Alaska Quilt Stories

Joann Stigall

If you love quilts, or storytelling, or Alaska, or all of the above, come to the Thursday, February 1st River and Prairie Storyweavers meeting at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64131 at 7:00 pm.  Joann Stigall will be showing and telling her stories from her Alaska quilt.  Joann’s presentation will be followed by time for others to tell stories.

Chicken Festival News

Fifteen storytellers came on Friday, January 12 to kick off the 2018 RAPS Chicken Festival in Sedalia, MO by telling stories at 4 elementary schools, 6 Boys and Girls Club sites, and the Pettis County Senior Center. Stories were told to over 3,000 people.

At the Saturday, January 13 activities, thirty-five storytellers joined RAPS for a weekend of stories, music, and an auction. The climax of the weekend was a benefit storytelling concert at the Heckart Performing Arts Center for the Open Door Benevolent Ministries Food Pantry.  Admittance was a canned good or bottle of shampoo per family. The storytellers at the benefit concert were Anthony Clark, Carol Kariotis, Jim Two Crows Wallen, Joyce Carpenter and Ken Wolfe.

Over 70 stories were shared this weekend along with music, dancing and laughter.

2018 Chicken Festival in Sedalia, MO

2018 Chicken Festival

It is not too late to make your hotel reservations for the 2018 RAPS Chicken Festival!

Call 660-826-8400 to reserve your room at:

Econolodge Truman Inn
3501 W Broadway Blvd 
Sedalia, MO 65301  

Registration for the Chicken Festival is $25 for RAPS members.  RAPS membership dues are $25 for an individual or $35 for a family.

On Friday, January 12, 2018, we have arranged to tell stories at local schools, libraries, senior centers, and Boys and Girls Clubs.

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, RAPS will present a benefit storytelling concert for the Open Door Benevolent Ministry and Food Pantry from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at:

Heckart Performing Arts Center
2010 Tiger Pride Blvd
Sedalia, MO 65301

Admission is one bottle of shampoo or canned food item per family.

Gary Kuntz will emcee tellers Anthony Clark, Carol Kariotis, Jim Two Crows Wallen, Joyce Carpenter and Ken Wolfe.


Missouri Town 1855

River and Prairie Storyweavers members performed at the 2017 Missouri Town 1855 Arts and Craft Festival.

Pictured above: Jim Two Crows Wallen, Gary Kuntz, and Linda Kuntz