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New textile exhibit opens at Cattaraugus County Museum

Submitted photo Spinning wheels and a barn loom are on display at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library for their new exhibit "Cattaraugus Homespun: A display of textiles.”

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Spinning wheels and a barn loom are on display at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library for their new exhibit “Cattaraugus Homespun: A display of textiles.”

Submitted photo A red-bordered “crazy quilt” (center), made by a woman from Otto in the 1890s, is displayed at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library for their new exhibit "Cattaraugus Homespun: A display of textiles.”

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A red-bordered “crazy quilt” (center), made by a woman from Otto in the 1890s, is displayed at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library for their new exhibit “Cattaraugus Homespun: A display of textiles.”

A new exhibit, “Cattaraugus Homespun: A display of textiles,” has been opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library in Machias.

This exhibit focuses on homemade textiles, crafted by and for residents of Cattaraugus County. Featured are examples of quilting, weaving, lacework, crochet and embroidery.

Also on display is a large barn loom currently on loan to the museum by the Leon Historical Society. The exhibit will be on display through May.

The Cattaraugus County Museum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Route 16. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Call 353-8200 with any questions, or visit www.cattco.org/museum.

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