Exhibits   at   Genesee   Valley   QuiltFest represent   many   facets   of   quilting.     Some   exhibits   include   quilts   that   are   designed   around   a   theme   or   have won   special   awards,   other   quilts   all   include   a   specific   “challenge”   fabric, others   may   represent   a   specific   period   in   history,   or   may   even   be   made   by a    particular    group    of    quilters.        We    are    sure    you    will    find    something interesting in the 2017 Special Exhibits display. 2020 Quilt Project 2017   is   an   eventful   year   for   Rochester,   NY   as   we   celebrate   the   100th    anniversary   of   women’s   right   to   vote in   New   York   State,   and   prepare   for   2020   which   is   the   200th   anniversary   of   Susan   B.   Anthony’s   birth,   the 100th   anniversary   of   national   suffrage   rights   and   the   75th   anniversary   of   the   Susan   B. Anthony   Museum and House.  Genesee   Valley   Quilt   Club   has   a   rich   history   with   the   Susan   B.   Anthony   House having   made   reproductions   (on   display   in   the   house)   of   two   Susan   B.   Anthony quilts.        Looking    forward    to    2020,    the    Centennial    Anniversary    of    the    19th Amendment   to   the   United   States   Constitution   that   granted   women   the   right   to vote,   the   Susan   B.   Anthony   House   is   sponsoring   the   creation   of   “collaborative textile   art   that   honors   women’s   history,   particularly   in   relation   to   the   woman’s suffrage   movement   and   the   people,   places,   events,   and   issues   that   are   related   to   it.”      The   2020   Quilt   will   be   designed   and   made   of   blocks   that   are   attached   to other   blocks   with   ribbons.      2017   is   the   kick-off   for   the   display   of   this   “quilt”   with it   on   display   at   the   2017   Genesee   Valley   QuiltFest.      It   is   anticipated   that   parts   or all   of   this   “quilt”   will   be   available   as   a   traveling   display,   especially   through   the 2020 Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Any   person,   group,   or   organization   is   encouraged   to   create   a   block   for   the   2020 Quilt.  For more information, instructions and how to submit blocks (click link):  The 2020 Quilt Project 2020 Quilt Block Instructions 2020 Women’s History Quilt Block Submission Form. GVQC Member’s National Award Winning Quilts You   may   have   seen   them   once,   or   not   at   all,   and   only   heard   about   them   or   seen   them   in   a   photo   in   a magazine.      All   quilts   in   this   exhibit   were   made   by   Genesee   Valley   Quilt   Club   members   and   have   won awards   at   national   shows.      Often   these   outstanding   quilts   are   put   away   after   their   winning   year   never   to be   seen   again.      Genesee   Valley   QuiltFest   is   honored   and   excited   to   be   able   to   host   a   display   of   these amazing national award winning quilts.   Vintage Quilts Quilts    considered    vintage,    like    today’s    quilts,    display    a    great    diversity    of    styles    which    were    often influenced   by   current   styles,   regional   culture   and   politics   of   the   day.      Vintage   quilts   made   from   1970   and before will be on display.  GVQC Member Challenge - “My Way” The   member   challenge   offered   participants   the   opportunity   to   express   different   interests,   techniques,   and   end   uses   with   a   recognizable   amount   of   the   challenge fabric   making   a   wall   quilt,   3-dimensional   object,   or   wearable.      Open   only   to   GVQC members,   each   participant   chose   one   of   three   unique   fabrics,   each   printed   in   two colorways.      The   unique   fabrics   were   designed   by   GVQC   members   Liz   Scott   and Val   Schults   using   digital   photos   manipulated   into   abstract   designs   with   expert help   from   Julie   Brandon   (GVQC   member)   of   Red   Dog   Enterprises.      Entries   will   be judged   by   category   and   receive   prizes.      The   challenge   must   include   one   of   the   six fabrics shown in the photo. Other Special Exhibits: New   England   Quit   Museum:   Traveling   exhibit:   Fallen   Heroes   –   “Potholder   –style” quilts commemorating soldiers who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. RAFA:      From   Whence   We   Came     –    Each    participant    chose    a    traditional    quilt    block    and interpreted   it   in   a   new   way.      Not   all   the   blocks   are   recognizable   in   every   quilt.      However,   each   has a label with the traditional block on it as a line drawing. Hoffman   Challenge    –   a   traveling   exhibit   sponsored   by   the   Hoffman   Fabric   Company.      This challenge includes the award winners for the “home decoration” category. Primitive   and   Folk   Art:      This   exhibit   contains   traditional   quilting,   stitching   or   needlework inspired   by   19th   century   American   life.      The   entries   are   pieces   using   a   variety   of   hand   and machine skills. Peg   Tuttle   Exhibi t:       This   exhibit   is   in   conjunction   with   the   GVQC.      Peg is     a     past     president     of     GVQC,     a     co-designer     of     the     GVQC     1976 Bicentennial    Quilt,    the    Susan    B    Anthony    reproduction    quilt    and    has helped   with   many   raffle   quilts.      It   was   Peg   who   started   the   GVQC   Raffle Quilt projects.
