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Hill Arts and Crafts Center offers more than official use services

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  • By R. Nial Bradshaw

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Most people associate the base Arts and Crafts Center with awards and farewell gifts, but the center offers a wide variety of other products and creative services as well as classes to learn new crafts and make new friends.

The center’s services and classes are open to anyone with base access and customers can sponsor friends onto base to attend classes with them.

“Most of our customers utilize Arts and Crafts primarily for official use, but we have many options for personal use and would love for customers to think of us for other than official events,” said Kimberly Penhorward, Hill Air Force Base Arts and Crafts Center manager.

Some of the services offered by the center include sand carving, engraving, full custom framing, photo printing up to 44 inches wide which includes canvas printing for gallery wraps, embroidery, self-inking stamps, vinyl printing up to 50-inch banners, producing stickers, and dye sublimation printing on an ever-expanding amount of products.

The variety of products the center can produce is the favorite part of working at the center for Kaitlyn Sagers.

“You never know what’s coming through the door and what project is next. If someone has an idea, they can come run it by us and see what we can do,” said Kaitlyn Sagers.

The knowledgeable, multi-skilled artisans at the center provide a personal level of project consultation for customers on every product.

One of the products that employee Karen Daines makes at the center is shadow boxes.

“This may sound silly, but it almost feels like a calling to me to do these military shadow boxes because these are people’s lives and it represents their career and gives me an opportunity to serve those who have served us,” said Daines.

The center also offers acrylic painting, quilting and jewelry wire wrapping classes.

“We strive to offer a variety of classes for our customers to learn new crafts, meet new friends and for all our customers to leave Arts and Crafts having a great experience in any department they visit,” said Pernhorwood.

For information about classes and services call the center at 801-777-2649 or check the 75th Force Support Squadron calendar at