Sure enough, there was plenty to see. Sheep and the wool they produced were a major part of our area of SE Washington State during the 19th century. I wasn't allowed to use my flash, so you might want to click on the photos for a better look.
The Crazy Quilt below was made by Mary Jane McCaw Erwin for her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary in 1893. William and Sarah Ann McCaw, married April 17, 1844. There must be a testament to good living here as it was unusual for people to live long enough in the 19th century to make it to a 50th wedding anniversary!
Below is a close-up of some of the detail work!
This next quilt has been called, Beggars Blocks, Roman Squares, Colt’s Corral or Modern Blocks. The materials used are mostly wool suit fabrics. Alice Robertson and Carrie Mosier made this in 1907. I think this was my favorite in the exhibit!
This is a wool coverlet that from a distance almost looked like Sashiko work, but it was woven.
Mr. Squash really liked the wool suit hanging over my favorite quilt! The detail work is marvelous, and for it's age - 1885 - has survived quite well!
Finally, this crazy quilt below isn't very pretty, but the maker carded the wool herself before sewing it!