The Linney Family Barn features one QUILT BLOCK PATTERN from “Stepping Stones” or “Good Cheer.” The quilt was made by Elsie Clark Linney within sight of this barn, c. 1945 in Alexander County. The quilt is currently owned by the maker’s son, Gene Linney and family of Taylorsville.
Boddhisatva Maitreya, Ancient Gandhara, 3rd - 4th century CE. Gandhara was an important centre of early Buddhism especially during the Kushan Empire. First translations of Buddhist sacred texts to Chinese originated there. Gandhara was conquered by Alexander the Great and its art is strongly influenced by Hellenistic culture.