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A trio of quilt shows are featured at Ohio Historical Society museums in 2008 and 2009.

Quilting African American Women’s History: Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions

Extended through January 17, 2009 at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Experience the imagery that tells the story of African-American women and their crucial role in the survival of their people from slavery to the present. More than 100 contemporary works from some of country’s most popular African American quilters will be on display. Click here to view the OHS Press Release regarding this exhibit.

Quilting Stories

From June 1 to October 12, 2008 at the Ohio Historical Center

Visitors will learn how 19th- and 20th-century Ohio quilters used quilting to tell stories about family, heroes, celebrations-and even political causes. All quilts on display are from the Ohio Historical Society's extensive collection of some 200 years of quilting in Ohio.

Patterns from the Past: Quilts of Northern Ohio

From June 17, 2008 to January 4, 2009 at the Hayes Presidential Center

The rich history of Northwest Ohio lives on through 30 19th-century quilts. The mingling of quilting styles and influences seen in the quilts is a direct reflection of Ohio’s diverse early population.

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