Fat Quarter....Giveaway? really? O...that must mean...
We're getting close to Independence Day for
the "good ol' US of A"...so, I'm thinkin' a wee bit
political today...hope you don't mind? =)
Quilters have participated in politics in the United States since
the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. But...
since women couldn't vote until 19_____, at first their participation
was in the form of "advice" and support for their husbands.
Not satisfied with quietly sitting in the background,
quilters created quilt blocks and quilts to express
their political opinions.
Quilt blocks like 54-40 or Fight,
Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
are two examples
of quilt blocks created to support political candidates.
The Little Giant,” a quilt block with many pieces,
refers to Stephen Douglas, (1813-1861), a noted orator and debater,
who was Lincoln’s political opponent in the 1860
presidential election. The block's name recalls Douglas’
nickname, a reference to his diminutive stature.
“Whig Rose,” (“Democratic Rose”), and “Whig’s Defeat,”
are two very large appliqué blocks connected to the
campaign of 1844 when Henry Clay, the Whig party’s
Presidential candidate, was defeated by Democrat
James K. Polk (1845-49). In 1845,
the beautiful and intricate “Whig Rose” block design
was hijacked by some quilters who called it “Democratic Rose,”
according to their own political leanings. This is surely
a good example of women voting with their needles!
There are many other quilt designs with political
both before and after women gained the right
Just click HERE to read more.
I'm thinking that you would like to
yeah...win the FIVE FAT QUARTERS?
...in your choice of colors..yep, yep, yep!
Iffin' ya do...then, you'll need to "solve" a wee
Can you tell me
...in WHAT YEAR did women obtain voting rights?
1) PLEASE email your answer...to
2) please, leave me a comment saying:
that you are a follower..
what would YOU like to say
through your quilts?
Drawing will be Wednesday June 29th (midnight MT)
sadly, I have contacted last week's winner - twice
...and have not had a response.
I will try once more and if, still no reply,
I will "draw" again.