July 08--NORMAN -- Cleveland County Historical Society is inaugurating its Victorian Handicrafts Exhibition series this month at the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum with the show "The Art of the Quilt."
The Museum Exhibition displays 12 quilts including a number of antique quilts from the society's archives.
Included in the Exhibition is an 1862 signature quilt, a 1935 Indiana blue bird quilt and a 1896-1900 friendship quilt. Also in show are a number of more modern quilts, including a 1950 double ring quilt, a 1941 farm quilt, a blue and white "reel" pattern quilt and two log cabin quilted pillows.
"The real standout piece of the exhibition," said Jeffrey M. Wilhite, recently appointed Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum director, "is a stunning example of Oklahoma history, a 1936 monogrammed quilt completed by the Norman Central Chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. It's really impressive."
The exhibition runs through July and, thanks to the ongoing support of the city of Norman, admission to the museum continues to be free.
This is the first in a series of planned Victorian handcraft expositions planned for display at the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum. Over the next few months, exhibits are planned for tatting and embroidery, dolls, doll houses, china painting, sewing, crocheting, stained glass, clothing and jewelry.
As of July 1, the museum has new tour hours and offers guided tours of the Museum at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours at alternative times can be requested by calling in advance at 321-0156.
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