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January 11, 2016

Contact: Renee Trindle
Sod House Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-463-2441

Hand Quilting Workshop Scheduled at Sod House Museum

Aline, Okla. — The Sod House Museum will host a quilting workshop on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 9 to 11 a.m. Doris Booze of Aline will present hand quilting basics for beginning quilters. Hand quilting provides a soft finish that cannot be achieved any other way. 

Participants will enjoy a fun morning while learning about quilting needles, threads, thimbles and how to make a quilt knot. Quilt stands and hoops also will be on display. Although Booze has been quilting for only six years, she is excited about the interest shown in hand quilting and wants people to learn the fun and simplicity of it.

There will be a quilt stand set up with a small quilt on it for everyone to learn how to make a quilt stitch, or participants may bring a small project of their own for practice if they wish. Participants will be shown the up-down motion of how to load several stitches on the needle while maintaining an even tension. Keeping stitches even is an important part of the technique for beautiful hand quilting.

The Sod House Museum is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and is located southeast of Aline on State Highway 8. For more information contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. 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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