QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Celebrate! Make a Quilt

Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in 1872

As the First Lady said: We take it for granted today that a woman can be nominated for President by
a major political party. 

Let's not. I hope we are drinking champagne, eating ice cream out of the carton and planning how we can carry on the dreams of Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul and all the others who worked for this day.



Alice Paul

Make a quilt!
Here's what you need for your 2016 patchwork:
Hillary Clinton fabric.

Hamilton---The Quilt (detail) by Georgann Eglinski, 2016

Georgann has been working on this quilt with a Hewson panel, listening to Hamilton The Musical and reading an Alexander Hamilton biography. All so 2016! (If not 1816)


Where'd she get that Hillary Clinton 2106 campaign print?

I Photoshopped it. I did two different prints.

This one is a little portrait that says....

2016 on a star background

I also colored it in tan too. Print either of these 8-1/2" x 11"
JPGs on treated fabric and you can include them in
your 2016 quilts.

I also created a double portrait of
Susan B Anthony and Hillary R Clinton.
These sheets are all 8-1/2" x 11".

My inspiration was this jugate portrait fabric ( political collectors' jargon for double portrait) of George Washington and Benjamin Harrison, printed for the 1888 election.


Here's what I am working on.
The star center is cut to fit the 8-1/2" x 11" sheet. (Star finishes to 8-1/2")
Do remember you can print these out in different sizes
and if you have some photo enhancing skills you could
change the colors to match the quilt you are working on.

A little Photoshopping on an old motto

14 comments:

Jeanne said...

This is wonderful! Hooray for the girls team!!!

Laura said...

Yeah for all women. Thanks for the great images.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Fantastic! I'd like to make one for our First Lady. What an inspiration!

Kathy D said...

Barbara: The "first" woman to run for president in the U.S. was Belva Ann (Bennett) Lockwood, who was a suffragette. She ran in 1884 and 1888 as the candidate of the National Equal Rights Party and became the first woman to appear on an official ballot.

Info and: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belva_Ann_Lockwood

Some consider Victoria Woodhull to be the first candidate. She ran for president as the candidate of the Equal Rights Party in 1872.

Info and photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Woodhull

I only stumbled across Lockwood last night as I was considering making an H quilt in suffragette colors!! I dimly remember Woodhull from my women's studies classes.

I wonder what the three of them would look like on fabric? Hint?

Genealogynana said...

Thank you for taking the time and effort to acknowledge this important event in history!

Rosa said...

I make quilt celebrating my relatives birhtday and any special day for them.Loce to gift lap quilts.Thanks for sharing info.

Sally said...

WooHoo--I'll be printing some HRC fabric today for the center of some stars. Great design and sentiment!! It is certainly day to remember with pride.

Janet Wachter said...

Dear Moda, are you watching? We will buy this fabric!

susan S said...

I was unable to print a sharp clear copy on paper or inkjet fabric sheets. couldn't read the 2016 even. Tried a few things, but no luck.

Anonymous said...

Please produce this fabric! We will all be making Susan/Hillary quilts when she wins! I love to find presidents on antique quilts.

Anonymous said...

So I see you edit out the negative comments.. how sad that you promote such a dishonest person. I'm disappointed in you Barbara.. no chance for both sides I see..
Not a good day for America with this type of censorship

Barbara Brackman said...

Dear Anonymous----
I just delete the knee-jerk rightwing charges by anonymous commentors. Get your own blog and see if anybody reads it.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Yay Hillary!! I plan to make some blocks with her wonderful quilt-like logo.

Michelle said...

Thanks for posting this Barbara! Love your blog and I am inspired to make a Hillary quilt myself!!!!