Quilt show generates excitement
Cheryl Kluender has been surprised at the response the Rosemount Area Arts Council has gotten for its upcoming quilt show. The show, which will run from May 13 to May 18 at the Rosemount Steeple Center, will feature 55 quilts from quilters from all over the area.
While she knew there was an interest in the art form, Kluender said she didn't realize how vast the interest would be.
"It should be a good show. We will have a good representation of the area," said Kluender.
The show will feature different types of quilt design including decorative art, antique or vintage, traditional and youth quilters.
Quilter's Haven owner Jean Graham said each type of quilt offers its own elements. She said while art quilts are created with the intent to display, traditional quilts are sewn with the purpose of being used. For many, Graham said, the antique quilt category will bring back memories.
"I think people will really enjoy seeing the show," said Graham.
Graham said the show will educate people about quilting, including its past and how it has evolved over the years. The show is not a competition, but an event to showcase area talent.
Graham and others in the quilting community have been promoting the event throughout metro area. The show has drawn submissions from all over and Graham said the event will bring people to town who have likely never been to Rosemount before.
"I'm excited. I think it will be a lot of fun," said Graham.
Excited to host the first event, Kluender hopes the quilt show will become an annual event that will grow. The arts council has invested in quilt hangers and other items to make sure the quilts are taken care of.
The Rosemount Area Arts Council Quilt Show will take place May 13 through May 18. Show hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
There is no cost for admission but a freewill donation of $3 would be appreciated.
For more information on the event or about other RAAC event visit www.rosemountarts.com.