Upcoming events are listed at the end of this post
May 25, 2015
I will be learning how to sew this moose quilt next weekend.   We have 10 ladies doing the Applique' Work Shop on Friday through Sunday.
I realized last night that my link to the Fort Francisco Theater was wrong and it is now fixed. It's a great way to purchase tickets for the plays that will be happening this summer. "Quilters" is the first production. It's a musical. The plays usually are sell outs so get your tickets early. We have tremendous talent in our little town.
Memorial Day weekend was busy even though the weather was iffy. It was graduation and 2 weddings in the area. We also had the Ark Valley RV group stay with us. They are from the Pueblo area.
Our weather doesn't have the dangerous floods as other parts of Colorado and the country. I haven't seen so much snow in the mountains in years!!
Just a heads up regarding reservations at our park and other campgrounds. Please call and cancel if you aren't able to come. We weren't completely full this weekend but our river sites were completely reserved and I had 2 no shows. I could have let other campers use those sites and instead they sat empty.  
The season has begun and we are looking forward to seeing everyone this summer. Yesterday we had a bicyclist stay with us and he riding across country. It was fun listening about his adventure so far.
1. I have a block of the month project that will continue for 2 seasons. Even if you aren't a quilter, the blocks are small and I have tons of fabric that can be used for the blocks. There will be a sewing afternoon every week.
2.  Carol Naylor has offered to come down from Colorado Springs and teach her Watercolor/Batik painting. It is so much fun and you will have a painting of your own at the end of the day. She will do this once a month for the summer.
3. Balance and Strengthening exercises will begin on Thursday, June 11 at 9 am. Sara Hoffman has generously offered to do this class. The classes will be one day a week. 
4. We will have a quilt retreat the 2nd weekend of October beginning at noon on that Friday and through Sunday.  More info to come.  
For reservations please call: 719-742-3233 or make an online request by clicking here.

There are many events happening this summer at the Fort Francisco Museum  Please go to www.fransiscofort.org  719-742-5501
May 22 - The Usual Suspects Dance Party  www.franciscocrossing.org
May 29 - 31 - Applique Quilt Retreat $40 for weekend  719-742-3233 Toni Whitney Pattern or any other project Circle the Wagons RV Park
June 13 -Cuchara Country Music Festival www.cucharacountrymusicfest.com
June 18-20 - "Quilter's - A Musical" 7-10 pm 
June 26-27 - "Quilter's - A Musical "  7-10 pm  
June 20-28 - "Ricky Tims Quilts" at the Crossing  1-6 pm daily
June 20 - Fiber Art Show in the Town Park of La Veta  $20 a table  Contact info to come
June 13 - Cuchara Country Music Fest  www.countrymusicfest.com/tickets.html
July 4-5 - Art in the Park  www.spanishpeaksarts.org
July 10 - "The Story of Mary Thomas" a Ludlow story  Francisco Crossing  www.franciscocrossing.org
July 18 - Stonewall Century   www.spcycling.org
July 23, 24, 25, 26, 31,  - "Sylvia" Fort Francisco Theater  719-695-0687 
July 31 - August 1 - La Veta Art and Garden Tour  10-4  Call 719-742-3074   www.spanishpeaksarts.org
August 1 "Sylvia" Fort Francisco Theater 719-695-0687 
August 5 - Veronika String Quartet Concert  www.franciscocrossing.org
August 12, 13, 14, 15 -"Ricky Tims" in concert Francisco Center for the Performing Arts 719-695-0687 
September 17 - German Piano Trio - Francisco Crossing www.francisocrossing.org
September 21 - German Piano Trio -Francisco Crossing  www.franciscocrossing.org
September 25-27 - Spanish Peaks Celtic Festival - www.celticmusicfest.com
October 3 - La Veta Oktoberfest
October 9-11 - Quilt Retreat at Circle the Wagons RV Park  719-989-0614

La Veta Chamber of Commerce: www.lavetacucharachamber.com
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad events coming up: 
For Cuchara Activities please go to www.cucharavillage.com
If you need extra room for family and friends, check out this website:  www.thewarehousesuite.com

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The Warehouse Suite

Located in the heart of downtown La Veta, the Warehouse Suite combines historic charm with modern conveniences. Completely renovated in 2009, the Suite consists of 2000 square feet of living space, 4 spacious bedrooms with 6 beds, a large living/dining area, completely equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops and a long bar and two full bathrooms. There is also a large flat panel television, washer and dryer, free wi-fi, and an in-house phone.  Perfect for families, retreats, or just a quiet weekend for two. Close to art galleries, quaint shops, and restaurants and a perfect hub for day trips to the mountains or lakes. Daily or weekly rates available. 
For reservations call 719-742-5278.