Quilt show features a variety of quilts
More than 150 visitors turned out Saturday for the first annual Buffalo Island Museum Quilt Show held in Monette.
Eighty-six quilts were entered and were on display inside the museum. Museum Committee member Royal Tilley constructed quilt stands to help with displaying the quilts throughout the museum.
Quilt winners were selected by visitor's choice. Certificates were presented to each entrant. Winners were announced at the end of the day and special Museum mementoes were awarded to each. A large framed print titled "Rabbits and Quilts" was donated by Dowless Carpet Emporium for use as the main door prize. A quilt top was donated by Donna Rolland. Hats, tee shirts, and automobile plates were donated by BI Museum.
Art quilting winner was Marion Sparkman, second place was Norma Chrisco, and third was Viola Rogers. Hand quilting winner was Pat Collins, second Beatrice Burnett, and third Juanita Kerr. Machine quilting winner was Glendola Harrison, second Eli Wallace, and third Glendola Harrison. Quilts over 50 years of age winners were first Martha Jo Smith, second Jill Tilley, and third Robert Flannigan. Baby quilt winner was Betty Thompson, second Jill Tilley and third Betty Thompson.
Four generations of Beatrice Hardin Burnett's family entered homemade quilts. These included Burnett's grandmother's quilt made in 1894, her mother's quilt made in 1955, her own quilt made in 2005, and her daughter's quilt made in 2004. Her granddaughter has started quilting but does not have an entry ready as yet.
Two vendors, Monette Senior Citizens and Relay for Life Team, were set up outside.
B.I. Museum Committee members in attendance included: Ernestine Harrell, Betty Pyland, Diana Sanders, Martha Wallace, Jane Miller, Jamie Rolland, Donna Rolland, Chub Qualls, Larry Drummond, Royal Tilley, and William Piercy.