Upcoming Shows and Tours

October 5, 7 PM, Minnesota Quilters fall program in St. Paul.  Women of the Plains quilt and story.

October 7, 10 AM Minnesota Quilters fall program in St. Paul.  The Purple Sandwich Quilt.  Children are invited to attend the telling of the one-room school in Montana.

Laura Nagel (President of the Minnesota Quilters) wrote the following article for the March issue of the MQ News.

Previous Shows and Tours

June 8 at 3:00 at the Northfield Retirement Center, The Purple Sandwich

September 11, 2016 - The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Denver, Co

NAG Gallery Exhibition from Jan 5 - Feb 4, 2017* of selected quilts and quilt stories. Artist Reception is Friday, Jan. 6 2017 from 7-9 pm. Quilt booklets will be available for sale in the Gallery Store
during this month as well.

June 6 - Buffalo River Park, MN (near Fargo/Moorehead) 6:30 PM, Camp fire talk with the Purple Sandwich Quilt.  Park entrance fee is $5

 June 12-14, 2014 -36th Annual Quilt Show and Conference in St. Cloud.Jean will be the Breakfast Speaker, Friday, June 13, 8-9 a.m.  The 10 quilts of the Jewell Wolk Story Quilt Project will be on Exhibit June 12, 13, 14.  Jean will give a slide presentation about Jewell Wolk and her storyquilts.  Contact co-chair Patty Von Arx for ticket information at

April 26, 2014 - Montana Storytelling Roundup, Cut Bank, Montana -at the Willie Degrote Gymnasium.  Two presentations on The Time and Life of Ruth.  The Purple Sandwich quilt will be on display.  Tickets for the day of Storytelling are $15.  Contact Donna Lenoir for schedule details at  

March 1, 2014 - Quilt Connections, Women's History Month Quilt Exhibit at Egan High School.

December 14, 2013 - St.John's Lutheran Church (WELCA) - 10am (open to the public). Jean will show and speak about The Book of Ruth quilt. 500 W. 3rd Street, Northfield, MN

October 10, 2013 - Chaska Quilt Club, Chanhassen, MN. Presentation of the 23rd Psalm quilt

Sept. 12, 2013 - Northfield and Faribault Quilters Meeting,
presentation of the 23rd Psalm quilt, sheep ranching                            in northern Montana and its parallel to King David's 23rd Psalm

June 13-15, 2013 - Minnesota Quilter's Annual Show, Duluth, Minnesota
Jean showed the Purple                                Sandwich Quilt and the 23rd Psalm quilt. (see photo from show below)

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April 26-27, 2013 - Montana Storytelling Roundup, Cut Bank, Montana, Willie DeGroot gymnasium.
                     Jean will be showing the Purple Sandwich and the Montana Centennial Quilt


April 22, 2013 - Elder Collegium Class entitled "Women in the Holocaust" presentation of the Women in War quilt                         (three short stories)

March 9, 2013 - Northfield Library - Presentation by Jean Wakely to over 50 attendees. A great success!

January 14, 2013 - Northfield Senior Center Luncheon (11:30am to 1pm)
- Purple Sandwich Quilt Presentation

Sept 6, 2012 - Northfield, Minnesota - St. John's Lutheran Church - Annual Meeting of the WELCA

Sept 19/20, 2012 - Helena, Montana - Twenty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Montana Historical Society

Sept 21, 2012 - Cut Bank, Montana - Quilting Bee at Prairie Peace Lutheran Church