Monday, December 28, 2009

More Festival Photos

Here are some more photos from Festival of Trees 2009. Thanks to the friends of Colton's Angels who took these pictures. :)

Close up of one of the Guitar Hero guitars in the tree. Custom artwork on the guitars was done by Colton's brothers, Jase and Zack.

Colton's mom, Angie, and her friends.

Thanks again to everyone who helped us with the tree!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


OH MY GOSH you guys! We just booked the Orem Theater for the MIDNIGHT SHOWING of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third movie in the series.

We are so excited about this. Our New Moon party was so much fun and such a success that we wanted to do it again, but weren't sure if we could get the midnight show or not. Well, we DID! :)

SO! Start getting excited! I know it's not until June, but as the planning continues on for our party, we will keep you updated. We just wanted to share the excitement!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Here is our report on the Festival of Trees, and our tree OUR GUITAR HERO:

First up is the quilt. Lola...Again! made the quilt, Joanna at Designs by Laura Jo quilted it, and Colton's grandma bound it for us. She used the black ribbon with skulls that Lola put on the quilt top. It turned out so awesome.

Joanna quilted flames on the quilt to go with the theme of the fabric.

Lola also put on some of the flame ribbon.

Colton's grandma helped us out some more by making the tree skirt and both of the stockings for the display. Joanna quilted those, too, again in a flame pattern. The tree skirt has red minkee for binding and flame ribbon on the edge. It looked really cool.
Monday, November 30th, was decorating day for the Festival. We loaded up Angie's car with most of the boxes.

We had a TON of stuff to take with us! The tree went in Diana's truck, and Joanna hauled up everything else that wouldn't fit.
Colton's grandpa helped us get the tree ready by attaching the rebar, PVC pipe, and the self-tapping screws. The Festival of Trees have some pretty specific directions when it comes to reinforcing your tree. Everything has to be just right or they make you fix it before you can check your tree off with them. They do this so that they don't have to worry about it breaking when it's getting delivered. Everything has to be secured to the tree, and the tree has to be reinforced so that all the Festival does is wrap it in a huge plastic bag, load it up, and deliver it to the lucky new owners.
We are finally at the Festival! It took us most of the morning/afternoon to prepare the tree and put half of the lights on it (we bought a non-prelit tree, oops!) before leaving to go to Festival.

Angie and her husband decorating the tree. After several trips to Lowe's and Wal-Mart, we finally got everything we needed to light the tree and were able to decorate it fairly quickly after that.

Diana's husband also came to help us. Here he is, posing with some of the decorations.

Diana and Angie, decorating the tree. It's starting to come together at this point.

The final layout! We finished right at 7 PM, just as they started to kick everyone out! WHEW! It was close, but well worth it.

Doesn't our tree look so cool?! It was the brightest one on the aisle.

We set the Rock Band 2 drums and guitar up, with Colton's picture in front of it. Everyone who came up to us as we were putting the Rock Band 2 stuff up said how cool they thought ours was. We agree! This tree/space is so Colton!

Here you can see the two gamer chairs, the XBOX 360, the quilt and the two stockings. On the side of the photo you can see the finished edge of the tree skirt.

All checked off with the aisle workers and ready to go home! This was one of my favorite spaces at the festival (and I'm not just saying that because it was our space). It was so bright and vibrant and DIFFERENT.

Here are three of the ladies from Colton's Angels: Angie, Joanna, and Diana.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this tree happen this year. Thank you to everyone who donated money to our Quilt Show Raffle in August. Because of your donations, we were able to purchase the XBOX 360, the chairs, and Rock Band 2. Thank you to Shasta at Gracie Lou's, who donated the skulls and flame ribbons. And thank you to everyone in Colton's Angels. Without you ladies, this group would not be as successful as it has been.

What happened to our tree after we left? Well, I have some good news for you:


We found out through Festival of Trees' Facebook page that someone purchased our tree. We were so excited. We were even more delighted to hear that they were then donating the tree to the Ronald McDonald House. We found out the next day, from the lady who purchased it, that they had called the Ronald McDonald House to tell them about their donation, only to find that recently their XBOX had broken, and ours was a much needed replacement!

We are so happy to know that our tree is going to people who really needed it. Thank you so much to whoever purchased it!

