Quilt show is an art event

The Daisy Patch Quilters have planned a real treat for the public to coincide with the Springfest Festival  in Heber Springs, on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25.

This stunning event will be held in the Education and Commercial Buildings at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds on Bittle Road. Quilters from all over are urged to display their quilts at this show; however there is a limit of three quilts per person due to space availability. There will be prizes for Best of Show and Viewers’ Choice. Anyone may display their quilts but they must be delivered to the Cleburne County Fairgrounds in Heber Springs between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.

At least 12 vendors and more than 100 quilts are expected for this event.

Since the Daisy Patch Quilters group was formed in 1998 by Margaret Cartstens and Jean Beisenstein, it has been a very active organization. They have made quilts for babies and adults at Haven House and Cleburne County Cares, and 45 lap quilts given to local nursing homes. Their Christmas ornaments were used as a fundraiser for the Cleburne County Humane Society. Donation of quilts was made to the Literacy Council and Mount Eagle Methodist Camp. This quilting group has been a real asset to the community.

The quilt made for the show planned during SpringFest in Heber Springs.

All of the benevolent work of Daisy Patch Quilters has not been local. They made 124 pillowcases for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 20 quilts for foster children, 14 for a veteran’s home and 38 to the Sheriff’s Children’s Ranch.

In addition to the opportunity of viewing these beautiful works of art, there will be a quilt raffle and door prizes. Though there is no charge for displaying quilts or entering the contest, there is a $5 admission charge to the show.

For more information, call Gerri Shipley at 501.589.2300 or Jean Beisenstein 501.206.0350.