The Dakota County Historical Society will host the 28th annual quilt show in partnership with the Dakota County Star Quilters. The theme of the show is “Stitches in Time" and will open to the public on Wednesday, April 5. It will remain open until Friday, April 28 at the Lawshe Memorial Museum.
A special lecture will be hosted at the museum on Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The exhibit is presented in conjunction with the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild.
The Lawshe Museum is located at 130 3rd Ave. N. in South St. Paul, Minn. and is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a suggested $5 donation for admission to the exhibit. For more information call 651-552-7548, or visit the Dakota County Historical website.
Visitors to the exhibit will be treated to about 100 quilts and a challenge project among the members that visitors can vote on for their favorites throughout the duration of the show.
The special lecture “Don't Get Stuck in a Scrap Trap" by Colby Cartledge, will take place on Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cartledge started making quilts for 4-H competitions at age 9, and she has been doing it ever since. Her work is in the style of modern traditionalism, a mix of modern quilting principles tied back to the roots of the craft. Tickets for the lecture must be purchased in advance through the Dakota County Star Quilters website.