BI Museum to host annual quilt show

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Buffalo Island Museum members prepare for the second annual Quilt Show on Saturday, Sept. 22. Pictured are, from top: Larry Drummond and Royal Tilley, Diana Sanders, Jamie Rolland, Janie Miller, Ernestine Harrell and Donna Rolland.

The Buffalo Island Museum in Monette will host its second Quilt Show from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

Entry forms are available at the museum, Monette City Hall, and Kohn Memorial Library. There is no entry fee. Quilt entry will be from 10 a.m. -- 4p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the museum, Entrants are asked to turn in a story about their quilt.

Over 80 quilts were entered during the 2011 Quilt Show, with an attendance of 200 visitors at the museum that day.

Ribbons for first, second and third place winners will be awarded in six categories, which include: Quilt of Age (50 years or older); Hand Quilted (of any age); Machine Quilted (any age); Baby Quilts; Art Quilts (pretty, unusual, etc.); and Wall Hanging Quilts. Entrants are not required to be present to win. People are allowed as many quilt entries as desired, and entry certificates for participation will be issued at the close of the show.

Free admission to the show includes a Visitor's Choice ballot for voting.

For each quilt entered a chance to win a prize will also be given. The winner of the blue ribbon will be a visitor's choice, with one form issued to each visitor as they enter.

A special quilt for the show has been made by Bertha Sparkman and is currently on display at Monette City Hall.

Quilts may be picked up at the close of the quilt show, or during museum hours, 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 29.

Vendors wishing to set up a booth outside the building during the Quilt Show are asked to contact Monette Mayor Chub Qualls at 870-530-1632 or Ernestine Harrell at 870-486-5479. For more information persons may contact Museum Committee members Diana Sanders, Donna Rolland, Martha Wallace, Janie Miller or Jamie Rolland.

The Buffalo Island Museum email address is and the FaceBook site is listed as Buffalo Island Museum.

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