Whether you enjoy crafting quilts or simply have an appreciation for handmade quilts, you can find what you need in Golden. Not only is downtown Golden home to two quilt shops – Golden Quilt Company and Gallerie Quilt – but there’s also an entire museum dedicated to the art and history of quilting.
Golden Quilt Companyhas been in town for almost 16 years and is a great resource for beginner and expert quilters alike. They carry more than 2,500 bolts of quality quilting fabric, patterns, books, and gift items for all skill levels. Their beginner quilting classes are a great starting point for anyone interested in learning how to quilt, and they plan to expand their offerings in the near future. When your quilt is ready for the final step, bring it in to Golden Quilt Company and utilize their long arm quilting services to finish it up. You can also bring your sewing machine in for servicing. If you knit or crochet, check out their stocking quality yarns. Don’t want to make your own quilt? You can also purchase a store sample made right here in Colorado.
A few blocks up on Washington Avenue, Gallerie Quilt is a recent addition to Golden. They’re a family owned and operated store, and they carry the best in handmade, heirloom quality quilts. They have a vast selection of finished quilts in different styles, colors, and patterns. If you want to browse the collection from your home, they’re currently offering 20% off site wide and free shipping. If you buy a quilt at the Golden store, their shop dog, Hansel, can carry your quilt to your car in a wagon.
Need some inspiration? Head to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Inside the museum, you’ll find everything from bed coverings of the 1800s to contemporary art pieces. The museum hosts quarterly exhibits, tailored tours, and programs for adults and youth. The museum is also home to the Sandra Dallas Library containing more than 7,500 volumes featuring out-of-print literature, technique resources, historic patterns, and research documents. They’re currently offering classes on Zoom if you want to improve your quilting skills and understanding of what makes a good quilt. (Their next one is on Color & Composition. Register here: www.rmqm.org/module/class.htm?classId=357292)
Every year they have a garage sale where you can find supplies, books, and other quilting merchandise. Their annual fundraiser is online this year! The auction will open on August 29th and run through September 12th. Bid on quilts, quilt tops, quilt kits, notions, fabric bundles, baskets galore, and experience packages.
Patronizing local establishments makes a positive impact on Golden. Not only does it help boost the local economy, it also helps to employ other residents, reduces negative environmental impacts from shipping products, and gives you the opportunity to support local entrepreneurs. Golden has hundreds of businesses to fulfill your every need, from gift shops to accountants to pet spas to award-winning restaurants and everything in between. Stake your claim in Golden by shopping locally and supporting the community to ensure that it stays the vibrant town that we all know and love.
Good To Be Golden will highlight Golden businesses in our Golden’s Got It series. You’ll be able to find tidbits and photos about the wide variety of businesses in Golden on our Facebook page, our Instagram account, and on our website. We hope you’ll take some time to explore and rediscover Golden and all it offers.