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American quilts are lecture topic

The Geneva Historical Society will offer an illustrated lecture, “The History of American Quilts,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22 in the Hucker Gallery of the Prouty-Chew Museum on South Main Street.

Mary Ellen Perry, curator of textiles and art at the Strong Museum in Rochester until her retirement, will speak about the European-American tradition of quilting, discussing popular designs like the log cabin quilt and Victorian crazy quilts.

Her program will include slides of pieces from the Strong Museum collection. A selection of quilts from the Geneva Historical Society’s collection will be available for viewing.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Parking is available on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street. For details, call the museum office at (315) 789-5151.