Our meeting for Tuesday, October 23
6:00 p.m. in the Knox Room of the Library

“Arkansas Quilt Trails” with Guest Speaker 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 the Rural Community Alliance. Quilt trails consist of quilt block patterns painted on wood and displayed on homes, barns, and commercial buildings 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 blocks displayed in 12 locations, the county trail is added to Arkansas QuiltTrails.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. Virginia 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.

The Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society meets
on the 4th Tuesday of each month to conduct business, enjoy an informative
and interesting presentation from a guest speaker and for socializing and snacks.
Our meetings are free and guests are always welcome!

Special meetings are occasionally held at other times and locations. Announcements regarding special meetings will be made in The Baxter Bulletin, on KTLO, and posted on this website.