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All-American City quilt on display at city offices

Published: December 16, 2013, 9:04 pm, by Monica Mendoza

quiltA quilt displayed in the Colorado Springs City Administration Building is on tour to 20 cities and features a special quilt square representing Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs is a finalist in the 2013 All-America City Awards. Each of the 20 finalist cities has submitted a quilt square that represents its city.  The quilt  is touring the country, stopping at each finalist town.

Colorado Springs’ quilt square was hand-quilted and designed by the city’s area review engineer Elizabeth Nijkamp.

 “The quilt block represents our City’s philanthropic nature, love for fitness, beautiful mountain and military presence,” Nijkamp said. “My favorite part of the square is the Columbine, the state flower.”  

The quilt has become an important part of the All-America City Awards, said National Civic League President Gloria Rubio-Cortes.

 “The tour gives communities another opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments in a very public and visible way,” she said.

The quilt is on display  until Dec. 17 in the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave.