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Dunn County Historical Society hosting second 'Quilts of the Pinery' show on Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2021

Dunn County Historical Society hosting second 'Quilts of the Pinery' show on Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2021

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The Dunn County Historical Society will have its second “Quilts of the Pinery” show and exhibit at the Rassbach Museum in Menomonie, WI. The show will run Jan. 31 through Feb. 6, 2021.

Quilters throughout Northwest Wisconsin, also known as “The Pinery”, are invited to enter their quilts in this non-juried show. Quilts may be either antique or recently constructed. An entry fee of $10 per quilt entitles the entrant to free admission to the Rassbach Museum during the run of the quilt show. Entry forms can found at www.dunnhistory.org or at the Rassbach Museum.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum is taking all necessary precautions to make this exhibit safe. The museum is open by appointment only to ensure adequate social distancing. Masks covering both the nose and mouth are required while in the museum, and hand sanitizer is available upon entry.

In addition to the exhibit of beautiful quilts, there will be a virtual “bed turning” of the antique quilts in the Rassbach Museum collection. A “bed turning” is a display of quilts that are layered on a bed and one by one are lifted, shown and described.

Each visitor to the quilt show will receive a coupon for 10% off their next purchase at participating shops in Dunn County.

There will also be a “Kids Quilt Block Challenge” for children in Dunn County aged 3 through 18. Kids are asked to draw something to do with Dunn County history on a 10” quilt square also known as a “block.” The blocks will be made into a quilt which will be raffled off on Feb 6. Each kid will get one ticket in the drawing for each block made, and additional tickets will be available for purchase at the show. Blocks and tickets are each 1 for $2 and 3 for $5. Blocks will be available to purchase at the Rassbach Museum.

If possible, the museum will offer on-line classes of classic quilt blocks and possibly design in an original pattern reflecting the history of Dunn County which would available be for purchase at the exhibit.

This promises to be an interesting and beautiful display of quilts of Northwestern Wisconsin, with additional activities for the quilting enthusiast.

Entry Forms available at the museum or at www.dunnhistory.org

For more information, please check the Dunn County Historical Society Facebook page or the events tab at www.dunnhistory.org or call the museum at 715-232-8685

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