The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild recently donated $500 to the Lincoln County Historical Society to help support the collection and preservation of textiles including quilts. The check was presented by Jean Amundson, president of the Guild.
The Guild and the Society are partners in the Quilt Heritage Project. “We greatly appreciate the support of the Guild and also are pleased to be a part of the Guild’s documentation of quilts,” Loretta Harrison, executive director of the Society, said.
The goals of the Quilt Heritage Project are to register all quilts made in or brought to Lincoln County; create a photo archive of quilts with the Lincoln County Historical Society; encourage proper care and storage of heirloom textiles; encourage families to enjoy and retain these special heirloom textiles; and heighten public awareness of quilts as unique pieces of American folk art, especially Oregon folk art. Guild members also lend quilts for display on a rotating basis at the Log Cabin Museum of the Oregon Coast History Center.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of the area. The Society administers the Oregon Coast History Center which includes the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The museums are free and open to the public. The Burrows House is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Log Cabin is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 541-265-7509.