The Volckening Collection

The Volckening Collection includes more than 250 quilts from the 18th century to the 21st century. Located in Portland, Oregon, the diverse collection is known for its significant group of New York Beauty quilts.  This group of quilts was featured in Quilters Newsletter (2012), Quiltmania (2014), and exhibited at the Benton County Museum (2011) and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (2013).

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Bill Volckening

The collection also includes several rare, pre-1840 examples and a large group of 1970s quilts. The 1970s quilts were featured in American Quilter (2012), Generation Q (2013), and will be exhibited at QuiltCon in 2015. Objects from the collection are now included in permanent collections at the DAR Museum, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Michigan State University Museum and Latimer Quilt & Textile Center.