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First News Fall 2006

Business Spotlight - La Veta
Two Old Goats

   Located along beautiful, scenic Highway 12 in La Veta, Colorado you’ll find the Two Old Goats Quilt Shop, owned and operated by a couple of goats, Karen and Mark Pharr. Why such a humorous name? Karen was once a county goat queen, so she keeps her tiara enshrined in an antique cabinet with her grandmother’s quilts. Karen, the goat queen, has been quilting for several years and wants to share her joy and challenges of quilting with others.
Whether you’re new or advanced, traditional or artsy, the goats have everything you’ll need: fabric by the yard or ounce, needles, scissors, patterns, kits and even instruction. Classes are taught by Karen along with special guest instructors. Classes range from beginners to experienced to fast and fun quilting. For those who want to stretch their quilting talents, there’s a variety of art-style classes where students have designed quilts with skies, mountains, or trees. Karen recently taught a class where no pattern or book was used. At first students were hesitant but quickly found they loved making a quilt they could truly create.

   Karen’s secret weapon that keeps her quilting is hand-made lotion. After suffering from carpel tunnel in her hands as well as arthritis and tendonitis, she studied the use of essential oils to relieve swelling and discomfort. The result is an amazing blend of essential oils in a goat milk lotion base, which not only relieves swelling and discomfort but leaves no lingering greasiness, allowing you to continue working with fabric or any other task right away. Quilters love this lotion but it’s good for anyone who uses their hands a lot. Keep your eye out for the new Two Old Goats quilt patterns coming soon. Karen’s excited to start producing her very own patterns, with understandable instructions and a new interpretation on the “tart quilt”; (where traditional meets arts). In addition to managing the store, classes, and the development of patterns, Karen often hangs her original creations in local quilt shows, and in some cases, even across the country. Investigate online at for class schedules, lotion, and some of her finished quilts, or visit the shop. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Two Old Goats
903 South Oak Street
La Veta, CO 81055
(719) 742-5442


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