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Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Special Exhibit: Hand Appliqué Quilts by Gladys Raschka
December 2005

For those of you who didn't make it into the shop, we wanted to share the special exhibit of Glad's gorgeous hand appliquéd quilts that has filled our upstairs Dec. 1-10. Glad comes from a long tradition of quiltmaking. Both her mother and grandmother made quilts. She made her first quilt about 50 years ago and has brought ceaseless energy to the family-owned quilt shop since it opened in 1976. Customers, friends, and family all marvel at her wonderful hand appliqué and hand quilting. Glad's eye for color and pattern in her appliqué, along with her fine techniques have won her a faithful following. She was named Minnesota Quilter of the Year in 1999. Glad loves to share her talents through displaying her quilts, working with quilters on techniques and through ongoing block-of-the-month programs at the shop. Click on the thumbnails below to take a closer look at a few of Glad's quilts. Please note that the patterns for many of these quilts are no longer available—we have noted which ones are available for purchase in the descriptions.