Quilt show set in Monette for Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Buffalo Island Museum in Monette will hold its first quilt show from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. There is no fee for admission or quilt entry.

Buffalo Island Museum Committee members, Betty Pyland and Ernestine Harrell, display a special quilt donated by the family of Stella Wallace with the names of 32 class members embroidered on it. (photo provided)

"We have had over 80 quilt entries for the quilt show," Museum Chairman Ernestine Harrell said. "We are so pleased to have so much interest in this show and have the wide variety of quilts submitted. I think visitors are going to be so pleased at the quality and artistry of quilts on display."

The categories for exhibit include quilts age 50 years or older, hand quilting, machine quilting, baby quilts and art quilts.

Certificates will be presented to each quilt entrant, and ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each category.

One special quilt on display at the show belonged to Monette resident Stella Wallace. It has the names of the ladies in her Elizabeth Sunday School Class of the Monette First Baptist Church and was made in 1977. The quilt was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Danny Wallace. Names on the quilt include Stella Wallace, teacher, Mary Barnes, Bernice Baker, Mabel Berry, Bessye Bowman, Cora Dudley, Helen Fortson, Stella Green, Thera Harper, Stella Hout, Iva Layne, Beryl Murrell, Gracy Piercy, Sally Hazel, Fannie Huddleston, Gladys Huffman, Myrtle Hurst, LaVille Isaac, Glendene Lamb, ElMarie Lawhorn, Helen Lay, Thelma Price, Ruby Pruitt, Gina Ramsey, Emma Rodgers, Ruth Smith, Kate Snider, Elsie Tapp, Elly Wallace, Opal Wallace, Pauline Wallace, and Ethel Wilson. Thelma Price is the last remaining member of the class still living.

Quilt award winners will be selected by visitor's choice. Each person visiting the quilt show will be given a ballot to cast a favorite vote.

Some vendors will be set up outside the building during the festivities, but no food or drinks will allowed inside the Museum.

Quilts must be delivered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, and can be picked up anytime after 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, or the following Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, between 1-4 p.m.

For more information persons may contact Ernestine Harrell at 870-486-5479 or Donna Rolland at 486-2516.

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