Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oregon Quilt to be Displayed at High Desert Museum


The High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon is planning a quilt exhibit this coming summer, which will take place during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The exhibit, "Quilts: Bedding to Bonnets" focuses on how quilts were used throughout history, from comfort on the trail to homestead bedding and clothing to political purposes and social gatherings, to name a few. The quilts will be on display from May 12th to July 24th.


I first found out about the exhibit when I received a letter forwarded to the Board of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center asking to borrow a quilt. Seeing the description of the exhibit, I contacted the High Desert Museum to let them know about the American Legion Auxiliary Quilt. 


This quilt is a unique part of Oregon history, made in Salem in 1931, the year The Capitol Unit of Post Number 9 in Salem's American Legion Auxiliary was raising funds for the city's new Salvation Army building. In that regard, the quilt serves a distinct purpose in the context of the exhibit. This quilt has been seen here at Wonkyworld in the past. I've blogged about it a few times. For those who missed the blogs, you can find more details in the January 21st, January 25th, and February 2nd blogs.

So, if you're planning to travel to central Oregon during the Quilter's Affair, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, or any time between May 12th to July 24th, I hope you'll stop by the High Desert Museum and enjoy the show. The High Desert Museum is located in Bend, at 59800 South Highway 97. For more information about the museum, please visit the museum's web site

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