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212 S. 4th St.  •  Cañon City, CO.  
Now Open at 9:00am  
First Stitches Sewing Store & Quilt Shop
Family Owned and Operated
Authorized and Certified Dealer for
Baby Lock & Janome
Sewing & Embroidery Machines
"Your Hometown Sewing Store since 2012"


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National Serger Month Serge-A-Thon at First Stitches
Canon City, CO  — April 5, 2017 - April is National Serger Month!  First Stitches Quilt Shop at 212 S. 4th St. in Cañon City, CO will be participating in the 5th Annual National Baby Lock Serge-A-Thon, April 29, 2017!  The Serge-A-Thon supports the American Patchwork & Quilting’s (APQ) Million Pillowcase Challenge, creating pillowcases that will be donated to local charities.
First Stitches will donate all the pillowcases created on April 29th to Loaves and Fishes Ministry of Fremont County in Cañon City.  Loaves and Fishes provides assistance to individuals and families who need help overcoming day to day obstacles allowing them to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, or abuse in their lives.
Join us for the fun on Saturday, April 29th at First Stitches in Cañon City, where you will be able to utilize one of our many easy-to-use Baby Lock Sergers. No serging experience is necessary, just a desire to help a local charity and enjoy a great time. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Also, during the Serge-A-Thon on April 29th, participants will be able to enter to win one of three Baby Lock Ovation Sergers.   
Don’t miss this fun and wonderful event! For more information, call First Stitches at 719-285-8088.


National Educator Coming to Cañon City

Cañon City, CO – January 1, 2017 — Irene Huffman, a national educator for Westalee Templates and Rulers will be teaching an all-day event called “Quilting with Templates, a.k.a. Ruler Work”.  The event is being hosted at First Stitches Sewing and Quilt Shop, 212 S. 4th Street, Cañon City, Colorado, Saturday, January 21, 2016.

Rulers and templates have become the most popular form of free motion quilting for at-home sewing machines.  The ruler foot opens up a creative side by enabling quilters to stitch with the guidance of templates, and produce a wide variety of designs normally reserved for the longarm machine quilters.

Beginners to advance sewists, who want to develop a new technique for machine quilting their own quilts, are encouraged to attend.  The event cost is $49 and lunch is provided. Participants must also purchase a ruler foot kit, that includes one template for an additional $55.

For additional information or registration, call First Stitches Sewing Store and Quilt Shop at 719-285-8088 or you can register online at


Nationally-Known Embroidery Educator
Coming to Cañon City



Cañon City, CO – September 6, 2016 — Nicci Brazzell, a professional embroidery artist and textile designer is coming to Cañon City, September 30th and October 1st for a 2-day, hands-on machine embroidery event.

The Southern Colorado Embroidery Extravaganza will be held at the Brookside Community Center, and is being hosted by First Stitches Sewing and Quilt Shop.

Ms. Brazzell has taught at international machine conventions and has been published in many industry magazines. She also teaches for the popular “Sew at Home” online sewing and embroidery instructional series. She is excited to once again, bring her talents and skills to Colorado. “I can’t wait, Cañon City was so wonderful last year, and everyone had a great time at the Extravaganza. This year will be even better,” says Brazzell.

For additional information or registration, call First Stitches Sewing Store and Quilt Shop at 719-285-8088 or you can register online at

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World-Renowned Quilt Celebrity and Inspirational Educator, Ricky Tims

to present Super Quilt Seminar in Canon City, CO

Be inspired, laugh, learn and all with no sewing!


Canon City, CO (August 4, 2016) – First Stitches Quilt Shop in Canon City will be presenting a one-day Ricky Tims Master Class at the Holy Cross Abbey Conference Center in Canon City.

It’s hard to wrap your mind around a quilting event where you sit and listen without any sewing; but the truth of the matter is, you will learn more than you can imagine.

Ricky Tims is pleased to announce the Ricky Tims Master Class, to be held October 10, 2016.

This one-day master class, is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Ricky will present the techniques he is best known for, as well as some never before presented topics.

There is no sewing, no supply list, and you won’t be going home with a UFO. Everyone attends all sessions.

  • Learn lessons suited for experienced, novice, traditional, and contemporary quilters.
  • Learn simple, efficient techniques and explore the principles for successful original designs.
  • The Ricky Tims Master Class is loaded with projects that will allow you to try the various techniques when you get back to your sewing studio. Prepare to have your head spinning with excitement!



Ricky Tims is an internationally renowned quilting celebrity, award-winning quilter and fabric designer, multi-talented and creative internet TV show co-host, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher, engaging motivational speaker, best-selling author and photographer. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as exceptional examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.

Ricky has successfully combined two artistic passions into one very unique and interesting career. His success as a pianist, composer and producer are equally as significant – evident by the thousands who have heard his music and seen him perform. His innovative and entertaining concert presentations feature an array of instrumental music, songs and visuals combined with Ricky’s scholarly insights, wit and wisdom. For more information, visit