The Van Buren County Extension Homemakers is gearing up for its upcoming event, The Arkansas Traditional Quilt and Craft Show. It is scheduled for November 11-16 at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in the Performing Arts Building.
Formally known as the “Arkansas Heritage Quilt Show,” the Van Buren County Extension Homemakers Council had hosted the quilt show for over 20 years at the Eoff’s Furniture Store in downtown Clinton until 2009, when the store went out of business. In 2012, thanks to the efforts of past show coordinators and the Van Buren County Fair Association, a building with enough space was found to hold the event. With so much more space, we were able to expand the show to include craft vendors making this a wonderful event just in time for the holidays.
Entry day for quilts and vender set up is Monday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Judging will take place on Tuesday, November 12 and will be closed to the public. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded to first place winners. The building will reopen to the public on Wednesday, November 13 through Friday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are no quilt entry fees and parking and admission is also free. Artisans and quilters will be on hand to provide demonstrations.
The Van Buren County Library will also be hosting its annual Book Sale at the Fairgrounds during this event. There will also be a bake sale with proceeds benefiting the VBC EH Council on Friday.
For more information about the quilt show, please contact Victoria Banks at (501)745-6224. For more information about reserving a booth for the craft sale, please contact Deborah Meyer at (501)253-1240.