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Quilts Along the Trail plans 10th annual event for September 7

The talents and skills of central Minnesota quilters will be on display at the 10th annual Quilts Along the Trail show Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Osakis. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibits and activities line two blocks of the Central Lakes Trail next to downtown Osakis.

Several vendor booths, a quilter's flea market, a consignment sale, food booths and live entertainment will be part of the quilt show.

Displays will include many varieties and time periods from antique and vintage to traditional and contemporary.

A special showcase will focus on flying geese, and an ongoing Make and Take workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A handmade quilt will be given away in a door prize drawing just for registering. Presence not required to win.

Quilts Along the Trail events include:

Bed Turning. Features a presentation with quilts displayed on a bed. As each quilt is turned, its history and other information about style are given by a qualified speaker, usually the owner or curator of the quilt.

Challenge Quilt Show. Features items done by local and regional quilters who have used the same fabric in a package of fat quarters. Of the 90-plus displays in two categories, no two quilts are alike. Some of the challenge quilt items will be for sale.

Quilters Flea Market. Includes pre-cut fat quarters, other packaged quilts blocks, bags of useable scrap material and remnants, finished quilts and other quilted pieces, all at bargain prices.

In case of rain, visitors are invited to see the displays and challenge quilts at the Quilts Along the Trail Store at 2nd and Main Streets in Osakis. The hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through September 15 and Fridays and Saturdays in October.

Entries for exhibits can be registered now and up until two days before the opening of the show. Exhibitors are welcome to exhibit new work or existing and vintage pieces.

There is no entry fee and no judging. Items shown do not have to be made by the exhibitor to be eligible for display.

Registration forms are available at the Osakis Information Center or at the Quilt Along the Trail Store. Registration will take place Friday, September 6 at the Information Center.

For more exhibitor information, call the Osakis Information Center at (320) 859-6777 or Barb at (320) 859-3618.