Editor’s Mailbag

Submitted photo Spinner JoAnn Huss will present the art of wool spinning at the Kiesling House on Sunday.

Historic Kiesling House features

Quilting and Wool Spinning on Sunday

NEW ULM — The historic Kiesling House, 220 North Minnesota St., will showcase a quilting demonstration this Sunday, August 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Quilters will demonstrate the art of quilting. Also, they will demonstrate making quilt squares by coloring a picture with crayons and using that artwork in a quilt. A variety of quilts will be displayed including quilts in various stages of completion. Wool is one of the favorite materials used. Visitors will have an opportunity to stitch along with the quilters.

Expert spinner, JoAnn Huss, will present the art of wool spinning. She enjoys interacting with the audiences and teaching them her craft. Items related to spinning will be on display. Visitors will have an opportunity to sit at the spinning wheel and try spinning the wool.

This presentation complements the regular programming which includes a guided tour, a video presentation and exhibits. Explore the past at Historic Kiesling House constructed in 1861; it survived the US – Dakota War of 1862 and is the only wood-framed house from that era remaining in Brown County. Learn about early pioneer settlement, customs and traditions of area immigrants and events, like the US-Dakota War of 1862, that shaped New Ulm.

Admission: $3 per person – Free 5 and under.

St. Gregory Harvest Festival Sunday

LAFAYETTE — St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette will hold its Harvest Festival on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Events begin with a mass at 10:30 a.m. A buffet style ham and meatball dinner will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12, and $1 for 5 and under.

Events include Bingo for adults and kids, a bean bag tourney, a silent auction, fire truck rides, a bake sale, entertainment, farmers market and mroe. The grand raffle starts at 4:30 p.m.

CAST program on Smartphones

NEW ULM — Community And Seniors Together (C.A.S.T.), invites everyone to a free presentation on Smartphones with Chad Aukes, owner of Tech Unlimited. It will be on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m., held at the Community Center, Room 112, 600 N German, New Ulm.

Aukes will give an overview of smart phone applications and will answer questions. Everyone is welcome. Sixth Avenue North is the direct route to the Center through street construction.