2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote. We will be celebrating all year.
Several years ago I designed a weekly Quilt Along of 49 blocks with names and references to
the story of the worldwide fight for women's suffrage. It's time to revive it.
From the Rural New Yorker in 1919
I've got two Facebook pages that you can join to follow along.
Grandmother's Choice, Block 1
by Becky Brown
The first block is up there now.
You'll see the link for a story and pattern is to the Grandmother's Choice blog, which is how we shared the blocks in 2012. It's still up there and so are all 49 patterns with lots of suggestions for colors, fabrics and setting ideas.
Georgann Eglinski made model blocks in red and white
Join one or both.
Becky Brown made 2 tops (2 granddaughters), this one in
symbolic colors---purple was a big part of the suffrage image in the U.S.
Or just go to the 2012 blog:
Martha used William Morris prints
Vicki Welsh used her hand-dyed cottons.
Dustin Cecil used his amazing scrap bag with
an emphasis on purple and gold (the British symbolic color)
There was a whole lot of fussy cutting going on. This one by
Start stitching says Alice Paul
"Alice Paul is shown sewing the thirty-sixth star on the
suffrage ratification banner, the stars having been
added from time to time as the various states ratified,”
1920. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.