Quiltistry/Quilt Show

New Ulm is a quilters destination, with our three unique quilt shops!  The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild plans The New Ulm Quilt Show, held every other year. The show includes 400+ quilts, demonstrating various techniques and styles, as well as special displays and challenges. 

various locations around New Ulm

Held every other year in the summer, Quiltistry combines “quilting” with “artistry.” The goal is to showcase our rich heritage, beautiful historical sites, and the depth of the many talented quilters in the area. Quilts displayed throughout the city, classes and demonstrations all make up this creative event. Don’t forget to visit our three unique quilt shops while in town: Sewing Seeds Quilt Company, Spinning Spools Quilt Shop, and The Thimble Box. 

Experience the outdoor display of quilts located at various historic sites throughout the city:

  • Schell’s Brewery and Gardens
  • Hermann Monument
  • Glockenspiel and Schonlau Park
  • Wanda Gag House
  • Kiesling House
  • One-Room Schoolhouse

Start and end your Quiltistry Passport at one of our unique quilt shops conveniently located all within one mile!

  • Sewing Seeds Quilt Company
  • The Thimble Box

Complete your passport to receive a fat quarter bundle and be eligible for a drawing to receive 1 of 3 $100 gift certificates!

For more information contact the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce at 507-233-4300 or chamber@newulm.com.
This event will be held rain or shine.

Location of Quilt Displays
August Schell Brewing Company – Visit this majestic 157-year-old, family-owned brewery tucked away in the rolling hillside of the Cottonwood River. They have recently been voted Minnesota’s #1 Craft Beer! Tours, gardens, gift shop and museum are open to the public.

Hermann Monument – Climb the staircase of this 102 foot monument towering over New Ulm. Enjoy the panoramic views, state of the art inclusive playground and picnic facilities.

Glockenspiel and Schonlau Park – Located in downtown New Ulm, this 45 foot tall free standing carillon is one of few of its size in the world! Bells can be heard chiming at noon, 3PM and 5PM.

The Wanda Gag House is the childhood home of Wanda Gag, author of the popular children’s book “Millions of Cats”. This historic 1894 home will feature bed turnings at 11AM and 2PM. Guided house tours are also available throughout the day.

The Kiesling House, constructed in 1861, survived the 1862 Dakota Conflict and is the only wood-framed house from that era remaining in Brown County today. Displays and special events are offered on site.

The One-Room Schoolhouse is located within the Brown County Fairgrounds and is operated by the Brown County Historical Society. Built in the mid-1800’s this building offers a glimpse of what prairie schooling was like in Southern Minnesota. Enjoy conversation and displays by local 4-H quilters.