Woman will be quilting during Fair

The Ward County Historical Society Pioneer Village Museum in Minot will have many activities during the North Dakota State Fair, including quilt making.

Nanna Schlafman, the mother of site director Sue Bergan, will be quilting and will also show some of the quilts she has finished. Schlafman said some of the quilts on display are made out of quilt blocks that her own mother had started. Schlafman used her mother’s quilt blocks, added some finishing touches and put the quilts together.

She added heart appliques to one of the quilts.

“To me, it was kind of a tender thing because my mom’s blocks were there too,” said Schlafman.

Schlafman said the quilt-making display is a good fit for the Pioneer Village Museum, which celebrates the pioneer heritage of Ward County.

Schlafman moved to Mandan following the flood of 2011, but has been staying in Minot this summer to help out on the museum grounds.

Bergan said the museum will have a lot of activities during the fair. They plan to have a clown, a blacksmithing demonstration and Native American storytelling. There will also be a church service held in the historic Lutheran church on the museum grounds.

Most of the buildings in the village will be open for tours.

Bergan said a great deal of work has been done to help the museum recover from the flood of 2011.