Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The White Bluffs Quilt Museum

During a recent quick trip to Eastern Washington I stumbled upon The White Bluffs Quilt Museum. A busy place which offers something for everyone interested in any type of fiber! The exhibits on display where signed pieces shown for the local DAR.

The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is a tribute to the North West Pioneers, who brought their quilts west with them to establish this territory. When the going got tough, many things were tossed from the wagons to lighten the load. Quilts however, were never tossed, they were prized for their versatility and usefulness. They were used as tents for shelter, padding on the bumpy ride, warmth during the cold nights and lastly, they were used to wrap the bodies of those buried along the trail.

Grants are being pursued to assist in building and/or acquiring a facility that will serve as a Regional Textile Arts Center for all of Eastern Washington.  
White Bluff's Center
294 Torbett Street
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 943-2552

This scrapbook was made by Wanda Jean Moore Huntington, from Richland WA, taught by her grandmother Emma Jane Rice Cooper, Rockville IL and California

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