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North Star Quilters Guild show celebrates modern and traditional art and craft during two-day run at Grand Forks’ Alerus Center

Members of the North Star Quilters Guild, in partnership with the River Forks Watercolor Society, are presenting the biennial “Quilts on the Red” show Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20 at the Alerus Center.
Written By: Pamela D. Knudson | 1:48 pm, Nov. 18, 2021

North Star Quilters Guild members cite benefits of age-old craft, especially during pandemic

Concentration on precise cutting and sewing, using math and artistic skills provide antidote to pandemic stress. This is the fourth in a series of stories on how area residents explore their inner creativity during a pandemic.
Written By: Pamela D. Knudson | 8:00 am, Jan. 3, 2021

North Star Quilters Guild meet to sew masks for teachers, students in preparation for start of school year

Guild members have made more than 4,000 masks for a wide array of organizations.
Written By: Pamela D. Knudson | 9:40 am, Aug. 20, 2020

Quilters, watercolor artists team up to create unusual exhibit for biennial quilt show

North Star Quilters Guild has teamed up with the River Forks Watercolor Society to present a show that features quilts that are paired with watercolor artworks.
Written By: Pamela D. Knudson | 4:42 pm, Oct. 24, 2019

Nonprofit makes second batch of 100 quilts to donate to area foster children

GRAND FORKS — Many of us wrap our own children and grandchildren in our arms to love them and keep them warm, but this week’s Gems have the same love and compassion for children they have never met.
Written By: Matt Henson | 9:26 pm, Nov. 29, 2018

Quilting: A piece at a time

Every fall at the East Grand Forks Arts and Crafts Fair, Bev Solseng would stop at the North Star Quilters Guild to admire the quilts on display. “I drooled over the quilts,” she said, promising herself that she’d take up quilting once she retire.
Written By: Pamela D. Knudson | 1:27 pm, Oct. 13, 2016

FACES: Quilting long a big part of Helen Farrell’s life

LARIMORE, N.D. — Big and little, bold- and pastel-colored, Helen Farrell has sewn an array of quilts during the past 50 years or so. She uses some of the wall hangings and table runner quilts to decorate her home, has given full-sized quilts to  her children and grandchildren and sold a combination of the three types at craft shows and through private sales.
Written By: | 12:00 am, Oct. 9, 2011