Sentinel journalist wins state honor for quilting column
In March 2006, Sherida Warner confessed to being “a Material Girl, and nothing can be done about it.”
Since this admission in her first Art of Quilting piece, Warner has shared her enthusiasm for quilting and quilters with anyone willing to take a few minutes to read her Sunday column.
Warner is a recipient of the 2012 Outreach Award from the Colorado Quilting Council. It is an honor “designed to recognize individuals or organizations who have made a significant contribution to quilting — educational, historical or cultural,” according to the council.
Warner, whose column has found a following among quilters and non-quilters alike, will speak about “The Fabric of our Lives” from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Senior Fair at Two Rivers Convention Center.
Warner is a longtime member of the Colorado West Quilters Guild and has served the guild in a number of positions including that of president. She also is a part of the group Little Bits Miniature Quilts.
“She is the pulse of what is happening in the quilt world,” wrote Ruth Ann Feild, a Colorado West Quilters Guild member, in her nomination letter. “Sherida has made a huge and far reaching impact on quilting. She is a leader in her field.”
Karen L. Holt, a former guild president, also nominated Warner for the 2012 Outreach Award.
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the CQC Outreach Award than Sherida Warner,” Holt wrote. “Grand Junction quilters and non-quilters would be lost without her.”
Warner’s Art of Quilting column can found every Sunday in The Daily Sentinel’s Lifestyle section.