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September 25, 1998

Reception opens Quilters production

A fall exhibit at the Farm House Museum was inspired by the ACTORS' production of Quilters. The musical play, directed by associate professor of art and design Tim McIlrath, uses the creative process of quiltmaking to tell of the hardships and triumphs of American pioneer women.

"This is truly a cooperative effort," said Mary Atherly, museum curator at the Farm House. "Each of the 25 quilts we selected for our show tells a story, just as in the play."

The play opens tonight (Sept. 25) with a special 6:30 p.m. reception and presentation, "A Fiber Art Tradition," by art and design associate professor Priscilla Sage. Sage will describe how the quiltmaking of her grandmother and great- grandmother influenced her art.

Quilters will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26, Oct. 2 and 3 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at ACTORS Studio, 120 Abraham Dr. The $12 tickets are available at John Huber Clothier, 404 Main St.

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