Bennett Traditions: Nature Quilt Blocks

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The Bennett Spring State Park nature center will hold a monthly program that will include a 20-minute discussion on a natural or cultural topic followed by a quilting lesson by volunteer Karen Jaegers. Each month will be a different topic with tips and tricks shared to help others.

The program will take place at 11 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month from March through October.

The quilt resulting from the monthly quilt block program will be on display in the nature center from Feb. 23 to opening day of trout season, March 1 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).


March 24
–Topic: Bennett Spring Historic Structures
–Presenter: Hayley Schnaath, park/historic site specialist
–Quilt block: log cabin
April 28

–Topic: Bennett Spring Hatchery
–Presenter: Ben Havens, fish hatchery manager, Missouri Department of Conservation
–Quilt block: trout
May 26

–Topic: Fly Rods
–Presenter: Danny Goldsmith – will provide a hands-on orientation of a fly rod
–Quilt block: fly rod
June 23

–Topic: Mushrooms
–Presenter: Sarah Havens, natural resource field specialist, Missouri Extension
–Quilt block: mushroom
July 28

–Topic: Camping
–Presenter: park staff
–Quilt block: camping tent
Aug. 25

–Topic: Mammals
–Presenter: Jenna Stiek, conservation educator, Missouri Department of Conservation
–Quilt block: surprise mammal
Sept. 22

–Topic: Wild Edibles — Those interested in competing in the annual pawpaw contest should bring the biggest pawpaw they can find!
–Presenter: Sarah Havens, natural resource field specialist, Missouri Extension
–Quilt block: surprise wild edible
Oct. 27

–Topic: Bats
–Presenter: park staff
–Quilt block: bat


Bennett Spring State Park
Thursday   11:00 am — 12:00 pm
26250 Missouri 64A
Lebanon, MO 65536

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