Pioneer Quilters also helps the museum by selling our handmade items in a boutique we set up in their gift shop. About a dozen of us work on these at home and meet monthly throughout the year creating these appealing items. All of the proceeds from these sales also support the museum.
Many of the items are one-of-a-kind. Some of our experienced guests have learned to stop by the gift shop area before seeing the quilts or one of the demonstrations or presentations, to make sure that they don't miss out on a unique item.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the creations you might grab in this year's boutique:
Small Quilts, Wall Hangings and Table Runners
Mug Rugs, Coasters, Sets, Wine Glass ID coasters with charms
Towels and Pillows
Sewing Notion Caddies, Thread Spindle Doilies, and collapsible Spiral Thread Catchers
Fleece Pet Blankets
Cloth Baskets, Cord Keepers, and Luggage Tags
Pot scrubbers and Dish Cloths
Bags and Purses
And, The Ever-popular Pot Holders
Of course, there are many more items not photographed here. We hope you'll find some things that you'll want to take home with you--for yourself or as special gifts. It's such a fun way to support the Lane County Historical Museum.