CHRISTMAS ROSE-STARS” QUILT ON DISPLAYAT LOG CABIN MUSEUM IN NEWPORT
“Christmas Rose-Stars,” a quilt by Jean Amundson, is on display now through January at the Log Cabin Museum of the Lincoln County Historical Society. The quilt was started in 2000 at a workshop by noted quilter Arlene Stamper. It was finished in 2003. Amundson used her home machine to do the quilting on the all-cotton piece.
Amundson is a member of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild and served as president from 2009-2010. She was the featured quilter at this year’s Quilts by the Sea event sponsored by the Guild. A quilter since 1997, she has finished more than 300 quilted items.\
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 Lincoln County Historical Society/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.