Stuart Johnson, Deseret News
Samantha and Laurie Stewart fill out questionnaires while viewing quilts at the 6th Annual Payson Quilt Show at the Peteetneet Academy and Museum. Quilts in the show are made from myriad materials.

PAYSON — Quilting is an age-old skill.

Yet as old as the art is, the Internet is finding its place in the quilt world. Amanda Wright went online to find a frog design she turned into a quilt, currently hanging in the 6th Annual Payson Quilt Show at the Peteetneet Academy and Museum. (The show runs through Thursday and has some 80 entries.)

All ages are involved. Lauren Luckeau, 9, daughter of show chairwoman Konda Luckeau, is displaying her baby quilt, made on a sewing machine from her mother's scraps. Other children are also displaying in a section reserved for them. The younger Luckeau's quilt is displayed in the heirloom section.

Quiltmakers go back generations. Marian Wilson, a sixth-generation quilter, is displaying an afghan designed by her daughter, Susan Wilson.

The material can come from various sources, as evidenced by Jolene Alexander's baby quilt made from a cloth baby book. Another, displayed by Emily Herrick, is a baby quilt with a monster motif, some inspired by Walt Disney cartoons. Herrick is also the featured artist.

A more touching quilt using a hands motif displayed by LaDawn Grange for her mother, Lola Taylor, 86, names family members with each set of hands. Here and there are angels representing babies who have died.

Many of the quilters come from Payson and surrounding towns, but others hail from as far north as West Jordan, Luckeau said. A special display honors longtime quilter Sandy Bristow of Payson, who died recently.

Quilt shops in Payson, Spanish Fork and Elk Ridge are also displaying items.

Best of show and viewer's choice awards are awarded for the heirloom, hand-quilted, machine-quilted, baby quilts, wall hangings and miscellaneous needlework categories.


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