JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Quilts to Remember" Display, Portland, Oregon #general
New display in Portland, Oregon - Multnomah Art Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
"Quilts to Remember."
Morris SHLAIFER, retired tailor ( 1889 Odessa, Ukraine- 1971 Portland,
Oregon) created a reversible quilt made of umbrella silks with matching
pillow filled with down >from the "old country". It was a gift to a 13
year old neighbor girl in the 1950's. One side of the quilt are triangles
and the other are squares. This quilt and the resulting story were lovingly
protected and preserved so that others could know about the man and enjoy
the beauty of the unusual quilt. Since Morris and his wife Becky BERNSTEIN
SHLAIFER had no children of their own, the now grown neighbor girl has done
extensive research and genealogy as way to honor the beautiful quilt and the
man who created it. The display and resulting stories will be available
through January 2017.
Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen, Board Member
Multnomah Historical Association
2929 SW Multnomah Blvd, #107