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By Ken Graham
The Times 

Depot Exhibit Features Antique Quilts


Above: Quilts line the walls, and many of the flat surfaces, in the upstairs exhibit room at the Dayton Historic Depot. Below: A quilt draped over a round table includes signatures of local church members from 1938. Below Left: The detail of the "Feather Star Quilt," donated to the Depot by Darlene Broughton, of Dayton.

DAYTON - The upstairs gallery of the Dayton Historic Depot is lined with quilts. There's no heating problem. The quilts are part of a special display called Our Old Quilts: Patterns of Love and Memory.

The display opened in February, and will run through September. It consists of 20 quilts from the permanent collections of the Dayton Depot and the Boldman House Museum.

An evening reception to introduce the quilt exhibit will be held Wednesday, May 7 at the Depot from 6 to 8 p.m.

Included are 17 complete quilts, one matching bolster and three unfinished tops. The quilts are all believed t...

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