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The Little Red Hen Express 

Our 2018 bus trip takes us south to Muscatine Iowa to the Little Red Hen Quilt Shop.   We will be visiting the Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN, Quilter's Window in New Hampton, IA, Merry's Stitchins in Jesup, IA and Cotton Creek Mill in West Branch, IA.  We will be visiting the Old Arch Winery in West Branch for supper and then off to Muscatine for a night of rest.  We start Friday off at the Little Red Hen Quilt Shop in Muscatine.  We will then travel to the Woolen Needle Quilt Shop in Williamsburg IA,  Fern Hill Quilts in South Amana, IA and then depart back for home with a trip of memories, fabric and friendship. 

DATES:  Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29th.

Departure time:  6:30 am from Clara City.  We will pick up in Mankato if that is closer for you.

Cost:  $199 per person double occupency.

Single occupency $255

A $50 dollar non refundable deposit must be sent by January 15th with a second check included for the balance ($149 double occupancy) or ($205 single occupancy).  The second check will not be cashed until May.  

Send checks to:   Shades of the Past

PO Box 765

Clara City, MN  56222

Price includes bus fare, hotel,

noon lunch Thursday, treats and water. 


We are adding a second trip due to the overwhelming response we had for our June trip.

Our July dates are Thursday the 19th & Friday the 20th









Friday, March 23 9-6 pm

Saturday, March 24 9-4 pm

New Ulm Event Center

301 20th street So, New Ulm, MN

400 Quilts on display

Special Guest:  Tony Jacobson

Admission $8.00

website:  newulmquiltshow.com








"Keeping Warm in South Dakota XI Surviving the Seasons

Quilt Show at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD


Guest Speaker:  Gudrun Erla of GE Designs


Saturday, April 28 9-5 pm

Sunday, April 29 10-4 pm

Admission $6.00