Bennett Traditions

6/24/2021 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO

In commemoration of the Missouri bicentennial, Bennett Spring State Park will host a monthly program entitled Bennett Traditions. Each program will include a 20-minute presentation about a natural and/or historic topic that pertains to the area. The presentation will be followed by a 20-minute lesson from Karen Jaegers about quilting that relates back to the presentation topic. The event will conclude with a short question-and-answer session led by June Buckles of Buckles, Bobbins and Bolts quilt shop. 

Dates, presentation topics, quilt block designs and quilting techniques are as follows:

  • June 24 - Turtles; turtle block; fabric selection and care.
  • July 22 - Bears; paw print block; how to set blocks together and preplanning.
  • Aug. 26 - Snakes; snake block; batting choices and the process.
  • Sept. 23 - Birds; flying geese block; choosing techniques (primitive vs. machine).
  • Oct. 28 - Trees; maple leaf block; binding techniques.

Registration is required and limited to 10 people. Each program will be recorded and posted online at a future date. To register or for more information, contact the Bennett Spring nature center at 417-532-3925.

Program Time: 11 a.m.

This is one of many events Missouri State Parks is hosting to commemorate the state's bicentennial. To see a complete list of bicentennial-related events and learn more the commemoration, click here.

Bennett Spring State Park is located at:

26250 Highway 64A, Lebanon, MO | 417-532-4338

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs