Meet the Ocean Wave Quilters

Quilt of Water Tower

“Sunday Afternoon With The Ocean Wave Quilters” will be presented August 15  from 4-5PM in the Escola Room of the Kelley House Museum. This is an opportunity to meet the creators of the museum’s summer display, Quilted Iconic Buildings of Mendocino.

$7 public, $5 members.

In July of 2019, one of the Ocean Wave Quilters members, Cindi Jo Willey, issued a challenge to guild members to make 18” x 18” quilts of Mendocino’s iconic buildings, to be completed by July of 2020. Nine members accepted the challenge. The pandemic delayed the original deadline, but they are excited to reveal the results at the Kelley House Museum. 

The Kelley House’s summer exhibit, “Quilted Iconic Buildings of Mendocino” runs July 2 – August 31. Twenty-five different historical buildings are colorfully rendered on 18” x 18” quilt squares, individually pieced and stitched by members of the Ocean Wave Quilters. In an extraordinary display of history meets art, iconic buildings are brought to life, including the Temple of Kwan Tai, the Presbyterian Church, the MacCallum House, the Kelley House Water Tower, and many others. Each handmade quilt square is accompanied by a black and white photo and history of the building. 

The Ocean Wave Quilters is a 70+ member guild that meets monthly and contributes to the community in a myriad of ways, including quilts for newborns, dresses for Hope for Women International, touch quilts for patients, and masks during the pandemic.