By News-Register staff • 

Event will feature antique appraisals, quilts

Experts in antiques, quilting and other specialties will be on hand for Treasures in the Attic, the Yamhill County Historical Society’s annual appraisal fair, quilt show and vintage market.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center at 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, just southwest of McMinnville. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.

Like “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS, Treasures in the Attic will offer visitors a chance to have their vintage items appraised. Experts will give oral evaluations for $5 per item.

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Antiques and collectibles also will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors. Food will be sold, as well. Music will be playing.

More than 100 quilts will be on display. Quilter Donna Hulett will do a “bed turning,” describing the history of a variety of vintage quilts, at 11 a.m. and 3:30.

At 1 p.m., Rachel Greco of Grandma’s Attic quilt shop will talk about the old-fashioned art of Redwork Embroidery. She also will share examples and quilts from her extensive collection, which features quilts created between 1880 and 1930, and discuss the meaning and significance of patterns and symbols.

At 2:30 p.m., Greco will give another program, “Isaac Singer & His Sewing Machine.” She will discuss Singer’s scandalous personal life, his inventions and his contributions to modern-day society.

Several quilt-related groups also will be featured at Treasures in the Attic.

The Mid-Valley Quilt Guild Oregon Quilt Project Team, a group of quilt historians, enthusiasts and quiltmakers who aim to survey, record, preserve and share the stories of Oregon quilts and their makers. They will have a booth about their documentation efforts. More information is available at

Coffee Creek Quilters will have a booth with information about teaching quilting classes to women incarcerated at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Since 2002, the volunteer group has provided a hands-on program that gives their students an opportunity to learn and practice life-enhancing skills. For more information, go to

 The Willamina Murder Quilt, a replica of the one made during an infamous murder trial, will be on display. Local women have been working the piece for several years.


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