The North Star Q​uilt Show

Join us on May 6th, 7th & 8th, 2021 from  9am to 5 pm at the North Star Retreat Center in Ashby, MN!

Admission is $5 if you've entered a quilt and $10 for the general public.

In addition to our very own local talent, you will get to enjoy the 46 piece art quilt RETROSPECTIVE Cherrywood Challenge traveling exhibit.  See IN PERSON 9 textile artist that were selected as a Finalist for either 5 of 5 or 4 of 5 of the Cherrywood Challenges. This amazing collection is truly unique and is showcased in harmony again with our local and very talented quilting artists.

Take a small trip to Ashby, MN - 200 Melby Ave., Ashby - you'll be glad you did!!

2021 North Star Quilt Show Entry Form

Is your Quilt for Sale? How this works: you price it and North Star Retreat Center retains 20%. Customer pays NSRC, and NSRC pays you less the 20%.*
Agreement of Safety - The NSRC, will to the best of their ability keep your quilt safe and sound. Accidents may happen however.*
I, or my designated person, will be picking up my quilt on:*
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Thank you! Good luck on your entry and your admission fee will be $5 with your name on a special guest list versus $10 for the general public. You only pay once to get into the show on May 6, 7 & 8, 2021 from 9 am - 5pm. Hope to see you and let's have some safe fun!

  • Drop off of quilts is on Monday & Tuesday, May 3rd and 4th from 8:30am-2:30pm at the NSRC.  Please have your quilt entered before coming if possible.
  • Safe covid-19 protocols will be in place. Social distancing, mask up, hand sanitizer and temperature taken at the door. 
  • Prizes this year are with special thanks to CHERRYWOOD HAND DYED FABRICS out of Baxter, MN which are the following:
Viewer's Choice Awards:

1st Place: 2 yards of a BLUE

2nd Place: 1 yard of a RED

3rd Place: 1/2 yard of white

Show Director's (SD's) Choice:        2 yards of a PURPLE

SD's Husband's Choice: 

1 yard of a LAVENDAR

SD's Son's Choice: 

1/2 yard of PINK

Prizes will be announced live via North Star Retreat Center's Facebook page on Saturday, May 8th at 5pm. Don't miss the results show! Winners will also be notified to express congratulations and pick up of their prize. Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabric has been dyeing fabric for 30 years, and have perfected the rich, suede look of this gorgeous fabric. Cherrywood can be used in quilts, garments, Home Decorating, and anywhere else you want a solid color that doesn't just lay flat. These yummy hand dyed fabrics are also available for purchase at the North Star Retreat Center!!! Thank you again CHERRYWOOD HAND DYED FABRICS!!!

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Contact Information

North Star Retreat Center

Phone: 612-750-7681

Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Open Year Round


PO Box132, 200 Melby Ave.

Ashby, MN 56309

Thanks for visiting!

North Star Retreat Center is focused on providing high-quality guest services in a most enjoyable sacred space - we will do everything we can to make your stay with us truly awesome.

Quick Facts:

  • Sleeps 24, over 11,000+ square feet
  • Fully equipped commercial kitchen
  • 17 single beds with 1 double and 3 king sized beds
  • 5 bedrooms all with own bathroom, 2 rooms with over-sized Jacuzzi tubs and walk in showers, 1 room with jets in the tub, 1 full bath & 1 room with a 3/4 bath.
  • Main area is 40 x 30 ft. with a 16 foot high pressed white tin ceiling with 2 beautiful cathedral style windows with a ton of natural light. Great lighting so leave your lamps at home!
  • New adjustable height tables, new armless task chairs, new telescoping LED Ott lights, 2 big boards for ironing and big irons, 3 cutting mats, and 2 fireplaces.
  • Linens, towels, washcloths and hand towels provided.
  • Please note that our beautifully historic building is not handicap accessible.

If you are in the area, we would love to give you a tour! Simply call Heather, at 612-750-7681 to line one up!

Best wishes from your friends at the North Star Retreat Center!