Sunday, July 12, 2009

Latimer Quilt and Textile Center

Have you been to the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon? I visited it today and took some photos to show you. This building was built in the 1930's and used to be a school. Now it's a friendly place where quilters, weavers, knitters, rug-hookers, felters, and other textile artists meet to work on their projects, teach, and exhibit. There are many interesting textile items for sale too.

The flowers at the entrance were so pretty I had to include them here. I may have to change the name of this blog to "Selvage and Flower Blog."

There is a nice variety of quilts on display here. This one (above) caught my eye with it's soft colors and classic "twentieth century style."
I love the movement in this bright colored pickle dish (or orange peel?) quilt. Pretty applique adds a nice finishing touch.
To find out more, visit their website at:
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Abby and Stephanie said...

I've not been there but there is (or was) a cute little quilt shop in Tillamook called Aunt Janes. Wonder if it's still there in the 11 years I've been gone.

Unknown said...

Fantastic quilts.. I admire the time and talent it takes to make such lovely works of art.
Thank you for sharing your fun time with us ;)

Artfulife said...

Looks like a pretty fun place to visit. I didn't visit the center, but we did visit the Tillamook Cheese & Ice cream factory. Think I would have rather visited the quilting center if I had known about it.

Carrie P. said...

looks like a fun place to spend some time in.