Each month the Heritage Quilting Guild of Jonesboro honors a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces by presenting a special, hand-made quilt to Barbara Arnold, who is a resident of Forest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro.
Arnold served in the Hospital Core from 1959-63 achieving the Rank of E3. During her time, she worked the wards in Portsmouth Virginia, Charleston South Carolina, and Corpus Christi Texas tending to the patients. She also met her husband who was in lab school during her time serving.
The Heritage Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 am on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Jonesboro-Hodge Methodist Church, located at 402 4th Street in Jonesboro. The non-profit charity organization provides a means for quilters and guild lovers to promote the appreciation and preservation of quilts and share the art so it can be handed down to others.