BAKER CITY, Ore. – A special exhibit of quilts will be on display at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Sept. 27 through Nov. 17.
“Enduring Patterns: A Quilted Heritage” includes two dozen quilts representing popular traditional patterns and explores how these patterns have been interpreted by quilt makers over the past two hundred years. Historic quilts will be displayed alongside modern quilts, showing how patterns, materials, and techniques have evolved. Interactive displays will allow visitors of all ages to explore how many quilt patterns can be created from a handful of “Flying Geese” or “Log Cabin” blocks. Personal stories and text explore the meaning of quilts in the lives of Americans throughout the decades, and why quilt making has remained a treasured part of our heritage.
The Trail Center is located five miles east of Baker City, Oregon on Highway 86. Take Exit 302 from I-84. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission for adults is $8; for seniors it’s $4.50; children 15 and under are admitted for free. Federal passes are accepted. Call (541) 523-1843 for updates on programs and events. For information on this and other events in Baker County, Oregon call 1(800) 523-1235. More information about the Trail Center visit: oregontrail.blm.gov
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