Tuesday, April 25, 2017



Our 2017 Pioneer Quilters' show, The Unbroken Thread, opens today and continues through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 pm each day.  We have 121 quilts entered by Pioneer Quilters and members of the community.  The quilts really are absolutely gorgeous this year!  

Remember, admission is $7, or if you'd like to take advantage of several days of speakers and demonstrations too, $15 gets you a pass that will get you in for as many days as you desire.  If you'd like to take another look at what demos and speakers are available each day, or read any of the previous posts, just click on the Blog Archive to the right


The museum has a lovely gift shop year round.  

Among the many treasures is a great selection of books with historical and/or Oregon connections. Some of my personal favorites are their quilting books.

But once we start adding color to the museum with the lovely quilts in our show, we also colorize the gift shop area with our boutique items.

A handful of the Pioneer Quilters are busy throughout the year putting their creativity to use to raise more funds for the Lane County Historical Museum.  All proceeds from our annual quilt show go to the museum, plus 100% of the money spent on boutique purchases.

The Boutique Committee meets most months to show what they've been working on, share ideas, and  put price tags on their wares.

Many of the items are unique, and they're all hand-fashioned by these gifted women.  Visitors to the show often stop in the boutique before viewing the quilts, as they want to make sure nobody beats them to that one-of-a-kind item that's perfect for them or a gift.

The variety is impressive, and these close-up photos only show a sampling.  Boutique merchandise this year includes needle cases, luggage tags, coasters & mug rugs, table runners, potholders, dishcloths and dish towels, thread-spindle doilies, placemats, credit/gift card holders, wine glass coasters/bug covers, fabric postcards, pincushions of all styles and materials, hair accessories, bookmarks, a variety of bags, notepad covers and much, much more!


You might want to bring your gift list.  You're encouraged to shop early and shop often (new inventory is often brought in by these talented elves).  And remember, every penny you spend benefits the museum!

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