Due to popular demand, this quilt exhibit has been extended through January 2017!
Fort Walla Walla Museum's special exhibit, extended through the end of January 2017, is the heritage quilt exhibit titled "Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts." This exhibit features quilts created by known makers, with over 20 quilts from the Museum's collection on display ranging from the mid-19th century through the 1930s.
Recent acquisitions that have not been on display include a quilt from the 1934 Mill Creek Ladies Club, which boasts over 300 hand-embroidered names. The quilt was made by the Mill Creek Ladies Club, which drew members from Mill Creek, Cottonwood, Russell, and Spring Creek areas. The names on the quilt are primarily from people who lived in those areas.
Also included will be the Museum's two regional Red Cross quilts (1918), which were often made as fund raisers; the Ladies Aid Circle of the Pioneer Methodist Episcopal Church (1927), which features over 300 hand-embroidered names of church members; and the ever-popular Whig Rose quilt (1854), which contains over a quarter million stitches.
Fort Walla Walla Museum has not featured a quilt show since 2012, and we are very excited to give these quilts a gallery in which to be admired. Be sure to visit in September and learn about some of these impressive quiltmakers.