Quilt lovers will find a lot to be happy about along Scenic 7
1. Country Corner Quilts
10872 Hwy. 392, 870-437-2299
Since 1986, Country Corner has been selling quilting supplies and creating quilts in the Ozark Mountains. Stop in to look at fabrics and quilting machines, or visit their quilting studio to see quilts being made.
2. Heart Quilt Shop
8874 Hwy. 62 W., 870-437-5400
Owned by a husband and wife quilting team, Heart Quilt Shop offers traditional quilts, wildlife pattern quilts and rustic quilt designs.
3. Fabrics & More
123 N. Main St., 870-741-1375
Quilting books, patterns and fabric are all part of the Fabrics & More experience, giving quilting fans everything needed to create their own one-of-a-kind quilts. Located right on the downtown Harrison square.
Don’t Miss: One of the Harrison area’s oldest and most well-loved attractions is the Mystic and Crystal Dome Caverns (4), located near the picturesque Buffalo River. Popular for staying a cool 59 degrees even in the hot Arkansas summer, these caves are full of natural formations and beautiful, flowing rock formations. Call 888-743-1739 for more details.
Make a Pit Stop: The town of Jasper (5). This town may look quiet at first glance, but as with so many places in Arkansas, there’s more to Jasper than meets the eye. From elk watching in nearby Boxley Valley to floating the Buffalo National River, there are few places better for outdoor activities, while Emma’s Museum of Junk at 203 East Court Street is a wonderland of antiques, toys and other treasures from yesteryear.
6. Nellie’s Crafts & Quilts
HC 30, Hwy 7, 870-294-5317
Local handmade and machine-stitched quilts are the hallmark of Nellie’s, along with the numerous billboards pointing the way to the small shop.
7. Donna’s Sew Much More 1610 S. Arkansas Ave., 479-967-9591 Russellville is home to the active River Valley Quilters, and this store is owned by one of the members of that group, producing longarm machine-sewn quilts.
Hungry? The scenic byway is lovely, but everyone needs to get fortified for the journey. While in Russellville, stop in to Opal Mae’s Café (8) at 321 W. B Street for a home cooking experience. A daily buffet features a rotating lineup of daily comfort food specials including roast beef, ham, chicken and rice casserole, roast turkey, meatloaf and more. There’s also a dinner menu with items like prime rib, tilapia and pork tenderloin sure to get any mouth watering.