Rich histories embroidered into special quilt


December 29, 2021

A call came to the East Linn Museum a while back. Would we be interested in a quilt made by a ladies’ club east of Foster for a young lady turning 16 in 1942?

“Another friendship quilt?” the few volunteers wondered. The museum already had several. 

“It’s from the right area,” a volunteer offered.

Generally, we aim to keep things from the East Linn vicinity. But the quilt was a little young, under 100! In fact, two volunteers had been born around the time of its production.

The museum hosted the usual debate. Some volunteers hold that the museum needs fewer things to look at; to...

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