Monday, July 1, 2019

Now Showing- Love Blooms: Quilts from the Volckening Collection

Yesterday the quilts went up and today the show is officially open. "Love Blooms: Quilts from the Volckening Collection" is now on display at Latimer Quilt & Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon. The show is up through August.

This show includes some of the finest and most exuberant mid-19th century floral applique quilts in my collection. There's a lot of red, white and green, but also some double pink, cheddar orange, oxblood and teal. 

The quilts have fanciful floral designs based on plant life, and there is one proud rooster in the garden-- maybe that's me. 

Having a group of masterpiece botanical applique quilts to display was really the last thing I intended to do. They accumulated over the years, and eventually I realized there were enough for an exhibit. The timing couldn't be better. The show will be up when we have our annual family gathering up the road in Seaside, and also when Linda and I get married in August. 

I hope a lot of people see the show, and for anyone coming to Oregon for Quilters' Affair and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, I hope you'll travel to Tillamook and visit Latimer Quilt & Textile Center. Just know there are great quilts waiting for you. Latimer Quilt & Textile Center is located at 2105 Wilson River Loop Road, Tillamook, Oregon 97141. Phone: 503-842-8622.