Cheryl's Quilt Corner

1608 N. Ellison, Guymon, OK  73942

Okay, this isn't Cheryl! This is Angel, the store mascot, trying her hand at sewing!

Cheryl has been working at Oklahoma Panhandle State University since 1985. At age 39, she decided to start taking college classes and earn a degree. She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in December of 1995 by taking evening classes and working her lunch hour around classes. As a result of her determination and dedication, she is now the Director of Human Resources at OPSU.

For the first time, Cheryl's Quilt Corner was found in the Oklahoma section of the 2001-2002 issue of "Quilter's Travel Companion". She was also included in the Market Place section of the September/October 2000 issue of the "Oklahoma Today" magazine published in Oklahoma City. Cheryl has created numerous special commissioned quilts but there are two she holds dearest to her heart. The first is in the memory of fellow quilter Janet Williams. This special "Guardian Angel" stained glass quilt hangs in the Chapel of the Good Samaritan nursing home in Liberal, Kansas. The second quilt "Mary, Our Lady of Grace" can be found in the office of Mr. Martin Bautista. At the request of Dr. Bautista, Cheryl designed and created a stained glass quilt from a magnificient statue in Speciality Clinics courtyard.

A quilter for more than twenty years, Cheryl's home-based shop has taken over the entire house. In her Guymon gallery, she offers custom machine quilting, finished quilts, and supplies. She has recently purchased what she refers to as the "Cadillac" of all quilting machines - the Gammill Classic Quilt Machine and loves the results it gives her.

Cheryl is a charter member of Timeless Treasures Quilt Guild in Guymon and was the first President of the organization, established in 1996. Most quilters belong to only one quilt guild; however, Cheryl is also an active member of Panhandle Piecers Quilt Guild in Guymon as well as Needles & Friends Quilt Guild in Liberal, Kansas.

"A long time ago I figured out quilting had become my 'bottle of nerve pills'. Anytime I need to unwind, I sit down at my sewing machine and work on some quilting project. For me quilting provides instant gratification as I create an heirloom that I know will long outlive me. I'm leaving my mark on the world that will be here at least 200 years after I'm gone," states Cheryl.

You can find Cheryl sharing her love of quilting whenever asked, whether it be from a child just learning or from long-time quilters. Cheryl wants every quilter to feel that sense of gratification she has found in quilting. "Quilting energy is like no other energy in the world, it radiates and grows and grows and grows, let me show you just what I mean!"

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