“Noshi,” a quilt by Florence Roberts, is on display at the Log Cabin Museum of the Lincoln County Historical Society. Final quilting of the red, blue, and gold cotton quilt was done by Lisa Taylor. The quilt design was inspired by a design in the book A World of Quilts. The design and the book are by Beth Ann Williams.
“The name “Noshi” comes from a Japanese word meaning a kind of ceremonial origami fold attached to gifts to express “good wishes.”
Roberts, who has been quilting since 1975, completed “Noshi” in 2011. She has made between 100 and 200 quilts. “At some point I stopped counting,” Roberts said. She is a member of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild and the Lincoln City Quilters and has participated in many community projects, donating quilts to hospitals and to the women’s shelter, for example.
A changing display at the Log Cabin Museum features historic or notable quilts. Quilts are documented by the Quilt Heritage Project of Lincoln County, which is sponsored by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild in partnership with the Lincoln County Historical Society.
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.