects.  Dues are $12 a year. The Quilt Guild meets at the Lake County Public Library in the AMEX Room, please use the back entrance.

Sew and Sew in Leadville

It’s no secret that the days of Home Economics class has been pushed aside for more technological studies, but that doesn’t mean you should throw that shirt out just because it’s lost a button. Therefore, if you still long for the days of mending instead of trashing, or want to teach your child or grandchild the value in learning to chain stitch or run the foot pedal on a Singer, then consider heading downtown, to one of historic Harrison Avenue’s newest businesses.

New Leaf Sewing supplies

New Leaf Studios in downtown Leadville offers everything from sewing supplies to sewing classes starting in January. Photo: New Leaf Studios Facebook Page.

New Leaf Studios is a community sewing center and fiber arts studio. They carry sewing and craft supplies, provide services, offer local sewists and craftspeople a showcase for their work and sell a variety of original hand-crafted gifts and accessories. So if you’re looking for anything and everything from alterations, to repairs and sewing lessons, or simply need a place to do your own sewing, New Leaf Studios is ready for your business.

New Leaf Studios is located at 420 Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville. They may be reached by phone at 719-486-0907, connect with them on their Facebook Page, or visit their website.


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