The Supper Quilt

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(SALT LAKE CITY)— In the midst of controversy and emotion over the film, “The Passion of the Christ,” and the best-selling book, “The daVinci Code,” organizers of the Home Machine Quilting Show expect thousands will come to see “The Supper.” “The Supper” is a famous quilt that will be displayed at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 So. State St. in Sandy, Utah

"Fabrications Magazine, Oct/Nov 2002 -snip- I wonder if Dr. Don Locke ever got to the 'seemed a good idea at the time' stage with his mammoth quilting project "The Supper"'? Every thing about this quilt is big in every sense of the word, from the superlatives used to describe it, the sheer size of the finished product, the amount of pieced squares needed to make the top, to the reaction it gets from those lucky enough to see it at first hand.

"Davinci Did It" by Jean Bentz. -snip- I first became aware of Don's undertaking in May of 1998. We were at his house for a party, and as I was leaving, he said, "Come here, I want to show you something"...

My Greatest Challenge" by Linda Taylor. ... Mostly out oftrepidation, I put off quilting the image of Christ until all the other figures were completed ...

A poem by Gene Faires Their names are so familiar We know their story well...

The Huntsville Times ... "We always had the same experience at the fabric stores," Locke recalled. "The saleslady would always ask Mariyln how much to cut even if the bolt was right in front of me. I think part of the reason people are so interested with the quilt is that it was done by a man." ...

Dear Dr. and Mrs. Locke:

I just had to let you know that you were truly an inspiration to us today. My 10 year old twins and I visited with you and viewed your quilt this afternoon. My girls were so excited about their experience that they chattered all the way home. Needless to say, we're going to be sewing tomorrow.

I want to express my deep appreciation for the time you spent talking with us. Children, today, have few encounters with adults that take time to look them "in the eye" and talk directly to them. Our visit with you "planted some seeds" in my girls hearts.

Thank you,