After a very busy day hosting a family BBQ for our 3, the spouses, and the grands, I took a break to make up some earrings.
The featured artist at the museum was Victor Pirtle. His quilts are composed of of many layers of fabric and even more yards of thread in the dense quilting. My photos are very poor but they are a glimpse of his extraordinary and laborious work. All quilting is done on a standard home sewing machine.
The sewing charms in the earrings above were a recent purchase on a day trip to the beach. We made a stop at the Latimer Textile Museum in Tillamook, OR.
|Mural at the Latimer Textile Museum|
After the textile museum we walked on the beach and then headed back to Tillamook for lunch, a tour of a local historical museum, and then the quilt shop. It was a glorious day. Fall in the Pacific Northwest can bring mild beautiful weather to our coastal towns and beaches.
|Quiet beach in Oceanside, OR|
|The owner of the Fabric Patch in Tillamook, OR loves PINK!|
If you look closely in the photo above, two of the county's 100 plus quilt blocks adorning buildings are in view (one on the garage door and the other on the wall of the paint store next to the quilt shop). Read more about the Quilt Trail here: http://www.tillamookquilttrail.org/about.htm