Beauty Secrets: 150 Years of History in One Quilt Pattern is currently on exhibit at the Benton County Historical Society and Museum in Philomath Oregon. It is part of the collection of Bill Volckening of Portland Oregon. This is a little gem of an exhibit that shouldn't be missed and is part of Quilt County 2011. Admission is free. (Click here for more about Quilt County 2011.)
Bill collected quilts for 22 years, but during 20 of those he was not involved in the quilt community at all and didn't have a lot of outside influences. He really didn't understand what he'd collected until he decided to share the quilts. The reaction of quilt enthusiasts made him decide to share more with the rest of the world.
To read more about Bill and his collection, click here.
To order a catalog of the exhibit, click here.
Thank you Bill for sharing with TQS and our international quilt community!