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May 28, 2015

Contact: Robbin Davis
Pioneer Woman Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-765-6108

Judy Howard
Office: 405-751-3885

Pioneer Woman Museum Presents Historic Quilt Lunch and Learn to Benefit Marland Children's Home

Ponca City, Okla. — On Tuesday, June 9, Judy Howard of Buckboard Quilts and Heavenly Patchwork will present "Madonnas on the Prairie," a quilt bed turning program at the Pioneer Woman Museum. This Lunch and Learn program will include the educational quilt presentation and Judy Howard will sign copies of her new book, 1905 Cookbook, Food for Body and Soul. Howard will also have vintage quilts and other items for sale. Proceeds from sales of the book and quilts will go toward the Marland Children's Home.

This unique program offers an opportunity to learn about the quilters of these pieces of artwork and the times in which they lived. "We pile the quilts on the bed and turn them down one at a time, learning about their history and the women they represent. It's an engaging, educational way to learn more about social history," said Pioneer Woman Museum Director Robbin Davis. "We hope people will come, have lunch and enjoy each other's company plus learn a little something," said Davis. The cost for the Lunch and Learn is $15 per person, which includes lunch. Reservations are required. Anyone interested in quilts, Pioneer women, Oklahoma history or cooking are encouraged to attend. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.

Judy Howard, owner for 39 years of Buckboard Antique Quilts in Oklahoma City, is donating her antique and new art quilts, which will be for sale at the program. In addition, Judy will be signing her new book, 1905 Cookbook, Food for Body and Soul. Patrons can shop online before and after Tuesday, June 9, for 500 small art quilts and 150 antique quilts. More information about Judy, Buckboard Quilts and Heavenly Patchwork can be found at www.heavenlypatchwork.com and www.buckboardantiquequilts.com. To make a reservation for the Lunch and Learn program, please contact the Pioneer Woman Museum at 580-765-6108 or piown@okhistory.org. The Pioneer Woman Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Rd. in Ponca City. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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