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The North Star Retreat Center is proud to present the traveling Prince Cherrywood Challenge 2018 traveling exhibit (inspired by the artist known as “Prince”) May 10-18, 2019 from 9 am to 6 pm- closed on Sunday! This exhibit can be found at the North Star Retreat Center, 200 Melby Ave., Ashby, MN 56309. It has two galleries - the “Home Tour” and the “Live Tour” which totals an impressive 90 small art quilts. When displayed together, they create a dramatic (jaw-dropping) visual experience that covers 120+ feet. The cohesive color, size, theme and texture of the Cherrywood fabric makes it easy for the viewer to see the entire exhibit as a whole. The excitement of discovering all the details of each little work of art makes this collection unforgettable.
All entrants started with the same four hand-dyed Cherrywood fabrics (purples and a black) and designed their own original quilts within a 20-inch square. A panel of two jurors were enlisted to select the final quilts for the exhibit using a point system. It was an extremely difficult process considering there were over 388 quilts entered, representing 36 US states and 8 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United States)! After the 165 finalists were sent to Cherrywood, three prize winners were chosen as well as a “Cherrywood Choice”, “First Ave Choice” and 2 “Judges Choice”.