Quilt exhibit uncovers Tuscarawas

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DOVER, Ohio – The Dover Historical Society presents Uncovering Tuscarawas County, a quilt display covering the 200 years of Ohio history, through Oct. 31.

The display is at J.E. Reeves Victorian Home, 325 East Iron Ave., Dover, Ohio.

It is open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Cost is $6 for adults, $2 for ages 5-17, and $5 for groups of 15 or more.

More than 80 types of quilts are featured throughout the mansion. The oldest quilt is a reversible coverlet woven in 1838, with a name and date woven in the corner.

Other early quilts include one made by the Zoarites in 1870, a silk signature friendship quilt made in the 1800s and a small number of crazy quilts from the same time period.

Every decade throughout the 1900s is represented with a large variety of quilts featuring appliqué, cross stitch and patchwork.

One satin quilt is made from a wedding gown, another of wool patches from men’s suits and another known as a Lindy’s quilt, made to commemorate Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 flight across the Atlantic.

All the quilts are on loan from Tuscarawas County families.

For more information call 330-343-7040 or 800-815-2794.

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