Editor’s note: this is a guest post, please refer to the links and contact information below to learn more about the contest, exhibit and cookbook.

The overwhelming need to feed needy children inspired Buckboard Quilts to sponsor the "Food for Body and Soul Touring Quilts Contest and Exhibits". The exhibits are touring the U.S. for three years with all profits from the $100/week-end exhibit rental and accompanying 1905 Cookbook—Food for Body and Soul going to local soup kitchens and church food pantries.

Quilt photos, entry and rental forms, calendar of shows and sample recipes and stories are available on the Heavenly Patchwork web site.

These hundred 22×22" and larger touring quilts capture the essence of pioneer cooking, ethnic customs, vintage kitchen collectibles, passion for food, family, celebrations and holiday traditions, food stories from the Bible, fighting hunger; feeding hope–anything and everything food.

It’s not too late for you and your children to enter your 22" quilt to receive a free copy of the 1905 Cookbook—Food for Body and Soul with each entry, free advertising on the story label and a chance to win $2500 in prizes and 33 rosette ribbons.

Please mail your 22" quilts ASAP to

12101 N. MacArthur, #137,
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Reserve your exhibit today by emailing BuckboardQuilts@cox.net or calling 405-751-3885. Displayed in as little as 20 feet, sixty 22" quilts can be hung in 40 minutes displayed 3 up, back to back, or spread out for maximum effect. Drop-down labels feature heart-warming stories.

Here are a few of the gorgeous quilts that have been submitted already:

Judy Howard’s new cookbook for cooks, foodies and historians is based on recipes from pioneer days in central Oklahoma. 1905 Cookbook: Food for Body and Soul will inspire today’s cooks regardless of age or sophistication. Recipes like Molasses Drop Cake and Delightful Biscuits or Delicious Chicken Pie and Roast Beef with Oyster Dressing entice the taste buds and make you want to keep this book within easy reach to satisfy your body and soul.

In addition to this amazing and often amusing collection of 300 epicurean delights, Howard’s book is flavored with 200 turn-of-the-century photographs, 1905 merchant ads and stories of the 89er/pioneers who compiled the original cookbook found at a flea market.

22" Quilt Contest/Exhibit Feeds Starving Children