Looks like Mr. Myrt is on the "quilting" wavelength, as he sends the following information from one of his Norwegian genealogy research journals, the Vesterheim Current 23 February 2011.
"Peggy Derrick, Curator at the La Crosse County Historical Society in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Linda McShannock, Collections Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, will present Two Norwegian Silk Quilts in America at Vesterheim on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room of the museum's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center at 523 W. Water Street. The program is free and is the final presentation offered in conjunction with Vesterheim's exhibition Pieces of Self: Identity and Norwegian-American Quilts, which is on view through March 20."
For more information about the program, including the family history angle, see:
Now I should go make Mr. Myrt some of his favorite cookies!