About that last quilt
You may have already heard that in 2020 we will celebrate ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Women can vote!!
What you may not know is that Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify,
thus making it law, in August 1920.
Well, the Dakota County Star Quilters in St. Paul, MN is conducting a quilt challenge
to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the U.S.
Quilts will be displayed during the month of March 2020 at
the Dakota County Historical Society.
This is the quilt that I have entered via internet application;
it will be a couple of weeks before I know if it has been accepted.
The Story Behind the Quilt
|The Perfect 36|
When Tennessee legislators were called back to a special
session in August 1920
to vote on ratification of the 19th
they were greeted by suffragists wearing yellow roses, and opponents
wearing red roses.
Thus the “War of the
By a single vote,
Tennessee became the required 36th state to ratify.
When news reached Alice Paul, she sewed the 36th star onto her ratification banner and
unfurled it from the balcony of Woman's Party headquarters in Washington, DC.
The colors for the suffrage campaign in the U.S. were violet, white, and yellow.
This quilt has 36 yellow rosebuds in a traditional 4-patch setting with violet pinwheels.
I will probably beef up the quilting ultimately but the deadline for submission was 12/31.