Quilt exhibit and Breck150 quilt on display at Barney Ford House Museum | SummitDaily.com

Quilt exhibit and Breck150 quilt on display at Barney Ford House Museum

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Summit Daily/Eric Drummond

BRECKENRIDGE ” The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance recently opened the exhibit “The Traditions of African-American Quilting” at the Barney Ford House Museum, located at 111 E. Washington Ave.

On display are eight quilts that show the historical significance and development of African-American quilting traditions. Visitors will learn about the roles quilts have played in African-American history, from the slavery era to today, and what has influenced this art over time.

Also on display at the Barney Ford House Museum is the Breck150 quilt, a Signature Quilt in celebration of Breckenridge’s 150th Anniversary in 2009. For $10 per two-inch square visitors can sign their name to the quilt or dedicate a square in someone else’s name. The completed quilt will be on display in town throughout 2009.

Proceeds will benefit future restoration projects and exhibits at the museum. Local quilt maker Judy Keim is constructing the Breckenridge quilt.

The Barney Ford House Museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

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