Upper Midwest Woodcarver & Quilt Expo in Blue Earth, MN 8/15-17/2014
I hope I have the right category as there will be Block Lotto quilt(s) at the Expo and Block Lotto members are going to be there with their other quilts, too. The Expo is unique as it combines 2 folk art traditions, woodcarving and quilting. It’s also an open show welcoming all quilts; old & new, beginner & expert, traditional & modern, small & large, near & far, yours or someone else’s. Every quilt has a story!!! Several special exhibits, vendors, demos, featured quilter, door prizes, Boutique, great food, tours and special events!
Friday Night Jelly-Roller Derby Xtreme!!!!! Watch rock ’em sock ’em sewists use just 1 sewing machine, 1 scissors, 1 jelly roll AND new this year, at least 15 and up to 40 2.5″ squares make a quilt top in less than 2 hrs!! Join the fun! Bring a cheering squad!
Saturday 9 AM – 11 AM Wool Work Class $20 Bring a scissors & large eye needle, if you can.
Saturday 2 PM – GUDRUN ERLA of GE Designs trunk show!! Gudrun is a brilliant young designer of quilts, kids wear, home dec with several books, patterns & fabric lines. A new line is coming out in Aug. & a new book next year so get a preview of her designs that blend traditional Icelandic sensibility with modern attitude.
Friday, Aug 15th 4 PM – 8 PM Free Snacks! Saturday, Aug. 16th 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday, Aug. 17th noon – 4 PM $4 daily or $6 for ALL 3 days, heck of a deal. Under 12 FREE! Bring those future quilters! Blue Earth Area High School just south of the intersection of MN Highway 169 and I 90 on the east side of 169.
If you are going on the MN Shop Hop, stop by and be inspired! I hope to see you there, it’s worth the drive!