The Cockrell Quilts showcase a spectrum of historical
quilting styles and techniques, and were dated by the donor to
represent the era from the Revolutionary
to the Civil War. Susan Cockrell's goal was for them to be "seen and enjoyed."
Susan Cockrell gave most of the historic quilt collection to the Horner Museum in the mid-1950s, followed by two more in 1971, in memory of her mother Elizabeth Saville
Lewis, a quilt enthusiast and avid collector.