Rural Renaissance Project will host a new exhibition of quilts by Mike Ellingsen during Blue Earth’s annual Giant Days celebration July 12-13. His colorful quilts will be on display in the south gallery of the Project 3 Sisters buildings (130 S. Main St., Blue Earth, MN).
The exhibition is free and open to the public:
Friday, July 12, 11:00 am - 8 pm
Saturday, July 13, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Refreshments available in the gallery.
Mike Ellingsen, a retired music director from Blue Earth, is a well-known quilter, designer, and teacher, and is in demand as a lecturer throughout Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. His first step into quilting was recreating a magazine cover quilt over thirty years ago. An example of Ellingsen’s work is Endless (pictured below) - a quilt that uses his signature of bright, saturated colors against a black background.