Quilting for Stained Glass Windows

Nov 4, 2013

A historic American Fork Presbyterian church is hosting a quilt sale to raise money to help restore its 136-year-old building, particularly its windows.

An American Fork Presbyterian church receives new stained glass windows.
Credit https://www.facebook.com/Footloosechurch

The church was built in 1877 making it one of the oldest churches in Utah County and has been used as a school, a preschool and a place of worship.  The church was also used as a movie set for the film “Footloose.”

Ella Lung is in charge of the fundraiser to restore the 136-year-old building.

“We are trying to raise money for the stain glass windows that are coming apart," said Lung. "We have four of them replaced and then the front window that need to be replaced and we have four remaining windows that need replacing.”

Lung said that the fundraiser will take in the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall where three hundred quilts will be up for sale.

“Some of the quilts will just be sold, like some of the smaller ones. The other ones will be like a silent bid,” Lung said.

Local lead artist Tom Holdman has created the new stained glass windows. Holdman created four original windows for the church and replaced one which stands 13-feet tall and depicts a picture of Christ standing near a stream.

The quilt fundraiser is set to take place on Nov. 7-8 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. in American Fork. For more information check out Facebook.com/Footloosechurch.

Morgan Pratt is a sophomore at Utah State University seeking a degree in Journalism and Communications.