As part of “Quilt County,” a series of quilt exhibits in Corvallis and Philomath, and organized by the Mary’s River Quilt Guild, the OSU Women’s Center invited women quilters affiliated with Oregon State to display their work in the Women’s Center gallery. Titled “Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts,” this show honors the beauty of traditional women’s craft work and the artistry of modern art quilts. “Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts” can be viewed at the Women’s Center Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through mid October.
Want to see more historic quilts? The Benton County Historical “Cockrell Quilts showcase a spectrum of historical quilting styles and techniques, and were dated by the donor to represent the era from the Revolutionary to the Civil War. Susan Cockrell’s goal was for them to be seen and enjoyed. Susan Cockrell gave most of the historic quilt collection to the Horner Museum in the mid-1950s, followed by two more in 1971, in memory of her mother Elizabeth Saville Lewis, a quilt enthusiast and avid collector.