By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012
Fern Patterson, quilt maker, and Sharon Pettit, event co-chair, hold the “Country Sampler” quilt that will be raffled at the Quilt Show.
The 29th annual Quilt Show, presented by Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) of Creek County, will be held November 2-3, 2012 at the Creek County Fairgrounds in Kellyville (located four and a half miles west of Sapulpa). Admission is $3 for adults, and children are admitted free. Hours are Friday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Quilt Show will feature door prizes, a Tea Room, and a variety of vendors. All proceeds will be used to award two $500 college scholarships – one for an adult and one for a high school senior in Creek County. Last year the adult scholarship went to a single mom with two children who is pursuing a career in the medical field. If any money remains after the scholarships are awarded, it is used to begin organizing next year’s Quilt Show.
Sharon Pettit, a 16-year member of OHCE, is excited to be co-chairing the show for the second year. “It’s fun to walk through the Quilt Show and look at all the pretty quilts. There are so many different colors and designs. Some of the quilts are sewn with a machine, and some are hand-quilted.” Select quilts will be for sale.
Quilts are still being accepted into the Quilt Show in two divisions, youth and adult. Entry forms are available online at www.oces.okstate.edu/creek (Family & Consumer Sciences section) or call Sharon at (918) 813-2674 for more information.
Fern Patterson has been a member of OHCE for 49 years, with 47 of those in Creek County. She is a talented quilt maker, and her hand-stitched, full size “Country Sampler” quilt will be raffled off at the Quilt Show on Saturday, November 3. Another raffle being held is for a wooden homemade quilting frame, donated by Walter Griggs in memory of his wife, Maxine, who was an OHCE member for many years. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
A variety of vendors will be selling items such as candles, fabric, arts and crafts items, baked goods and more. “It’s set up like a country fair. You’ll find a lot of neat items to get started on your Christmas shopping,” says Sharon.
Musicians playing dulcimers will provide live entertainment throughout the show. When all of that quilt viewing and shopping has your stomach growling, you can stop into the Tea Room to purchase a delicious lunch.
Oklahoma Home and Community Education is an organization committed to education about family and consumer issues, community service, and bringing friends together. OHCE members are adults of all ages and genders who are interested in continuing their education in family life skills, and the group has a strong history of promoting family values and shaping communities. In addition to the annual Quilt Show, Creek County HCE members provide concessions at livestock shows, county fair projects, and community service.
The 29th annual Creek County HCE Quilt Show will be held November 2-3, 2012 at Creek County Fairgrounds, 17806 W. Hwy. 66 in Kellyville. Don’t miss it!
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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.