Programs

2019/2020 GUILD CHALLENGE

Let’s commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting American women the right to vote! Ratified on August 18, 1920, the passage of the 19th Amendment ended almost 100 years of struggle for women’s rights.
The challenge:
Create a quilt or wall hanging to celebrate women’s right to vote.
Requirements:

  1. Suffragettes wore yellow roses, yellow marigolds or sunflowers to signify their support for suffrage. Incorporate one or more fabrics with one or more of those flowers in your project.
  2. Massachusetts was the eighth state to ratify the amendment. Choose eight more fabrics to go with your yellow fabric. Include them somehow some way (Sashing? Backing? Binding? Accent?)
  3. Your project can be any size from miniature to bed size.
    Options and Ideas:
  4. Commemorate a suffragist. See the list of names below, search on their names, and read about them to learn more.
  5. Work with 1920s (art deco) fabrics from your stash or buy (!) some art deco-inspired fabric
  6. Incorporate the Massachusetts state block, the New York state block where the national movement started in 1848 in Seneca Falls, or choose another state block because you love that state, were born in that state, or for whatever reason you like. https://www.fairfieldworld.com/50-state-quilt-block-patterns/
  7. Get inspired by the Program for the Women’s Suffrage Procession March 3, 1913 (pg 3)
  8. Get ideas from the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts http://suffrage100ma.org/

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