Bennett Traditions: Nature Quilt Blocks

9/22/2022 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO

The 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.

A woman holds up a quilt with designs including a butterfly, a trout, a leaf and a beaver

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

The Bennett Traditions Quilt resulting from the monthly quilt block program will be on display in the nature center from Feb. 23 to Opening Day, March 1 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Pictured here is Karen holding the finished quilt from last year.

Program Schedule: 
Date Topic Presenter Quilt Block
March 24 Bennett Spring Historic Structures Hayley Schnaath, park/historic site specialist Log cabin
April 28 Bennett Spring Hatchery Ben Havens, fish hatchery manager, Missouri Department of Conservation Trout
May 26 Fly Rods Danny Goldsmith – will provide a hands-on orientation of a fly rod Fly rod
June 23 Mushrooms Sarah Havens, natural resource field specialist, Missouri Extension Mushroom
July 28 Camping Park staff Camping tent
Aug. 25 Mammals Jenna Stiek, conservation educator, Missouri Department of Conservation Surprise mammal
Sept. 22 Wild Edibles* Sarah Havens, natural resource field specialist, Missouri Extension Surprise wild edible
Oct. 27 Bats Park staff Bat

*Those who are interested competing in the Bennett Spring annual pawpaw contest should bring the biggest pawpaw they can find on Sept. 22!

For more information about these programs, call the nature center at 417-532-3925.

Click here to read the news release.

Program Times: 11 a.m. - noon
26250 Highway 64A, Lebanon, MO | 417-532-4338

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs