Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition opens July 3 at the Hjemkomst Center

See the stories of people who were forced to escape from their homes for their safety and survival in beautiful quilts that will be on display at the Hjemkomst Center starting Saturday, July 3. These quilts tell the stories of people’s journeys caused by political repression, war, genocide, natural disasters, famne, and other human rights violations.

Thirty-six art quilts will be on display from Studio Art Quilt Associates.

The Forced to Flee art quilt exhibition will be on display until Sunday, November 7, and is included in admission to the center.

The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors ages 55 and older and students, $8 for youth ages 5-17, and free for children 4 and younger and members. On Tuesday nights from 5 until 8, admission is free for everyone.

For more information about the Hjemkomst Center and upcoming events, visit

The center’s address is 202 First Avenue North in Moorehead, Minnesota. Moorhead is east of Fargo, North Dakota (across the Red River) and 233 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

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