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Camp Knutson quilt auction is Saturday

“Bears in the Woods” comes from a quilting group in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and will be up for bid at Camp Knutson’s quilt auction Saturday, Aug. 12.

Camp Knutson's upcoming quilt auction features quilts not only from the Upper Midwest, but from five other states. This year's live auction, which is set for noon Saturday, Aug. 12, will feature 135 quilts. The silent auction and quilt viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m.

"Bears in the Woods" comes from the "Sometimes We Quilt" group from Jonesborough, Tennessee. The 80- by 80-inch quilt was donated in honor of a grandson who has participated in Camp Hand in Hand Autistic camp for many years. His grandmother wished to commemorate the years he has participated and enjoyed his Camp Knutson camping experience.

The quilt is constructed with yellows and golds in log cabin blocks with the traditional red hearth square as the cabin center, surrounded with pine tree blocks with bear paw blocks in the corners. A flying geese border completes the "up north" camping theme. It comes with a written appraisal of workmanship and replacement value by a certified appraiser of the American Quilters Society.