That’s a lot of quilts

Let’s hope we don’t need to cover up in them for a while, but there will be plenty of quilts in Duluth this week.

More than 300 quilts will be on display during the 35th annual Minnesota Quilters Inc. show and conference starting at 9 a.m. Thursday and running through Saturday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

This includes an exhibit of Mariners Compass quilts, curated by Claudia Clark Meyers of Duluth.

More than $25,000 in awards will be given to quilts entered for judging, and there will be vendors with sewing-related booths. Mayor Don Ness will select two quilts to receive $100 Harbor City Awards.

Minnesota Quilters has 700 members in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and other states.