Valley Grove Tapestries: Open House, June 25, 2022

Please come for an official unveiling of the four Valley Grove tapestries on June 25 at the beautiful stone church.

Valley Grove Tapestries: An Open House
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 10am-2 pm
Valley Grove Church, 9999 155th Street E., Nerstrand, MN 55033

There will be two short gallery talks about the weaving process, at 11 am and 12 noon.

Join your friends to examine the tapestries and the beautiful old churches, and to walk in the beautiful prairie landscape. You can easily find directions from your starting point by searching “Valley Grove Church” in Google Maps.

For the past year, I have been been weaving this series of tapestries in Norwegian billedvev style as a commission for the Valley Grove Preservation Society, thanks to a grant from the Preserving Nordic American Churches project. Heck, I am still weaving the fourth tapestry. I promise it will be done. Shall we shake on it?

This clasped hand symbol is on at least 12 19th-century graves at Valley Grove. It’s in the fourth tapestry.

Please join us at the open house. We’ll serve you sweets and coffee. Lunch is not provided, but you could bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the lovely church grounds (or in the church, in case of bad weather). If we are lucky, the weather will be as glorious as the sunshine and clouds at the May 15th unveiling.

Please register, mostly so our Scandinavian Weavers Study Group members can guess at how many cookies to bake.