Quilting Work Shop Coming Up In March

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

Did you know that May is National Quilting Month?  Join us at the Plantation Agriculture Museum to celebrate this month and discover your own creative skills in the craft of quilting!  Making memories are lifelong possessions that you can always carry home.  From the pre-revolutionary Jacob ’s Ladder to the modern Garden Trellis quilt patterns of today, every quilt holds a story.  Bring your friends and join in with others to craft a pattern and create your own stories to carry home.

The Quilting Work Shop will be hosted at the museum on Saturday, March 15th from 9-4pm.  The course will cover basic and advanced techniques for machine quilting, quilting a modern style table runner, and exploring the true, artistic roots of the craft.  Rene’ Riggans is a Arkansas renowned instructor from Mountain View, Arkansas and will be delivering the main class.  Beginners and experienced alike are invited.  Registrants are asked to bring a sack lunch and their usual sewing equipment and machines.  Scraps and material will be provided.  Please pre-register due to a limited amount of space.  The class admission includes a $20 registration fee and a $10 kit fee, paid separately.

The Plantation Agriculture Museum is just 20 minutes from Little Rock at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 165 and Arkansas Hwy. 161.  Take exit 7 off  I-440 turn right on U.S. Hwy. 165, go 5 miles to Museum and turn right on Arkansas Hwy. 161 in Scott, Arkansas.  The Museum is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission to the museum exhibits is free for self-guided tours.  Guided tours are $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  For more information, please contact Lydia Leatherwood at (501) 961-1409 or Lydia.Leatherwood@arkansas.gov<mailto:Lydia.Leatherwood@arkansas.gov>.