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Quilt Show Returns to Bishop Hill...

The 2019 Bishop Hill Quilt Show will be from May 17 to May 19.  This year’s theme is “Yule, YoYo, and Yardage.”

At the Colony School, a bedazzling display of color will fill the building.  Over 100 quilts will be on display:  antique, miniature, patchwork, applique, and much more.

  Admission fee for the Colony School is $5.

The Prairie Queen Quilt Club Theme Challenge quilts will also be on display in the Steeple Building Museum.

 The quilt show is sponsored by the Prairie Queen Quilt Club, Bishop Hill Arts Council, and Bishop Hill Heritage Association.  Show hours for May 17 and 18 are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Show hours for May 19 are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During the Bishop Hill Quilt Show, at the Steeple Building Museum, representatives of the Illinois Association of Wheat Weavers (IAWW) will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate various plaiting methods used to transform wheat straw into delicate works of art. Walk-ins are welcome to try a variety of wheat weaving techniques, guided by experienced members of the IAWW.  Recent works will be on display and for purchase.

While visiting Bishop Hill for the Quilt Show, please check out our stores, museums, and restaurants.  For more information about these places, the 2019 Quilt Show, or future events in Bishop Hill, call 309 927-3899, email bhha@mymctc.net or check out www.bishophillheritage.org.  Also, look for details at the Bishop Hill Heritage Association Facebook page.


History Of Baseball ProgramDr. Storey

Dr. Bruce Storey, Director of Educational Services at Black Hawk College, will be presenting a scholarly program about the History of Baseball at the Dairy Building, located at 410 North Erickson Street in Bishop Hill, IL.

America’s pastime began in 1850. This presentation will look at baseball from its beginning to the present.

How has baseball impacted U.S. history? How has the game evolved? What were the biggest disputes, the greatest teams, and the best players of the various eras?

Find out by attending this free program on Saturday May 11 at 2 p.m. The History of Baseball is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and the Black Hawk College Speakers Bureau. For more details, please call 309 927-3899, email bhha@mymctc.net, or visit www.bishophillheritage.org.


Galva Freedom Fest Announces...

The Galva Freedom Fest Committee announces the 13th Annual Car Show which will be held in Wiley Park. On Saturday, August 17th of this year, the Committee will be holding its 13th Annual Car Show from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in beautiful, shady Wiley Park. Register early by clicking the image below:

Official Brochure & Early Registration Page

Car Show


First United Methodist Announces Annual iServe...

Get your projects submitted to the FUMC between the dates of 8 April and 22 April for help with your local projects. See the information below for more information.


Click the image below to view or print the official brochure

iServe Brochure


Galva Arts Council Secures Second Award...

The Galva Arts Council will once again enliven Wiley Park through the second Levitt AMP Galva Music Series, further activating the large, underused green space into a dynamic hub for self-expression, connection and layered arts experiences set to free, live music from across the globe.

The 2019 series aims to deepen community engagement and expand upon community partnerships, creating a weekly communal celebration of the best Galva has to offer.

For photographs of last year's series of concerts, visit our Gallery or visit the official Levitt AMP Galva Facebook page.


American Legion April Events:

Community Breakfast - The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 12 May 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. They will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice. Pop and bottled water are available for an extra charge. A donation of $6.00 is appreciated.


Sons of the American Legion...

The Galva American Legion Post #45 has received their charter for a new Sons of the American Legions Squadron.

The Legion is looking for new members to get the squadron rolling.

If you have a parent, grandparent or great grandparent or step parent or step grandparent that was in the military, you are eligible to join.

If interested, please contact Wayne Glisan at (309) 335 - 2931, Lloyd Anderson at (309) 853 - 7347 or Earl Stuckey at (309) 853 - 7917