Sunflower quilt exhibit set

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Shown is a close up of a section of the sunflower quilt exhibited at the annual Shine on the Holidays. The quilt, which was donated by Nancy Devendorf Ware, is being raffled, and proceeds will go toward the funding of the bronze statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The sunflower quilt exhibited at the annual Shine on the Holidays exhibit is being raffled, and proceeds will go toward the funding of the bronze statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton that has been commissioned by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium.

The statue will be placed in the park on Main Street in Johnstown.

Elizabeth Cady was born and raised in Johnstown, and her father, Judge Daniel Cady, practiced law in the nearby courthouse. Sunflower was the pen name used by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in her writings in newspapers in her time. It has become a symbol of Stanton and is used as the Logo for the consortium.

The winner of the sunflower quilt will be announced at the end of the ECS Empowering Women’s Suffrage Centennial on Sunday, March 28.

Tickets for the quilt raffle are being sold by members of the consortium. For raffle tickets or more information contact Sandy Maceyka at (518) 736-5130 or [email protected]

By Josh Bovee

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