Quilt Congress scheduled for October at Mountain Home


Benton County Democrats will meet at 11 a.m. on March 28 at the Golden Corral, 2605 W. Pleasant Crossing Drive in Rogers. There will be lunch at that time, followed by the meeting and speaker at noon. The meeting will be held in person and on Zoom.

This month’s speaker will be Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Bland.

Information: bcdems.org.


Andante Music Club of Bella Vista will perform “20th Century Composers” featuring pianist Gloria Febro Grilk and violinist Karen Grilk Noorani playing compositions by Copland, Sibelius, Kreisler and others at 1 p.m. April 5 at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program is dedicated to Ernest Grilk, former president of Andante who passed away on February 9th.

Andante also announces that in celebration of National Music Week, the club will once again be sponsoring a concert on May 3 at the beautiful Mildred Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista. The program will feature a pianist, violinist, soprano and tenor. Details will be announced later. The programs are always free and open to the public.

Information: andantemusicclub.org or email bettylpierce@outlook.com.

Civil war

The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on April 7 at the Bella Vista Museum, 1885 Bella Vista Way in Bella Vista.

The program will be presented by Maylon Rice and will be titled “The Postwar Political and Economic Consequences of the Civil War in Arkansas State Government.” Rice, of Fayetteville, is originally from Arkansas. Raised in Warren, he gained a background in journalism and history at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. He worked in newspapers and immersed himself in the history of Arkansas over the past half century. He writes a weekly political column for the Prairie Grove, Farming, Lincoln and Siloam Springs newspapers.

Rice will discuss nine key governors of Arkansas, from Henry Massie Rector, 1860, to Simon P. Hughes, 1885, and how this 25-year period, during and after the interstate war, affected the economy, the Arkansas politics and landscape.

Donations are accepted to help with speaker expenses.

The purpose of the Bella Vista CWRT is to educate and stimulate interest in the period of United States history known as “the Civil War”, to promote historical, educational and literature related to the Civil War, including events and circumstances related to the cause and effects of the war. The Round Table normally meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

Information: (812) 899-2049 or email dkp55@ymail.com.


Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild of Mountain Home and Country Quilters Quilt Guild of Salem are co-hosting the 2022 Northwest Arkansas Quilting Convention, Sew Happy to Bee in the Ozarks. This annual quilting convention will be held October 14-15 at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home.

The conference will include workshops and talks by Candyce Grisham and Kelly Young.

Grisham, a native of Missouri, has been teaching quilting for over 20 years. Many of her works have a “traditional with a twist” quality, as she draws on inspirations from past generations and gives a contemporary twist to her designs. She enjoys teaching and exploring with students as much as creating.

“Modern Dresden” is the title of his Friday workshop, and his Saturday lecture and exhibition is “Dresden Reimagined”. Both are based on his recent book, “Dresden Reimagined”.

Her quilts and fiber art have been featured in exhibits with Missouri Fiber Artists, the American Quilter’s Society in Kentucky, and the International Quilt Association in Houston, Texas, as well as numerous local shows and exhibits. and regional.

Young is originally from Louisiana and currently lives in Germantown, Tennessee. She is the author of “Scrappy Improv Quilting” and “Stash Statement”. She traveled to teach her techniques to groups all over the country. As a former elementary school teacher, Young enjoys sharing her knowledge and encouraging others in their own creativity, while keeping her classes light and fun.

Young’s quilts and designs have been featured in several national and digital magazines, including Modern Quilts Unlimited, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Quilt-It Today, Modern by the Yard, and Make Modern. His Friday workshop is called “Using scraps to explore color and texture”, and his Saturday talk and exhibition is called “Make Your Scraps Work”.

The $40 registration fee includes Friday evening program and activities from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday talks, demonstrations, vendors, silent auction and dinner from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop fees are extra. Friday night activities only are open to the public for a $5 entry fee at the door.

Information: hillnhollowquilters.com/2022-quilt-congress or email hnhquiltcongress@yahoo.com.

Kitty Sanders (left) and Jane Foster won Master Naturalist of the Year awards for 2020 and 2021 respectively for the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalist Chapter. The awards ceremony took place on March 20 in Fayetteville. In addition to Sanders and Foster, many members of the organization have been recognized for their volunteer work and lifelong education in nature. (Courtesy picture)