“MODERN BLOCKS” QUILT ON DISPLAY
AT LOG CABIN MUSEUM IN NEWPORT
“Modern Blocks,” a quilt made in the late 1800s to early 1900s, is on display now through May at the Log Cabin Museum of the Lincoln County Historical Society in Newport. Brenda Baker of Waldport was given the quilt by her mother, Jane Baker, who received it from her mother, Mina Blossom. Mina received the quilt when Jane was born. The quilter is unknown. The quilt was made in New York or Missouri.
Despite its age, the quilt retains its bright colors and is in good shape. It is cotton, about 76 inches by 68.5 inches. It is made out of cotton scraps with a variety of patterns including paisleys, checks, dots, prints, and stripes in reds, blues, whites, and yellows. The top of the quilt is hand quilted.
A changing display at the Log Cabin Museum features historic or notable quilts. Quilts constructed prior to 1960 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.
The Oregon Coast History Center, which includes the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, is 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 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Log Cabin is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Oregon Coast History Center is administered by the Lincoln County Historical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Lincoln County. For more information, call 541-265-7509.Share on Facebook