Rochester, NY—The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will exhibit its LeMoyne Star quilt at the Genesee Valley Quilt Club’s bi-annual quilt show taking place from May 31 to June 2, 2013 at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gordon Field House. Called “Magical Threads—Inspired Stitches,” the Genesee Valley Quilt Club show is the largest exhibit of its kind in New York, with more than 600 quilts on display. The Anthony House exhibit, called “Meaningful Threads,” demonstrates the role quilts played in promoting and advertising the suffrage movement in the 1800s.
The LeMoyne Star quilt was made originally by Susan B. Anthony and her sister, Hannah Anthony Mosher, in the 1840s. In the 1990s, members of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club created a reproduction of the original, which is archived at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and is too fragile for display. The Quilt Club donated the LeMoyne Star quilt to the Susan B. Anthony House in 1998, where it is regularly on display in Susan B. Anthony’s study. Also on display at the quilt show will be a crazy quilt from the Laura Bingham Reynolds quilt collection. Anthony House volunteers will be available at the show to explain the role quilts played in advancing the cause for women’s equality in the 19thcentury.
Thousands of quilters and quilting fans will attend the show, which is open on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. General-admission tickets are available at the door for $10, with seniors’ tickets for $8, and children 12 and under free. Information about the show is available at http://www.GeneseeQuiltFest.com”>www.GeneseeQuiltFest.com
Anthony House Mission Statement (adopted 4/2010): The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House® is a learning center through which we share and interpret Miss Anthony’s life as a champion of women’s rights, thereby inspiring and challenging individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. The Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.
Genesee Valley Quilt Club has over 400 members and is one of the oldest continuously meeting quilt clubs in the country. Founded in 1936, the club blends art with tradition to encourage quilt making, help quilters improve their knowledge and skills, promote an appreciation of fine design and workmanship, preserve our quilt heritage and traditions, and use their skills to serve the community by providing hundreds of comfort quilts each year to about 25 community agencies.