Mission Statement :Our mission is to preserve, promote, display and facilitate the creation of and provide education about the textile arts. History : One of the bigger stories of Tillamook County has been the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook. Beginning with an abandoned school house with blackberries growing through the floors and birds finding safe havens through holes in the ceilings and a common dream, its supporters have not disappointed anyone but the birds and the blackberries.Van Moe, Oregon Eagle, Inc. The fully restored Maple Leaf School, now the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, is one-quarter mile east of Highway 101, just south and east of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. The location brings visitors into the Center from all over the world. The Latimer Center has made great progress since its opening in 1991. It is now a non-profit institution, which has already completed the first two phases of the American Association of Museums Assessment Program, and is well on the way toward museum accreditation. Latimer employs a manager to run the center and to oversee volunteer help, and a part time employee to fill in during the summer months.