Motivated by a desire to pass on the love and skills of quilting , Blanding and Monticello quilters joined forces to teach to the next generation. The vision of the camp came from Gail Glover, secretary of the Grayson Country Quilters. She had taught several of her own grandchildren in past years and loved the experience.
Gayle Marian headed up the effort to find teachers, and then teachers found their own students. Many worked with their grandchildren or neighborhood youth. Twelve adult leaders and 18 youth were involved in the two day workshop. Other leaders included Elaine Davis, Susan Flavel, Shari Guymon, Janet Wilcox, Silvia Stubbs, Joann Watkins, Gail Glover, Tracy Seiter and Jorden Giddings.
All of the youth caught on quickly, and successfully completed a quilt top by the end of the 2nd day, many doing twin sized quilts. Taylor Winn even got her baby sized quilted tied while at the workshop. All participants considered it a great success. Leader Heather Palmer said, "I liked that everyone was so helpful and friendly. I didn't have to figure out everything by myself.
Lou Mueller and Gloria Eberling of USU Extension 4-H programs partnered with Blanding Quild, and secured the Arts and Events Center, as well as prepared lunch, snacks, and activities for the two-day event.. In the process the group also learned some things about the 4-H program.
The students were encouraged to complete their quilts by July 2 for the 4th of July quilt show, as well as to enter them in the County Fair, Aug. 8.
Eileen Davis and Joann Watkins teaching Taylor Winn and Anne Hendry
Heather Palmer was a young adult teacher, and worked with her niece, Ann Pugh
Gail Glover and her granddaughter, Tyler
Susan Flavel taught her neighbor's daughter
Skye Jeppson worked with Susan Flavel
Laurie Wilcox and Nizhoni Lacy worked with Janet Wilcox
Silvia Stubbs worked with her granddaughters Aisha Brown and Zia Knight
Taylor Winn shows her 1st block. She worked with Eileen Davis, and even got her quilt tied at the camp.
Lunch served on Thursday. We also had door prize drawings, and all the kids won some fabric to take home.
Delicious, healthy meals and snacks were the fare as prepared by USU extension workers.
Lou Mueller, Extension agent who helped organize facilities and activities for the kids.
Laurie Wilcox completed a twin sized bed top at the two-day workshop