Retrospective quilt exhibit in Bishop Hill

Claudia Loucks
Marilyn Nelson, Cambridge, will display the quilts she has made in her long career as a quilt-maker during the month of May at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons, 309 North Bishop Hill St. in Bishop Hill. Nelson also will have a variety of quilts and quilted items offered for sale. She began quilting at a young age and, now in her 80’s, continues to quilt. For 35 years, she owned and operated a quilt shop in the location of what is now the Bishop Hill Creative Commons art cooperative, a building that was built by Nelson and her husband, Wilbur. She retired from operating the quilt shop on a full time basis in 2018, but has maintained a booth at the Creative Commons and continues to be involved with various quilting groups. The Bishop Hill Creative Commons is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information about Bishop Hill Creative Commons, visit