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Ardmore Museum Hosts Quilt Art Challenge

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ARDMORE,OK--As part of the September 2010 Frontier Days activities, the Greater Southwest Historical Museum in Ardmore is issuing a challenge to folks in and around the area-- a community quilt art challenge.

For the challenge, quilters can sew wall hangings that should represent the theme "Something Old, Something New, and Something Blue."

The quilts should also represent south-central Oklahoma heritage and history.

Organizers say quilts can be done individually or part of a group-- and that's part of the fun of it. 

"The whole idea behind the community quilt art challenge is to get the entire community involved." said Museum Curator Kristen Mravinek. "You can be as young as 2 and you can do them individually or as a group. We're ideally interested to see what the community comes up with."

The deadline for submission is August 31st.

The challenge will help pay for conservation of the museum's collections as a way of preserving and protecting artifacts for future generations.