Sunday, February 12, 2012

Places to Go and Things to Do

Last week almost everyone who came into The Quilted Purl had an event or place to tell me about, so  I thought I would pass along a few.

Interested in some music, theater, and quilts?  Check out "Quilters," a play with music centered around a pioneer woman, Sarah, and her six daughters and set in the American west.  "Quilters" was nominated for six Tony awards in 1985 when it played on Broadway.  The current production is presented by the Evergreen Chorale at The Mike Weiker Theater Center/Stage, in Evergreen, February 17-March 4 on the weekends.  For more information, check out the Evergreen Chorale website.  I heard this group perform in Georgetown at a community presentation at the Presbyterian church and they were excellent.

Heading west in Colorado?  Two women stopped by the shop earlier in the week after visiting Mountain Valley Weavers in Glenwood Springs.  They were both very impressed with what they found there and after showing me their purchases, so was I.  This organization provides an outlet for developmentally challenged adults to develop and explore their skills and artistic talents through weaving and the results are quite impressive.  It's a place I plan to visit soon and I hope you will, too.

From the Mountain Valley Weavers

The 2012 Colorado Garden & Home Show is now in progress and if you go, be sure to stop by booth # 1809 and say hello to Jeannette Peterson, owner of the Saint James Tea Room and Mercantile.  Jeannette will be exhibiting her miniature gardens at the show and I hear you can also sample her various teas.  The tea room is right next door to The Quilted Purl and we must complement each other as we certainly share many clientele.  My suggestion is the Bridger Mountain Tea.  How can you not love a tea that includes chocolate, caramel, and pecans? Delicious!

Finally, looking for something to do for Mardi Gras?  Historic Georgetown Inc. is sponsoring Mardi Gras in the Mountains on February 21st, 6:00pm, at the Hamill House here in Georgetown.  Be sure to check out the other interesting events HGI is planning for 2012 in addition to this New Orleans inspired night of fun, food, and jazz.  See you there!