Shout out: Roosevelt County Extension Association Annual Cultural Arts Show

Submitted by: Connie Moyers

On April 10, the Roosevelt County Extension Association held their annual Cultural Arts Show hosted by the Working 9 to 5 extension club in the Jake Lopez Building in Portales.

There were members present from all four Extension Clubs — Pep, Causey, Bethel and Working 9 to 5.

Linda Russell catered a delicious meal to members and guests present.

Thom Moore presented a program on the flying kites and the many different kites available. He had over 35 kites on display of all sizes and types.

Iris O’Rear from Grier showed a beautiful quilt made by her great-grandmother at age 16 in the early 1860s.

This quilt has traveled with in the Texas Sesquicentennial Show and hung in the state capitol of Texas. It was also shown in an international show in Vienna, Austria.

The quilt was so fine one guard had to be stationed just at this quilt to keep people from going beyond the barrier and touching it. It is hand pieced, appliqu