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Arkansas Quilt Trails

October 23, 2018

“Arkansas Quilt Trails” by Renee Carr will be the topic of the next meeting of the Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society to be held on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library Hill, Mtn. Home. Renee Carr is the statewide coordinator of Arkansas Quilt Trails, a project of Rural Community Alliance. Quilt patterns are painted onto wood and displayed on homes, barns, and commercial buildings and are a popular tourist attraction in many states. Carr said, “Quilt trails bring folk art and history preservation together to beautify our communities and make them an inviting place for residents and visitors alike.” According to Carr, once a county has twelve blocks erected, the county trail is added to ArkansasQuiltTrails.com and promoted as a destination trail. Virginia Cornett is the Baxter County Quilt Trail volunteer coordinator and is looking for those who would like to have a quilt block as well as those willing to paint quilt blocks. She can be reached at 870-421-5299. Currently, Stone, Searcy, and Van Buren counties have quilt trails with Perry County to be added during October. Baxter, Boone, Pike, and Newton county trails are being developed. Those interested in starting a trail in their county may send an inquiry to carr@thenewrural.org. The Baxter County Historical Society meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00. Most meetings are held at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Society at 870-425-2551, or visit the Baxter County Heritage Center at 808 S. Baker on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-4:00. Website: www.baxtercountyhistory.org Facebook: Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. “Arkansas Quilt Trails” by Renee Carr will be the topic of the next meeting of the Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society to be held on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library Hill, Mtn. Home. Renee Carr is the statewide coordinator of Arkansas Quilt Trails, a project of Rural Community Alliance. Quilt patterns are painted onto wood and displayed on homes, barns, and commercial buildings and are a popular tourist attraction in many states. Carr said, “Quilt trails bring folk art and history preservation together to beautify our communities and make them an inviting place for residents and visitors alike.” According to Carr, once a county has twelve blocks erected, the county trail is added to ArkansasQuiltTrails.com and promoted as a destination trail. Virginia Cornett is the Baxter County Quilt Trail volunteer coordinator and is looking for those who would like to have a quilt block as well as those willing to paint quilt blocks. She can be reached at 870-421-5299. Currently, Stone, Searcy, and Van Buren counties have quilt trails with Perry County to be added during October. Baxter, Boone, Pike, and Newton county trails are being developed. Those interested in starting a trail in their county may send an inquiry to carr@thenewrural.org. The Baxter County Historical Society meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00. Most meetings are held at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Society at 870-425-2551, or visit the Baxter County Heritage Center at 808 S. Baker on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-4:00. Website: www.baxtercountyhistory.org Facebook: Baxter County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
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