For more pictures of trees at the Festival, please click on the Facebook page link above. They had so many great donations this year! Festival ended Saturday night at 10 PM. We are already planning a tree for next year, so if you weren't able to make it this year, please come next year.

If you would like to donate directly to Primary Children's Medical Center (all proceeds from Festival of Trees went to PCMC) then please go here for more information on how to donate.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NEW MOON Fundraiser Report

Thank you to everyone who helped make tonight so AWESOME!!! We had 74 door prizes!! Look at that stack up there! Thanks to everyone who donated:

Allison's Pantry: 3 $25 gift cards
Lola...Again: 5 red ruffle scarves, 5 black ruffle scarves, 3 purses
Gracie Lou's: 2 minkee blankets
Carrie Brown: 11 credit card purses, each with a $5 gift card (donated by Sweetbriar Cove)
Sweetbriar Cove: 2 black and white aprons, 2 knit black scarves, 10 lotion bags, 16 bags of assorted candy, 1 watch, and the souvenir gift bags received by EVERYONE who attended (each bag had a small bag of sugared nuts, a candy, and a metal link charm bracelet with a red heart charm)
Angie Stewart: 11 bracelets and 2 necklaces
Jenny Limb and Joanna Peterson: a black, white, and red quilt (Jenny provided the fabric and pieced it, Joanna provided the batting and quilted it)
And all the girls here at Colton's Angels!

A few of our movie-goers. There shirts said "Bit me, Edward....Please!"

The theater before the movie. I know it looks like it isn't very full, but TRUST ME! It WAS! The flash went off, but because of the angle and the lights, you can't really see clear to the back in the photo.
Everyone who came got a great gift bag (bracelet, nuts, candy), their ticket, a chance to win prizes, and a $5 concessions gift card.
We had a lot of fun, and the movie was AWESOME! Thanks to everyone who came (especially those who had already seen it twice!).

So what do you all think? Should we do it again in June for Eclipse? We'd love to hear your opinions!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Info

Hey all! If you read this and have a Facebook account, you can now friend us! It's just another fun way to interact with us and stay up-to-date with what we're doing.

Also, if you live in the Utah County area of Utah, and would like to join our group, we would love to have you!

We meet once a month, the third Tuesday, at 6:30 PM. Dues are $20 a month. The monthly dues go to funding each month's project, and the big annual projects like the scholarship and Festival of Trees. If we don't have enough money to do a project (like Festival) we will hold beneifts/fundraisers (like the Quilt Show Raffle in August, and the NEW MOON benefit party in 3 days).

If you would like more information on joining our group, or would just like to make a donation, please email us at

T minus 3 DAYS!

We are all so excited! There are less than 3 days until our benefit showing of New Moon!!

There are still a few tickets left, so let us know if you want them. Email or call Joanna or Angie or Vicki at 801-423-1876

Also, we have so many door prizes! Here's just a small sampling of what we've got in store: a quilt, ruffley scarves, purses, candy gift bags, bracelets, aprons, lotions, and MORE!!

It really is going to be a great party. Make sure to wear your red, white, and black (Twilight colors). I guess you could dress up if you WANT to. haha. Several people have made their own Team Edward/Team Jacob shirts. From what I've seen on Facebook, blogs, etc., it is going to be awesome to see what everyone has done in preparation for this party!

Monday, October 26, 2009

9:30 PM Showing Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to a lack of interest, we will no longer be offering tickets to the 9:30 PM showing of Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Tickets are still available for the 7 PM showing. To reserve your tickets, please call Angie, Joanna, or Vicki at 801-423-1876 or email Colton's Angels at When emailing, please include your name, contact information, and how many tickets you would like.

The movie will be playing at the University Mall Cinemark Theaters in Orem, UT on November 24th, 2009 at 7 PM. Tickets are $30 and include your seat, a gift card to concessions, and a donation to both Colton's Angels and Borto Deseret Orphanage. There will be LOTS of door prizes.

Friday, October 16, 2009


There are 37 Days left until New Moon opens.

There are 41 Days until our New Moon benefit PAR-TAY!

Tickets are still available to the PARTY. So! If you can't find tickets to opening night (which you probably can't because most places have been sold out for a month now) then call us at Sweetbriar Cove 801-423-1876 or email and get your tickets to the benefit PARTY!

Even if you have tickets for opening night you should still come to our party because it is going to be AWESOME! We have a TON of door prizes. And everyone gets a gift, too, for donating to the two wonderful causes.