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Exhibits      at      Genesee      Valley      QuiltFest represent   many   facets   of   quilting.      Some exhibits    include    quilts    that    are    designed around    a    theme    or    have    won    special awards,   other   quilts   all   include   a   specific “challenge”    fabric,    others    may    represent    a    specific    period    in history,   or   may   even   be   made   by   a   particular   group   of   quilters.     We   are   sure   you   will   find   something   interesting   in   the   2017 Special Exhibits display. 2020 Quilt Project 2017   is   an   eventful   year   for   Rochester,   NY   as   we   celebrate   the 100th    anniversary   of   women’s   right   to   vote   in   New   York   State, and   prepare   for   2020   which   is   the   200th   anniversary   of   Susan   B. Anthony’s    birth,    the    100th    anniversary    of    national    suffrage rights    and    the    75th    anniversary    of    the    Susan    B.    Anthony Museum and House.  Genesee    Valley    Quilt    Club    has    a    rich history     with     the     Susan     B.     Anthony House    having    made    reproductions    (on display    in    the    house)    of    two    Susan    B. Anthony    quilts.        Looking    forward    to 2020,   the   Centennial   Anniversary   of   the 19th    Amendment    to    the    United    States Constitution    that    granted    women    the right    to    vote,    the    Susan    B.    Anthony House     is     sponsoring     the     creation     of “collaborative     textile     art     that     honors women’s   history,   particularly   in   relation to   the   woman’s   suffrage   movement   and the   people,   places,   events,   and   issues   that are   related   to    it.”      The   2020   Quilt   will   be   designed   and   made   of blocks   that   are   attached   to   other   blocks   with   ribbons.      2017   is   the kick-off   for   the   display   of   this   “quilt”   with   it   on   display   at   the 2017   Genesee   Valley   QuiltFest.      It   is   anticipated   that   parts   or   all of   this   “quilt”   will   be   available   as   a   traveling   display,   especially through      the      2020      Centennial     Anniversary      of      the      19th Amendment. Any   person,   group,   or   organization   is   encouraged   to   create   a block   for   the   2020   Quilt.      For   more   information,   instructions   and how to submit blocks (click link):  The 2020 Quilt Project 2020 Quilt Block Instructions 2020 Women’s History Quilt Block Submission Form. GVQC Member’s National Award Winning Quilts You   may   have   seen   them   once,   or   not   at   all,   and   only   heard about   them   or   seen   them   in   a   photo   in   a   magazine.     All   quilts   in this   exhibit   were   made   by   Genesee   Valley   Quilt   Club   members and     have     won     awards     at     national     shows.          Often     these outstanding   quilts   are   put   away   after   their   winning   year   never to    be    seen    again.        Genesee    Valley    QuiltFest    is    honored    and excited   to   be   able   to   host   a   display   of   these   amazing   national award winning quilts.   Vintage Quilts Quilts   considered   vintage,   like   today’s   quilts,   display   a   great diversity    of    styles    which    were    often    influenced    by    current styles,   regional   culture   and   politics   of   the   day.      Vintage   quilts made from 1970 and before will be on display.  GVQC Member Challenge - “My Way” The         member         challenge         offered participants    the    opportunity    to    express different     interests,    techniques,    and    end uses   with   a   recognizable   amount   of   the challenge    fabric    making    a    wall    quilt,    3- dimensional    object,    or    wearable.        Open only   to   GVQC   members,   each   participant chose    one    of    three    unique    fabrics,    each printed    in    two    colorways.        The    unique fabrics   were   designed   by   GVQC   members   Liz   Scott   and   Val Schults   using   digital   photos   manipulated   into   abstract   designs with   expert   help   from   Julie   Brandon   (GVQC   member)   of   Red Dog   Enterprises.      Entries   will   be   judged   by   category   and   receive prizes.      The   challenge   must   include   one   of   the   six   fabrics   shown in the photo. Other Special Exhibits: New   England   Quit   Museum:   Traveling   exhibit: Fallen       Heroes       –        “Potholder        –style”        quilts commemorating   soldiers   who   died   in   the   wars   in   Iraq   and Afghanistan. RAFA:      From   Whence   We   Came    –   Each   participant chose   a   traditional   quilt   block   and   interpreted   it   in   a   new way.      Not   all   the   blocks   are   recognizable   in   every   quilt.     However,   each   has   a   label   with   the   traditional   block   on   it as a line drawing. Hoffman   Challenge    –   a   traveling   exhibit   sponsored   by the   Hoffman   Fabric   Company.      This   challenge   includes the award winners for the “home decoration” category. Primitive     and     Folk     Art:          This     exhibit     contains traditional   quilting,   stitching   or   needlework   inspired   by 19th   century American   life.      The   entries   are   pieces   using   a variety of hand and machine skills. Peg    Tuttle    Exhibi t:           This exhibit    is    in    conjunction    with the     GVQC.          Peg     is     a     past president      of      GVQC,      a      co- designer     of     the     GVQC     1976 Bicentennial   Quilt,   the   Susan   B Anthony   reproduction   quilt   and has    helped    with    many    raffle quilts.      It   was   Peg   who   started the GVQC Raffle Quilt projects.
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