Quilt Show Prize To Honor Wyona Abbott

“New cash prize established for Ouachita Quilt Show”


Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Alpha Beta Chapter lost a long-time friend and sister in 2019.  Wyona Abbott had been a member of Beta Sigma Phi for more than 30 years.  The sorority decided to award a $150 prize each year to a quilter at the Polk County Ouachita Quilt Show in memory of Wyona.


Beta Sigma Phi members Dorothy Sullivan and Liz Frachiseur chose the quilt they felt carried on Wyona’s tradition during the 2021 quilt show. Rebecca Romine was presented a check for $150 as the first winner of the Wyona Abbott Memorial Prize by President Sue Powell and Vice President Donna Montgomery after the 2021 quilt show.


Wyona and her husband Jim own Coast to Coast and have always been a big part of our community.  During her free time, Wyona loved to quilt. It was common for her to make more than 10 quilts in a year and give them away to family and friends.


To be considered for this award, submit quilts to the Ouachita Quilt Show on November 1, 2022 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at the Polk County fairgrounds education building. 

Submitted photo: Jim Abbott, Sue Powell, Rebecca Romaine, Donna Montgomery


10-12-22 11:25 AM KAWX.ORG