Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group

Basic Information
Mission: To study quilts, quilt history and related material culture in an
informal and friendly environment.

To have opportunities to view vintage and antique quilts, as well as
To share knowledge and resources through discussion and internet venues.
To provide educational programs at each meetings.
To promote quilts and textiles as an expression of material culture.
To provide fellowship among quilters.

Mary Bywater Cross formed the Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group in 1982
as a venue for individuals in Oregon and SW Washington to gather together to
study quilts. Her establishment of the regional coordinator program for the
American Quilt Study Group prompted her to organize a more localized group
in this area of the Northwest. Since then, the group has had many meetings,
sharing knowledge and resources through an informal and friendly atmosphere.
In 2008, Mary granted Martha Spark "A Passing of the Needle and Thread", to
continue quilt studies and facilitate meetings in this region.

Meetings occur four times a year in different parts of the state. Membership
is open to anyone with an interest in quilts and quilt history. To find out
about upcoming meetings, please contact Martha Spark, facilitator, at : . Or visit the web site of the Oregon Quilt Project,,  and click on Columbia Willamette Quilt Study

This group also has a blog.  Visit it at