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Art show draws interest

Staff photo by Fritz Busch A Grackle Days Art Show at the Winthrop Public Library drew interest Saturday. Quilts made by Charlette Pelletier were voted best of show.

WINTHROP — A number of Winthrop, Gibbon and Lafayette residents won awards at a Grackle Days Art Show at the Winthrop City Library Saturday.

Sponsored by the General Federation of Womens Clubs, Charlene Pelletier of Winthrop won the best of show award with her quilts.

Other show winners were Ruth Petersen, Winthrop, fiber/textile art; Karen Klenk, Winthrop, photography; Barb Dietl, Lafayette, scenes; Emma Niebuhr, Gibbon, dimensional; Diane Kuester, Lafayette, artisan; Kathy Pagel, Winthrop, wild card; Mary Lou Schmidt, Winthrop, writing; Noah Stanek, Winthrop, elementary; and Mary Niebuhr, Gibbon, high school.

Jypsy Sisters homemade arts and crafts refinished and repurposed variety shop owner and artist Amy Foster was the featured artist at the show.

Foster, her mother Irene, aunt Betty, grandma Louise and nieces Mkayla and Olyvia made many of the store items and will create custom orders of items not in the store.

The store at 113 2nd St. E., Winthrop, features hand-made items from 28 artists from as far away as the Twin Cities.

Store items include baby items, wood signs, essential oils, jewelry, clothing with hand-stitching, beaded bracelets, wooden bird feeders, rag rugs, doll clothes, maple syrup, honey, other canned items, and more.

Foster said she is always looking for more vendors.

The store is now open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satuday. Private shopping and private classes are also available.

For more information, visit jypsy-sisters.square.site or Jypsy Sisters on Facebook.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com

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