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A closeup photo shows stitching details found on some of the quilts created for this year's Green Lake Bible Camp quilt auction. Tribune photoby Ron Adams

After 25 years, Green Lake quilt auction bigger than ever

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Asked if the handed-down tradition of quilting was a dying art, Jackie Grothe of the Green Lake Bible Camp near Spicer said no, it's just the opposite.

"It's not a lost art. It's an expanding and building art," she said. So far, the camp has received 225 donated quilts from churches and individuals for its annual quilt auction on Saturday. That's likely the most since the auction's inception 25 years ago, said Grothe, the camp registrar and quilt auction coordinator.

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