Mar 22, 2022

Ralph Foster Museum opens Legacy of Love Quilt Exhibit

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks “A Legacy of Love” Quilting Collection went on display in the Ralph Foster Museum beginning Saturday, March 19.

Inspired by award-winning author and quilt historian Judy Howard’s quilt donation to the College in 2020, the Legacy of Love Quilting Collection seeks to shed a light on the art of quilting, as interest in the artform has begun to wane in recent years.

“The exhibit will feature quilts chosen from the museum archives,” said Kiley Hutcheson, director of retail operations, “and will display quilts of varying patterns and stitch constructs, antique sewing machines, as well as historical recollections.”

All the quilts and quilt tops on display at the museum were donated by estates across the United States, several of which were from the Mid-West region.

The quilts within the museum exhibit are not available for purchase at this time, though other quilts can be purchased online at or at The Keeter Center.

For more information, visit or contact the museum at 417-690-3407.