MOUNTAIN HOME — Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild of Mountain Home and Country Quilters Quilt Guild of Salem will co-host the 2022 Northwest Arkansas Quilt Congress, Sew Happy to Bee in the Ozarks.

This annual Quilt Congress will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15 in the Educational Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home.

The conference will feature workshops and lectures by Candyce Grisham and Kelly Young.

Grisham, a Missouri native, has taught quilting for more than 20 years. Many of her works have a “traditional with a twist” quality, as she relies on inspiration from generations gone by, and puts a contemporary feel to her designs. She loves teaching and exploring with students as much as the creating.

Modern Dresden is the title of her Friday workshop, and her Saturday lecture and trunk show is Dresden Reimagined. Both are based on her recent book, “Dresden Reimagined.”

Her quilts and fiber art pieces have been juried into shows with Missouri Fiber Artists, the American Quilters Society in Kentucky and the International Quilt Association in Houston, as well as many local and regional shows and displays.

Young is a Louisiana native presently making her home in Germantown, Tennessee. She is the author of “Scrappy Improv Quilting” and “Stash Statement.” She has traveled to teach her techniques to groups all over the country. As a former elementary teacher, she loves sharing knowledge and encouraging others in their own creativity, all while keeping her classes light and fun.

Young’s quilts and patterns have been featured in several national and digital magazines, including Modern Quilts Unlimited, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Quilt-It Today, Modern by the Yard, and Make Modern.

Her Friday workshop is titled Using Scraps to Explore Color and Texture, and her Saturday lecture and trunk show is titled Make Your Scraps Work.

Registration fee of $40 includes the Friday evening program and activities from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday lectures, demonstrations, vendors, silent auction, and lunch, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop fees are extra. The Friday evening activities only are open to the public for a $5 admission fee at the door.

More information about the conference and registration form can be found on the Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild website: https://hilln -quilt-congress/ or email your questions to hnhquilt

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