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All-American City Quilt Showcased in Colorado Springs
Monday, December 16, 2013


The City of Colorado Springs, a finalist in the 2013 All-America City Awards is displaying the beautiful All-America City quilt in the City Administration Building lobby through December 17.  Each of the 20 finalist cities has submitted a quilt square that represents its unique features. The quilt  is touring the country, stopping at each finalist town, city, county or region.

“The quilt has come to be an important part of the All-America City Awards," said National Civic League President Gloria Rubio-Cortes. "It symbolizes people working together to make their communities better places to live, work and play. The tour gives communities another opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments in a very public and visible way."

Colorado Springs’ quilt square was hand-quilted and designed by the City’s Area Review Engineer, Elizabeth Nijkamp. “It was an honor to design and quilt the square for the All-America City quilt. The quilt block represents our City’s philanthropic nature, love for fitness, beautiful mountain, and military presence. My favorite part of the square is the Columbine, the State flower. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I did in making it.” 

The City Administration Building is located at 30 S. Nevada Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs. 

 All-American City Award