Tiva Trujillo, The San Luis Valley, 1979. Courtesy of History Colorado.
Tina Valdez, The Vega, 1976. Courtesy of Sangré de Cristo Heritage Center.
Patsy Garcia, Kachina, 1978/2022. Courtesy of the artist.
Sostena Sandoval Clevens, El Rancho Grande, 1989. Courtesy of Sangré de Cristo Heritage Center.
Donna Madrid Hernandez, One of Many Huge Pigs Owned by Don Juan,
from a 1957 Photograph
, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
Delores Worley, Rita, 1978. Courtesy of the artist.
Josephine Lobato, Los Pastores de La Sierra, 2006. Courtesy of Rita Lobato Crespin.
Mary Baker, Geometric, 1984. Courtesy of Don Baker.

The Range

San Luis Valley Colcha Embroidery

May 7 - June 19, 2022

Opening Saturday May 7
with Celebration of the Artists at 1pm

307 4th Street
Saguache, CO

Featured Artists

Mary Baker, Maria Eufemia Barela, Dale Barron, Debbie Barron, Cathy Baxter, Mae Chacon, Sally Chavez, Vicki Chavez, Janice Cisneros, Kate Daly, Sandy Dolak, Ester Esquibel de Romero, Maria Fernandez Graves, Adrienne Garbini, Belinda Garcia, Patsy Garcia, Elsie Gallegos, Mary Ann Gallegos, Annette Gutiérrez Turk, Julia Gomez, Margie Gurule, Yvonne Halburian, Pacifica La Combe, Josephine Lobato, Lita Lobato, Rita Lobato Crespin, Virginia 'Bena' Lovato, Brenda Lovato, Loretta Lujan, Lori Lujan, Donna Madrid Hernandez, Aurora Martinez, Juanita Martinez, Lydia Martinez, Mary Martinez, Evelyn Medina, Irene Medina, Julia Mondragon, Connie Morrell, Mary Olivas, Anthony Ortega, Daisy M. Ortega, Daisy V. Ortega, Evanea Rae Pacheco, Marcella Pacheco, Sadie Pacheco, Marcella Quintana, Nettie Quintana, Joyce Romero, Barbara Romero Alba, Francis Russell, Evangeline Salazar, Sostena Sandoval Clevens, Lupe Tafoya, Nyla Thompson, Evelyn Trujillo, Tiva Trujillo, Patricia Tucker, Julia Valdez, Tina Valdez, Vanessa Zamora Vazquez, Brenda Vialpando, Mary 'Tiola' Vialpando, Nancy Vialpando, Mary Vigil de Rodriquez, Peggy Williams, and Delores Worley.

Partner Organizations

Alamosa Public Library, Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC), Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project, HEART of Saguache/KV, History Colorado, MSU Denver Chicana/o Studies, Northern Saguache County Library District, Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center, and Sisters of Color United for Education.


Funding for San Luis Valley Colcha Embroidery is provided by a Colorado Creative Corps ARP grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Saguache County sales tax grant. The Range would like to give special thanks to Diversions Needlepoint in Englewood, Colorado for providing colcha embroiderers with supplies.

Puntada a Puntada, Gustavo Valdés' CNN en EspaƱol's San Luis Valley Colcha Embroiderers Feature, 2021.

Saguache Colcha Embroiderers, Saguache Main Street, 1980. Courtesy of Northern Saguache County Library.