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Continued: Eagan show makes a statement with quilts

  • Article by: LIZ ROLFSMEIER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 8, 2014 - 2:00 PM

“They [students] really like them,” library assistant Laurie Kochis said. “It’s so colorful and fun. When we take them down, it’s like when you take all the furniture out of a room, and you’re ready to paint.”

Nagel said that when visitors come during the week to view the quilts, they often comment on how students are polite or on how hard they are working. “I always get compliments about the kids,” Nagel said.

“It just works out on a whole lot of levels,” she said.

Liz Rolfsmeier is a Twin Cities freelance writer.

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  • Mindy Way-Johnson, of White Bear Lake, sorted fabric at a booth for Twin Cities Quilting of Roseville, while shop owner Faye Hock chatted with Laura Nagel, who organizes the show, which honors Women’s History Month. “Women are still leaving a legacy and telling their stories,” Nagel said.

  • A group of quilters surrounded a booth at the opening day of “Quilt Connections,” Eagan High School’s 19th annual quilt exhibit.

  • Quilt connections

    When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through March 20

    Where: Eagan High School library, 4185 Braddock Trail

    Cost: Free

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