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2024 Northwest Arkansas Quilt Workshop March 7-April 4


"Quilting is...A Total Eclipse of the Heart," is the theme of this year's Northwest Arkansas Quilt Workshop scheduled for Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4. The workshops will be conducted at the Signature Bank Community Room in Harrison. The workshops will include: Lessons on paper piecing, 3D quilting, a free swap table, hands-on afternoon workshops and much more.
The workshops will be presented by quilters from area Arkansas Extension Homemakers Clubs.
Funding is provided by sponsors contributing at various levels: Gold, Anstaff Bank, Bank of 1889, Boone County Farm Bureau, C/S Bank, Harrison's Wednesday Hand Quilter's Fellowship, Material Girls EHC Quilter's Club, Nightingale EHC Quilter's Club, Quality Quick Print, Stone Band and Wood Motor Company; Silver, Arvest Bank, Boone County Farm Bureau agents Mitchell and Reese and Bronze, Boone County EHC Quilt Guild and the Newton County Sewphisticated Scrappy EHC Quilters.
Gold support comes from Signature Bank and T-Shirt Techniques and All Star Awards.
Workshop Schedule
March 7
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m. - Welcome and orientation - Tamara Allen, chair of the NWA Quilt Workshop Committee.
9:05 a.m. - Introduction of the Ozark District AEHC Director Sarah Gurly by Ashley Edgmon, Boone County Extension agent.
9:10 a.m. - Presentation of the philanthropic projects for 2024: The Call, Grandma's House and Informed Choices.
9:20 a.m. - Vendor - Remember Me Quilt Shop of Mountain Home will present, "Working with Border Print Fun."

9:50 a.m. - Bonnie Landis presenting information on the Searcy County Quilt Show, "Solar-E-Clips Quilt Show," April 7.
9:55 a.m. - Quilters College I, The Story of the Quilt and Its Importance to Our American History, Presented by Cindy Craiger, NCSSQ.
10:20 a.m. - Door prizes.
10:25 a.m. - Break
11 a.m. - Quilter's College II, the Basics of Paper Piecing, from the beginning to the end of creating a block, presented by Newton County Sewphisticated Scrappy EHC Quilters. Paper piecing is a big deal in the world of quilting, and it's been around for more than 100 years. It's a type of foundation piecing where you sew patches directly onto a template or foundation. This way you can perfectly replicate portions of a quilt block or a entire quilt. If you're looking to achieve unparalleled accuracy and have perfect point then this is a creative way to quilt.
11:30 a.m. - Mystery Quilt Introduction by Nightingale EHC Quilters Club members.
12 p.m. - Show and Tell
12:30-1 p.m. - Lunch
1-2:30 p.m. - Afternoon Session
A. Making a block using the paper piecing techniques discussed. Each person will complete a quilt square using the steps that were described in the earlier presentation.
b. How to make "a bag of their own." They will be donated to The Call.