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Airing Out the Quilts – Thursday, July 8, 2021

AIRING OUT THE QUILTS: OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW IN DECORAH 

For Release:  Wednesday, June 30, 2021

For more information contact Mike Ellingsen

507.602.0322  ellingsenms@gmail.com

Quilts will adorn neighborhoods of Decorah on Thursday, July 8, as the NorthEast Iowa Quilters’ Guild sponsors their second annual Airing of the Quilts – a drive-by quilt show that runs from 3:00-6:00 pm. As with many organizations, it has been a tricky year for the NEIQG – they had to cancel their biennial quilt show last October – and worked to find an alternate venue to display member quilts. Clustered in three Decorah neighborhoods – Vennehjem, Broadway/Mechanic, and South Side – colorful quilts of members and friends will be draped on fences, suspended from balconies, and hung from porches and rain gutters. The event is free, and the public is invited to drive, bike, or walk the route to enjoy these quilts. While attendees are asked not to enter porches and private areas, they are welcome to move near to examine the quilts. There may be quilts hanging at other homes along the way. You are welcome to display your own quilts – if you wish to be included on the map, please contact Mike Ellingsen at 507.602.0322. Maps will be available on the NEIQG home page (www.neiqg.com), the NEIQG Facebook page (NorthEast Iowa Quilters’ Guild), and at the Decorah Chamber of Commerce.

The NorthEast Iowa Quilters’ Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that meets on the first Tuesday of the month, with meetings at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. A short business meeting is followed by announcements, show-and-tell, and a program or presentation by a quilting expert. New members are always welcome.

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Heritage Fest

The Floyd County Museum invites you to join us for a day of family fun featuring games, food, educational activities, and local products! The event will be at Andres Park next to the Museum. Parking available on the street and at St John’s Lutheran Church one block west. Call 641-228-1099 for questions.

COOKIE AND PIE CONTEST

Got a pie or cookie recipe you want to show off? We want to try it! Cookies and Pies will be judged in two separate categories, and scored on taste, presentation, and creativity by local judges. Call to enter by July 23. Entries must be dropped off at the Museum by 4pm on July 30.

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