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By the Chimney No More: Women and Quilting from 1865-1920

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Why did women need the right to vote? How did they achieve full rights of citizenship?

Quilts illustrate the story of women. Michele McLaughlin and Beth Bacher will discuss the 55 years after the Civil War and the new confidence women exhibited with over 30 different examples of quilts and textiles. Learn about the foundation of modern quilting and how women used their courage, creativity–and quilts– to achieve social and political changes.