Quilts in the trees
One hundred quilts will be on display – some of them up in the trees – at Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine on Sunday. The quilt show will feature vintage and handmade quilts and will precede a concert on Mother’s Day afternoon. Gates will open at 2 p.m.; admission is $10 (children free).
Textile historian Noni England will give a presentation about quilts at 2:30 p.m. in the depot. The Cherokee Maidens (including arboretum steward Robin Macy) and Sycamore Swing will perform at 4 p.m. Picnics are welcome, and Luciano’s Italian cuisine and Lyon’s Den barbecue will be for sale. Freshly dug tulip bulbs will be free for mothers.
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In bloom at Botanica