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Deb Jacobs, left, and Kathy Squibb-Ludowese operate Gathering Friends Quilt Shop in a 1902-vintage, brick building that has become a popular destination for quilters from around Minnesota and neighboring states. The business was chosen from more than 3,000 to be featured as one of the Top Ten quilt shops in the U.S. and Canada in the May issue of "Quilt Sampler Magazine,'' published by Better Homes and Gardens. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Gathering Friends

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BIRD ISLAND -- Ever since two sisters-in-law opened up a quilting shop in Bird Island in 1998, this farming community has been getting used to strangers strolling about Main Street.


The visitors are obvious by the colorful, hand-knit garb many of them wear, and the tractor caps they don't.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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