White Bluffs Quilt Museum
to preserve and teach...
294 Torbett Street
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 943-2552
White Bluffs Quilt Museum
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Classes and Demonstrations
-  Stencil a Tee Shirt
-  Machine Sewing
-  Working with Wood
-  Beginning Weaving
-  Red Bag/Purse
-  Learn to Knit
-  Crazy Quilt Pillow
-  Twining
-  Kumihimo
-  Paper Piecing, the easy way
-  Market Bag
-  Curvey Little Neck Bag
-  Disappearing 9-Patch
-  Explore Alcohol Inks
Friendship Groups
Preserving Your Textiles
-  Flood Damaged Textiles
-  Documenting Textiles
Quilt Index Project
-  White Bluffs Member Quilts for sale
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Native American Heritage Celebration

White Bluffs Quilt Museum 
Celebrates Native American Heritage
Our 2018 Celebration begins with an exhibit at the Richland Library
October 1 - 31, 2018
This exhibit includes a collection of quilt blocks designed to tell the story of the
Corps of Discovery as they searched for a continuous water route across the continent.
Lewis & Clark's mission was to map the entire route and record
as much data as they could about the flora, fauna and native peoples on their journey.
White Bluffs Quilt Museum Native American Textiles and Artifacts
October 1 - November 30, 2018
This exhibit features Native American Artifacts and Textiles, including
a collection of vintage Pendleton Blankets and Najavo pottery.

A very special "Thank You"
to the Wanapum People
and the Yakama Nation for two very special dance presentations.
Thursday, October 18th, 1-2 & 2-3 pm
A school presentation at White Bluffs for grades 4 through 6, 
on the cultural significance and history
of the Native American Dances, Presented by Lela Buck 
and a Social Dance Troupe from the Wanapum.
Saturday, October 20, 6:30 pm
A family presentation from the Yakama Nation that will include a performance and
slide show on the tribal dances, complete with dances and regalia, 
at White Bluffs Quilt Museum. There are many stories and symbols that are reflected in 
the  Native American dances. These are only a few examples: 
Eagle Dance
The eagle is a god like fowl of the air that many American Indians admired throughout our history. 
The dance represents the flight and movements throughout his life. 
This dance varies from tribe to tribe.  It primarily is performed in the southern pueblo tribes.
Owl Dance
Is a socializing dance with a boy and a girl.  It was a time for couple to dance
to the unique beat of the drum. Traditionally, the girls were to ask the boys to dance,
if the boy refused he had to pay with money or a gift.
The Buffalo
The buffalo dance reminds our people of the great abundance
of food our Creator has provided.  We dance to honor the Buffalo and his movements. 
This dance is held in high regards to the Plains Indians, including the Comanche.
Swan Dance
One morning a young elder was camping during the night in the cascade mountains. 
She awoke to a beautiful noise near the waters. 
As she went to the waters she saw swans singing together, songs of joys and happiness. 
The Swans told her she can have these same feelings among her people. 
The swans symbolize unity and love.  Our Yakama people perform this dance.

These presentations are free and open to the public.

Movie Night 
Western Thunder, Friday, October 26, 6:30 pm
The Collected Works of Frank McCarthy
Art reproductions synchronized to epic music.
A collection of 100 original works of art with an hour of music.
Frank McCarthy's artistic approach is not to create a historical document, 
but a portrayal of a scene that has happened many times in many places in
the West. Each scene holds as much visual impact, detail, and action
as possible. Narration free – pure enjoyment. 58 minutes
Location: White Bluffs Quilt Museum
 Encounters, Friday, November 2nd. 6:30 pm
The Art of Bev Doolittle, with Native Wood Flute Music by Werner John.
Bev Doolittle's work reflects her love of horses, passion for the natural world
and her affinity for the Native American's spiritual relationship to the land
No narration – pure enjoyment. 50 minutes
Location: White Bluffs Quilt Museum


This program has been made possible by grants from the City of Richland and 
a Historic Preservation Grant from Benton County.

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