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Quilt County 2019

Guest Author | 07/08/2019 | Art Shows, Arts and Culture, Family Friendly

Every two years since 1991, Benton County has transformed itself into Quilt County in the Fall. Quilt County 2019 once again honors the art and craft of quilt making with 15 diverse exhibits. Quilt County is sponsored by the Marys River Quilt Guild and the Benton County Historical Museum, in cooperation with other Benton County cultural agencies, churches, shops and galleries.

For complete information, visit the Marys River Quilt Guild's Quilt County webpage, or download a .pdf brochure for Quilt County 2019.

Show Schedule

Boundaries (August 9 - September 21) at the Benton County Museum - Boundaries - representational or abstract. Whether a visual image, psychological, geographical, metaphysical, freedom from, or the security of having - the world of "Boundaries" captured in cloth! The Studio Art Quilt Associates, Oregon Valley - South presents this showcase in the Moreland Auditorium.

Fitness Over Fifty Quilters (August 9 - September 21) at Fitness Over Fifty - Members of Fitness Over Fifty exercise and socialize together on a regular basis. A collection of quits created and shared by members of the FOF family. Organized by Lynn Grube and Priscilla Newberger.

A Celebration of Quilts (August 13 - October 12) at JanniLou Creations - Come enjoy the myriad of quilts at JanniLou Creations housed in the old Waucomah movie theater. Folks are always intrigued with the remnants of the theater and the staff feels a kinship with all those movie ghosts!

Focus Your Creativity: Using Your Initials (September 1-30) at Citizen's Bank in Philomath - Each year guild members are invited to use their imagination to make projects that reflect the guild’s challenge with guidelines and fabric providing the starting point. In 2018, the challenge was to use the initials of their first and last names as an inspiration for their quilt design. Coordinated by Izzie Elliott.

Not a Diamond in the Rough (August 12 - September 27) at Philomath City Hall - Marys River Quilt Guild was formed 30 years ago. Several members of the guild accepted the challenge to make a quilt depicting and celebrating “30” in whatever means they chose. Diamonds are the representing stone for 30 years. Enjoy the fun ways in which this theme was interpreted by its members.

Quilts from Caring Hands Children’s Quilts (September & October) at Shonnard's Nursery - Children’s brightly colored quilts in crib and twin size are on display. These quilts are all for sale and support the QCH program of providing quilts for others. Made by members of Quilts from Caring Hands.

Bits Pieced (August 15 - October 17) at the Philomath Community Library - Selection of quilts created from donated fabrics and blocks which will be gifted to various community service organizations, elder care institutions and others in need. Organized by Marys River Quilt Guild Service Committee.

Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (September 1 - October 3) at Softstar Shoes - The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild explores the centuries-old craft of quilting in contemporary, creative ways.

Landscape Quilts (September 1-30) at Eats & Treats - Landscape quilts impart the quilter’s impressions of nature, terrain, and environment. The quilts on display range from very traditional to modern interpretations and offer examples of different quilting techniques.

Philomath Scout Lodge Quilt Show & More (September 7-8) at the Philomath Scout Lodge - This venue opened in 2008 on 58 acres of natural habitat. This fundraising exhibit will have a large array of quilts on display, many vendors including handcrafted items and food for sale. Quilts of Valor on display and will be presented on both Saturday and Sunday. Organized by Tara Bevendich and Teresa Preddy.

  • Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Road, Philomath
  • Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 9am-3pm
  • $5/day (children under 12 free)
  • Home Depot to provide kids craft area on Saturday

Creative Energy (September 3 - October 7) at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis - Members of Loosely Bound explored a variety of mixed media techniques to create unique fiber art quilts for this exhibit. Enjoy the diversity of painted, printed and stitched layers.

MRQG Supporting Benton County for 30 Years (August 27 - September 9) at Footwise - Marys River Quilt Guild has been helping those in our community through the creation of quilts for various organizations and by producing displays that showcase our members’ quilts. Stop by and see the many areas in which the Guild has been involved in Benton County.

Get 'Er Done (September 2-29) at Imagine Coffee - Members of Prime Time Quilters challenged each other to bring some of their UFO’s out and get them completed with no new purchases. None of us had any shortage in finding those unfinished projects which resulted in this interesting collection for the show.

Me and My Travels (September 1-30) at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library - Members of Marys River Quilt Guild collect fabrics during their travels. Some of these quilts are inspired by fabric found in their travels or on quilting shop hops. Other quilts are inspired by sights seen on their travels and act as a visual souvenir Enjoy these works of art. Organized by Debbie Garvin and Theresa Valentine.

  • Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis; 541-766-6928
  • Monday-Thursday 10am–8pm; Friday–Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm

Sweet Home Alsea Valley (September 3 - October 30) at the Alsea Community Library - Heritage quilts from members of the Alsea Valley Community celebrating life events of family and friends. Coordinated by Eileen Minette.

  • Alsea Community Library, 19192 Alsea Hwy, Alsea; 541-487-5061
  • Tues, Thursday 2pm-8pm; Mon, Wed, Sat 10am-4:30pm

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