Quilt Congress planned at Mountain Home in October


The Benton County Democrats will meet March 28 at 11 a.m. at Golden Corral, 2605 W. Pleasant Crossing Drive in Rogers. At this time there will be lunch, followed by the meeting and speaker at noon. The meeting will take place in person and via Zoom.

This month’s speaker will be Anthony Bland, Democratic nominee for governor.

Information: bcdems.org.


Andante Music Club of Bella Vista presents “20th Century Composers” with pianist Gloria Febro Grilk and violinist Karen Grilk Noorani performing on April 5 at 1pm at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd, compositions by Copland, Sibelius , Kreisler and others play. in Bellavista. The program is dedicated to Ernest Grilk, the former Andante President who died on February 9th.

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

Information: andantemusicclub.org or email [email protected]

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The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet April 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bella Vista Museum, 1885 Bella Vista Way in Bella Vista.

The program is presented by Maylon Rice and is entitled The Post-War Political and Economic Aftermath of the Civil War in Arkansas State Government. Rice of Fayetteville is from Arkansas. Raised in Warren, he earned a background in journalism and history from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. He has held newspaper jobs for the last half century and has studied Arkansas history. He writes a weekly political column for newspapers in Prairie Grove, Farming, Lincoln and Siloam Springs.

Rice will discuss Arkansas’ nine central governors, from Henry Massie Rector, 1860, to Simon P. Hughes, 1885, and how those 25 years impacted the Arkansas economy, politics, and landscape during and after the War Between the States.

Donations are accepted to help with speaker expenses.

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

Information: (812) 899-2049 or email [email protected]


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

The conference features workshops and presentations by Candyce Grisham and Kelly Young.

Grisham, a Missouri native, has been teaching quilting for more than 20 years. Much of her work has a “tradition with a twist” as she draws inspiration from generations past and brings a contemporary twist to her designs. She loves teaching and exploring with students as much as creating.

“Dresden modern” is the title of her Friday workshop, and her Saturday lecture and trunk show is “Dresden rethought”. Both are based on her current book “Dresden reinvented”.

Her quilts and fiber artworks have been judged in shows with Missouri Fiber Artists, the American Quilter’s Society in Kentucky and the International Quilt Association in Houston, Texas, as well as many local and regional shows and exhibitions.

A Louisiana native, Young currently resides in Germantown, Tennessee. She is the author of Scrappy Improv Quilting and Stash Statement. She has traveled teaching her techniques to groups across the country. A former elementary school teacher, Young loves to share knowledge and encourage others in their own creativity while keeping her classes light and fun.

Young’s quilts and patterns 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. Her Friday workshop is titled “Using Scraps to Explore Color and Texture” and her Saturday talk and trunk show is titled “Make Your Scraps Work”.

The $40 registration fee includes the Friday night program and activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday lectures, demonstrations, vendors, silent auction and lunch from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Workshop fees are charged extra. Friday night activities are open to the public for a $5 entry at the door only.

Information: hillnhollowquilters.com/2022-quilt-congress or email [email protected]

Kitty Sanders (left) and Jane Foster were recognized as 2020 and 2021 Master Naturalist of the Year for the Northwest Chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists. The awards ceremony took place on March 20th in Fayetteville. In addition to Sanders and Foster, numerous members of the organization have been recognized for their volunteer work and education in the field of nature. (Photo courtesy)

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