Annual quilt give-away benefits Tucker Mountain | Agriculture

Extension Notes

by Christina C. Swallows, UT Extension Agent

Since, 2015, Overton County Family and Community Education, FCE, Clubs in the county create a beautiful quilt to help a youth in our county further his/her educational goals.

Each spring the FCE members join together to design and create a lovely quilt. Thank you to everyone who has supported this scholarship in the past. Your dollars, added with others, have funded each $500 scholarship.

Tucker Mountain graduated from Livingston Academy, and he was very active in community activities. He completed the fall semester at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and has an outstanding GPA score.

The Family and Community Education Clubs, along with everyone who contributed to the beautiful American Eagle quilt, will present Tucker with $500 to assist him as he pursues his pre-law degree. He plans to work with State Department in DC on Human Rights policy worldwide.

Sherrill Lewis was the winner of the 2021 quilt given away.

FCE members are now accepting applications for the $500 scholarship recipient produced. Applications and a view of the score card can be found on the University of Tennessee Extension, Overton County website https://overton.tennessee.edu/family-and-consumer-educators/. Online applications are also accepted from: https://forms.gle/3Lk2MFYsDcDwWth87. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2022.

Then, three to five FCE members will score each applicant, and a winner will be announced in May. This scholarship application is designed for any Overton County resident planning to attend or enroll in a university, college, or technical school. Funds will be released upon a successful completion of their first “full load” semester with a C average or above. The FCE’s goal is to assist students needing a little help funding their higher education dream. You can contact one of the FCE members or Christina Swallows at UT Extension, Overton County.

FCE members are currently working on the 2022 quilt, Salute to America, to help support next year’s scholarship.

FCE members is open to new members. Membership is only $5 annually and you can join the fun doing projects for the community, helping others, teaching quality crafting skills and much more. We would love for you to join the group. Membership also qualifies you to enter items in the Family and Community Education booth at the fair each year.

The members will be teaching the following workshops. Membership and workshops are open to all persons.

March 10: Plant Propagation, breeding of plants, by Sheril Lewis

April 14: Nine-patch quilt block, hand piecing, by Ann B. Cole

May 12: Hand quilting class on the 9-patch quilt block by Ann B. Cole

June 9: Bath Salts by Linda Clouse

July: T-Shirt Class, at Vine’s Ridge

August 11: Crayola Embroidery by Betty Anderson

October 13: Double Apple butter Cookies by Jeanette Hoskins

November 11: Gourd painting by Sue Bournival

Classes begin at 10:30 am. Call (931) 823-2735, to register for these classes.

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