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Quilt purchases to benefit charity

Nonprofit event to be held at Winter Quilt Show
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 6, 2014

The OKC Winter Quilt Show will feature a continual Antique Quilt Bed Turning and Museum Quilt Exhibit by Buckboard Quilts. The winter quilt show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at State Fair Park, Cox Pavilion, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.

Quilts from the 1800s from the Brown, Rutherford-Zudhi and Barry Simms' estates will be featured.

Proceeds from the show benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids program, as well as other programs to help nurture children in Oklahoma.

The practice of bed turning, according to a news release, was started by Martha Washington.

“For lack of better storage, they laid their best quilts out flat on the guest bed. When guests or itinerate preachers spent the night, the hostess would turn the quilts down one at a time, telling the story of each quilt,” the release said. “When they came to the last quilt, the guest fell exhausted into the ticked feather mattress for a good night's sleep.”

Judy Howard, owner of Buckboard Quilts, said all proceeds from the antique quilt sales will go to the purchaser's charity of choice.

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