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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Thanks so much to all the businesses and individuals who donated to the silent auction for scholarships at the colors of Colorado Quilt Show, Ramada Inn, held Oct. 8-9.

Donors/sponsors included: Bolt Action Fabrics, The Book Train, Cross Fit of Glenwood Springs, Dancing Bear Trading Post, Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub, Hickory House, Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse, La Provence Spa, May Palace, NMME Designs, Nancy’s Notions, Quilter’s Dream, Savvy Nails, Aspen Skiing Co., Streck Tech, Sulky Threads, Treadz and Yampah Spa.

Other individual donors were Karen Aldridge, Myra Bone, Linda Chaney, Nancy Davidson, Cynthia De Francia, Karen Eberhart, Jenn Hughes, Laura Kendrick, Lynn Kerr, Renee Morrison, Vicki Ruechel, Peggy Sparks, Roxanne Vanhartingsveldt, Kris Wilson, Shannon Winkler, Jonne Winter and Kelly Wood.



Proceeds from the silent auction are used for scholarships for high school seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley who are pursuing a vocation/avocation in fiber arts.

Everyone’s support of our local students is greatly appreciated.



Quilters of the Rockies Guild, Needle and I Quilters

Linda Chaney

Glenwood Springs

As the 49th Fall Art Festival came to a close, the vast amount of community support that it takes to sponsor this annual event was ever present in our minds.

We must first start by expressing our gratitude to the many businesses and individuals who were our faithful Purchase Patrons, and everyone whose purchases supported the exhibition, and thus the Roaring Fork Valley community.

Most of the sales come from this valley, therefore it is most appropriate that the money raised at the Fall Art Festival is what the Glenwood Springs Art Guild uses to provide scholarships as well as grants to schools, the public libraries, and other deserving community organizations that use art materials or art-related media for either teaching or therapy.

Thank you Liz Thele of Carbondale, Mark Silvers of Fort Collins, and Mary Zimmerman of Paonia, for judging the show and doing art demonstrations, and to 2010 Grand Champion, Terry Shepherd, who also demonstrated and shared his talent.

We are grateful for the businesses and individuals who donated awards, including Ramada Inn, Glenwood Springs Chamber, Yvonne Reed, Gentry’s Flowers, The Pastel Society of Colorado, Basalt Printing, Artists Mercantile, Main Street Gallery, Land Title, Tillie and Rolland Fischer, Friends of Gertie Pennock and Virginia Earnest, and Carol Murphy and Michael Miller.

Thanks so much to the others who donated in some manner with either a discount or free product or services, including the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Jeanine Artaz with Comcast Channel 12, Alpine Bank, Gran Farnum Printing, White House Pizza, Mountain Beverage, CCAH, the Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns and Adventure Park, the Garden Club, Enterprise, Rifle Honor Camp, the City of Glenwood Springs, Safeway, Ray and Elisabeth Vath, Doc and Arlene Law, those many businesses that donated door prizes and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design that donated a scholarship to their institution.

And last, but definitely not least, a big thank you to the numerous volunteers and chair persons.

We are so grateful to all of you. “It takes a village…” so to speak and we have a “village” of which we should be very proud.

Cynthia Thomas, President

Glenwood Springs Art Guild

We would like to express our gratitude to the outstanding medical team who cared for our daughter in a recent hospital visit. We appreciate all that Dr. David Brooks, Dr. Seth Kingston, Dr. Jason Collins, nurse Nolan and nurse Jessica did for us. This community is lucky to have you all.

Jeff and Amber Wissing

Glenwood Springs


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