Which causes, you ask? Well I will tell you!!

BORTO DESERET ORPHANAGE is an orphanage in Liberia (Africa) that is home to 40+ children who cannot be adopted because of Liberia's government rules. Their needs are incredibly basic: FOOD, CLOTHING, and MEDICINE.

COLTON'S ANGELS is a group of women who provide an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending the auto mechanics program at a local college. This year they are entering a tree in the Festival of Trees (proceeds from the sale of the tree go to Primary Children's Hospital). They also have been gathering and/or making blankets, stuffed animals, coloring books and crayons, and other comfort items for a local hospital to distribute to children and families receiving treatment.

SO! Come party with us on the 24th of November!!! We're going to be wearing our red, white and black attire, deciding whether we are TEAM EDWARD or TEAM JACOB (or BOTH! in my case haha), enjoying a great movie based on a FABULOUS book (if you haven't read it yet, you should), and helping out TWO wonderful causes.

If you haven't seen all three trailers, then check them out below! (#2 is AWESOME, so is #3!!!)

(Original post from Busty LaRue. Thanks!)

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Are you as excited for this party as we are?!!

Well, we have a few more details for you. First of all, the movies will be shown at the Cinemark Theaters at the University Mall in Orem, Utah (1010 South 800 East). Secondly, we have the 7:00 and 9:30 PM shows booked for this event. You can pick which time you would like to join us.

We have just under 500 tickets, and they are going FAST so let us know as soon as possible if you would like to purchase tickets. You can contact us at .

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


We are so excited to finally be able to announce our Twilight Saga: New Moon party!!!

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009 we will host two screenings of the highly anticipated second installment in the Twilight series: New Moon. Tickets will be $30 and include your movie ticket, concessions, a souvenir, and a donation to two very worthy causes: Colton's Angels and the Borto Deseret Orphanage.

The Borto Deseret Orphanage is located in Liberia, and is home to many orphaned and abandoned children, who need basic things such as clothing, food, medicine, and beds. Donations to the orphanage go to purchase these items.

Donations to Colton's Angels go to the Festival of Trees and annual Colton Ray Stewart scholarship fund.

If you would like more information, please contact us at

Salem Days Quilt Show Raffle

On August 8, 2009 we held a raffle at the Salem Days Quilt Show in Salem, UT. Proceeds from the raffle went toward our Festival of Trees fund. We were able to raise a lot of money thanks to the generosity of the many people who donated. We raffled off 5 quilts and a silk flower arrangement. One of the quilts was designed, pieced, and quilted in memory of Colton.

With the money we raised from the raffle we were able to purchase most of the items needed for our Festival of Trees display. Our tree will be on display at the Festival of Trees in Sandy, UT on December 1st, and is called "Our Guitar Hero". It is Guitar Hero/Rock Band themed, as Colton was a drummer in a local band, the Boneyard Daddies, and was the best Guitar Hero/Rock Band player we knew. The Festival is open to the public starting on the 2nd, and runs until the 5th at the South Towne Expo Center.

To obtain a bid number for the auction on December 1st, contact the Festival. Their number is available under the FAQ on their website.

Colton's Angels Scholarship Award

On May 19, 2009 Colton's Angels awarded our first scholarship. Jase D. of Spanish Fork High School received a $1000 scholarship to use toward the auto mechanic program at Utah Valley University.

The award was presented by Gayle and Angie, Colton's mom. Before presenting the scholarship, Gayle talked about our group, and how we had started Colton's Angels several months after Colton's passing as a way to keep ourselves busy and provide friends and family with some comfort. After about one meeting, we as a group decided to focus our energy and efforts into providing a scholarship in Colton's name for someone who had as much passion for auto mechanics as Colton did, and wanted to pursue it as a career.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Who are we?

This group came about after our friend's son Colton spent time, and eventually passed away in the hospital. We decided that we wanted to help bring comfort to other families that had to spend time at the hospital, in stressful circumstances.

We are just a group of ladies that meet monthly to make comfort items to distribute to local hospitals. Some of these items include:

*Stuffed animals
*Coloring Books and Crayons.
*Quilts and blankets
*Blankets for fetal demise.
*Activity books for pediatrics.

We hope to provide a scholarship in Coltons name, and also participate in the Festival of Trees.