Mother’s Day Quilt Show is at the Glenwood Springs Mall this year |

Mother’s Day Quilt Show is at the Glenwood Springs Mall this year

April E. Clark
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
"Colorado Sizzle," a quilt by Jonne Winter, of Carbondale, is just a sampling of the colorful work exhibited this weekend at the 16th annual Mother’s Day Quilt Show. Winter is the featured quilter in this year's show, taking place at a new venue, the Glenwood Springs Mall.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Take one look at Jonne Winter’s vibrant quilt, “Colorado Sizzle,” and her inspiration is as clear as Rocky Mountain springwater.

“I love color, I love putting colors together,” Winter said.

The 16th annual Mother’s Day Quilt Show’s featured artist is a fourth-generation quilter who started the craft in 1998. She started quilting by taking classes at the Glenwood Sewing Center.

“I came down to the quilt store and had never quilted in my life,” Winter said. “In the beginning, choosing colors was hard. But in my mind, I’ve mastered that. I think color and learning to sew a quarter-inch seam were the hardest things to do. And being precise.”

The annual quilt show is a collaboration between the Quilters of the Rockies Guild of Glenwood Springs and the Needle and I Quilt Guild of Carbondale. This year’s show has moved from the Hotel Colorado to the Glenwood Springs Mall, which donated the space dedicated to housing more than 70 quilts.

“There’s a lot of inspiration in this group,” said Winter, of Carbondale. “My inspiration comes from my fellow quilters here. It’s been unbelievable to watch the sisterhood of quilters come together here.”

Along with the camaraderie between the guilds, Mary Tencza, of New Castle, enjoys the accuracy involved with quilting.

“I like the precision of it,” she said. “And I just like to sew. It’s fun. My mother was a home economics teacher and both my grandmothers were seamstresses. So it runs in my family.”

Winter’s love for quilting is also shared among her family members.

“My mother started quilting when she retired,” she said. “And now my sister and I are quilters.”

The quilt show hopes to draw families looking for a special way to honor mom during Mother’s day weekend.

Show times are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 10. A $2 suggested donation is preferred. Children 12 and younger are free.

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