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Entry deadline is August 1, 2019. 


Silver Thimble Award

 

Cindy Hutchison - 2018

The winner of the 2017 Silver Thimble Award is Cindy Hutchison. 

Here's the nomination form that was submitted:

CINDY IS VERY MUCH FAMILY ORIENTED, SHE IS THE MOTHER OF THREE CHILDREN AND A VERY HANDS ON AND FUN LOVING GRANDMOTHER, HE GRANDCHILDREN ARE ALWAYS UP FOR A STAY AT NANA’S. CINDY WORKED AND RETIRED FROM IRS, WHERE SHE WAS MANAGER OF COLLECTION. TALKING TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED FOR HER , SHE WAS A NO NONSENSE, FAIR BOSS, THEY SAY SHE WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE BEFORE MAKING A DECISION.  SHE LOVES TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND SHARES ALL OF HER EXPERIENCES WITH HER QUILTING WORLD. CINDY FIRST TOUCHED ON HER LOVE OF TEXTILES AND DESIGN IN SCHOOL AND HER LOVE OF DESIGN TRANSCENDED INTO HER QUILTS. SHE HAS A KEEN EYE FOR COLOR AND ORNATE TOUCHES.

HISTORY OF GUILD SERVICE:

SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE GUILD 2015

SERVED AS AREA REPRESENTATIVE FOR DAVIS NORTH/WEBER

CHAIRMAN OF QUILT FEST 2016

CURRENTLY SERVING AS GUILD PARLIAMENTARIAN

HAS TAUGHT SEVERAL CLASSES AT DIFFERENT QUILT FESTIVALS

SHE PROVIDED HER EXPERTISE ON WAYS THAT THE GUILD MEMBERS COULD SUPPORT THE GUILD (painlessly) TROUGH SMITH REWARDS, AMAZON SMILE AND KOHLS CARES. THE KOHLS EMPLOYEES EVEN DONATED THEIR TIME TO VOLUNTEER AT QUILT FEST.

HOW HAS CINDY SERVED HER QUILTING COMMUNITY:

SHE SERVED 2 YEARS AS PRESIDENT OF MAIL STREET QUILTERS, 2 YEARS AS PRESIDENT OF KALICO KUT-UPS. SHE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF 4 QUILT GUILDS. SHE HAS TAUGHT CLASSES, PRESENTED MYSTERY QUILTS, ROW QUILTS AND BLOCK OF THE MONTH QUILTS.  SHE HAS TRAVELED THE STATE TEACHING HER QUILTED RUG CLASS. SHE WAS THE KEY ORGANIZER OF THE AREA QUILT DAYS. SHE PROMOTES QUILTING WHEREVER SHE GOES. SHE HAS PRESENTED TRUNK SHOWS FOR MANY GROUPS AND SHOWS. CINDY HAS WON MANY AWARDS FOR HER QUILTS, SHE IS SO GOOD WITH COLOR AND ADDING THAT SPECIAL TOUCH TO A QUILT.  SHE HAS MET MANY DIVERSE WOMEN IN HER TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD AND IS WILLING TO SHARE HER TALENTS WITH THEM AND IN TURN SHARES THEIR TALENT WITH OUR QUILTING GROUPS. HER MOTHER CHARLIE WAS A VERY ACTIVE QUILTER, CINDY’S DAUGHTER LEVI IS VERY ACTIVE QUILTER AND NOW CINDY IS TEACHING HER GRANDCHILDREN HOW TO QUILT, SO OUR QUILTING WORLD WILL CONTINUE.

WHY I THINK CINDY SHOULD  BE THIS YEARS WINNER:

SHE WORKS ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR HER QUILTING COMMUNITY, WHICH SHE PROVED DURING HER YEAR AS QUILT FEST CHAIRMAN, WHEN WE HAD A STORM THAT KNOCKED OUT ALL THE POWER FOR HOURS AT THE HOTEL, SHE NEVER SKIPPED A BEAT REALIZING SHE HAD MANY PEOPLE  TO FEED. SHE HUNTED UP FOOD AND EVERYONE WAS TAKEN CARE OF INCLUDING THE EMPLOYEES OF THE HOTEL. CINDY IS ALWAYS WILLING TO TAKE ON ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO ACCOMPLISH A TASK FOR THE GOOD OF HELP OTHERS WITH THEIR QUILTING PROJECTS, SOMETIMES PUTTING HER OWN ON THE BACK BURNER.  HER HUSBAND WAS VERY ILL DURING THE TIME SHE WAS PREPARING FOR THE YEAR OF QUILT FEST. SHE TOOK SUCH GOOD CARE OF HIM, BUT NEVER LOST SIGHT OF HER COMMITMENT TO THE QUILT FESTIVAL. HER LOVE OF QUILTING SHOWS AND I FEEL SHE IS VERY DESERVING OF THE SILVER THIMBLE AWARD.

Please congratulate Cindy on being the 2018 winner of the Silver Thimble Award.



Past recipients are:

Cindy Hutchson 2018
Elizabeth Teerlink 2017
Charlotte Davis 2016
Barbara Walsh 2015
Sharon Wright 2014
Bonnie Miles 2013
Virginia Lee 2012
Carol B. Johnson 2011
Jodi G. Warner 2010
Pamela Morgan 2009
Nancy Henderson 2008
Betty Mae John 2007
Jeanne Huber 2006
Ruth Moon 2005
Tamara Boren 2004
Dick & Gayle Frandsen 2003
Marva Dalebout 2002
Pat Hansen 2001
Millie Olmstead 2000
Hortense Harward 1999
Eunice Young 1998
Saundra Trip 1997

 

In 1997 the first Silver Thimble award was created to recognize outstanding service and commitment to the Utah Quilt Guild and its mission to encourage, promote and preserve the art of quilt making in Utah.

If you know of someone special, who has contributed greatly to the promotion and enjoyment of quilting in the area served by the Utah Quilt Guild, please consider nominating them for this prestigious award. Is there someone who has inspired you to be a better quilter or who has been an impressive force in bringing quilters together?  Fill out the form below and nominate this special person for the Silver Thimble.

Silver Thimble Nomination


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