Monday, May 23, 2011

Good Press!

An article about the Oregon Quilt Project appears in the May issue of Country Pleasures Magazine. The article, by Liz Windust, offers the perspective of a quilt owner participating in the recent Oregon Quilt Project documentation at the Willamette Heritage Center and Mission Mill Museum. Thank you, Liz, for the good press! To enlarge the article, just click on the image. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thank You, Martha

For those who haven't heard the news, Oregon Quilt Project Coordinator Martha Spark has moved to Oklahoma, where her husband, Don, recently took a new job. Martha has been a driving force behind our project during the first year. She conducted documentation training sessions for volunteers in Eugene, drafted documentation forms, organized documentation events, verified information about quilts following each documentation event, maintained project supplies, helped prepare mailings, and did a number of presentations to promote the project. 

Martha is a quilt restorer and Victorian costume and textiles specialist. Prior to moving to Oregon she was Collections Manager at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, and Chair of the Historic Costume committee at the Avery House Historic District in Fort Collins, Colorado. Martha is a longtime member of the American Quilt Study Group and former member of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group, and has conducted many workshops on preserving antique quilts and textiles. As facilitator of the Columbia-Willamette Quilt Study Group, Martha organized meetings at various locations around the state. Each meeting included a special presentation and show-and-tell. Following each meeting, Martha distributed e-newsletters to members with highlights and pictures from the meeting, and information about future events.

The Oregon Quilt Project and the Columbia-Willamette Quilt Study Group would like to thank Martha for all her efforts, and we wish her well in all her future endeavors.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Willamette Heritage Center Doc Day

The Oregon Quilt Project held a big documentation day yesterday at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, and we saw dozens of wonderful quilts, old and new. Oregon Quilt Project would like to extand a big thank you to the Willamette Heritage Center and Mission Mill Museum, local volunteer coordinator Vickie Simpson, and all the local volunteers. While we're working on the new picture gallery, we thought you'd enjoy pictures of a few of the many outstanding quilts we saw yesterday.

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