Sew The Women Said

Partisan Thumbs brings political quilts to the Women's

What did women do during the political season before the 19th Amendment gave them a voice at the polls? Just because females couldn't disappear into a voting booth and put their choice on the ballot doesn't mean they did not make their political opinions known. They sure didn't sit around twiddling their thumbs, as the exhibit Partisan Thumbs: Quilts of Political and Patriotic Persuasion proves. Showing at the Women's Museum, the exhibit features 15 quilts created by the nonvoting sex in 19th- and 20th-century America. Curated by the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the exhibit is on display Thursday through March 9, 2009. The Women's Museum is located at 3800 Parry Ave.; hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Tickets for adults are $5, $4 for seniors and students ages 13 to 18, and $3 for students 12 and younger. Visit thewomensmuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 6. Continues through March 9, 2008
 
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