“Quilt Care” book at Eclectic Elephant

If you are in Cheyenne, you can now pick up my “Quilt Care, Construction and Use Advice” book at the Eclectic Elephant, 112 W. 18th Street. Look for Jan’s booth, righthand side, in front, with vintage quilts.

Jan’s Nature Booth, on the left side, part way down, is carrying my “Cheyenne Birds by the Month” book.

Find it at

the Eclectic Elephant,

112 W. 18th St.,

Cheyenne, Wyoming


Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum picks up “Quilt Care” book

The current Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum exhibit celebrates the museum’s 30th anniversary. Photo by Barb Gorges.

On a trip last week to Golden, Colorado, I visited the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, www.rmqm.org, to see the 30th anniversary exhibit of quilts from their collection.

I met executive director Karen Roxburgh. She was enthusiastic about “Quilt Care, Construction and Use Advice,” so I left my last five black and white copies with her for the gift shop (Any reorders will be in color.)

I hadn’t visited the museum since it moved to this bright new location. The main gallery is well-lit and spacious. The current exhibit includes a variety from art quilts to utility quilts, antique to contemporary, made by groups and prize-winning quilters.

In the small gallery is an exhibit dedicated to the quilts of museum founder Eugenia Mitchell. Some are quilts she collected and some she made.

And there’s a gift shop, of course! Quilting notions, books and reproduction fabrics for several different eras—and friendly staff.

Opening Oct. 19, a new phase of the 30th anniversary show will feature RMQM’s crazy quilt collection. The small gallery will be featuring “Through a Lens,” a solo exhibit for Kathy Suprenant, winner of RMQM’s 2019 Evolutions Exhibition. Both exhibits will be up through Jan. 17, 2021.

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Don’t forget your mask. They are closed on Sundays but look for their Sunday Zoom programs.

Local Author Day, Cheyenne

QuiltCareFCSaturday, September 14, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Laramie County Library

2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne, Wyoming

I will be one of the authors from around the region selling and signing books:

Quilt Care Construction and Use Advice, How to Help Your Quilt Live to 100 and

Cheyenne Birds by the Month, 104 Species of Southeastern Wyoming’s Resident and Visiting Birds.

This year the library is partnering with Arts Cheyenne for the Cheyenne Arts Celebration “to celebrate a large and diverse collective of local artists.”

Make a day of it–get your lunch or snack at the Library Cafe! The entire event closes at 4 p.m.

Quilt Care book available at quilt exhibit

QuiltCareFCHere in Cheyenne, “Quilt Care” is available at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens’ Tilted Tulip gift shop for the duration of the “Garden of Quilts” exhibit, now through Jan. 27, 2019.

I’m happy to announce that “Quilt Care, Construction and Use Advice” has now been professionally redesigned by Chris Hoffmeister, Western Sky Design, the designer for “Cheyenne Birds by the Month.” It is so much better than my attempts to use Word.

PBR Printing of Cheyenne, also the printer for “Cheyenne Birds by the Month,” printed it on slick paper and it looks great, even though the photos are in black and white in an effort to make this affordable enough to include with gift quilts.

In January, I’ll take “Quilt Care” off Amazon, except for the eBook, and Chris and I will upload the new, improved version to IngramSpark where it will migrate to Amazon and other outlets. IngramSpark is a distributor for books, including print-on-demand, trusted by bookstores and libraries.

The exhibit has 10 of my flower and flower-bright small quilts, part of my job being the Gardens’ Artist in Residence for December and January. They are upstairs at the Grand Conservatory Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Holiday closures: Dec. 24 at noon through Dec. 26, (open again Dec. 27), and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 (open again Jan. 2).

2018-12 quilt exhibit

The “Garden of Quilts” exhibit is part of my job as the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Artist in Residence for December and January. Kristin Custis and I selected 10 of my flower and flower-bright quilts to display.