Saturday, May 26, 2012

Next Block of the Week


At Quilt Market I did a presentation on what I was going to be doing next. I enjoyed doing the 2011 Block of the Week so much I will do another one on the topic of the fight for women's rights.


1913, the year before World War I broke out, was an important year in that campaign. I will start a block-of-the-week similar to the one I did here on the Civil War, traditional blocks with stories about the people, battles, themes and victories.

I'll focus on the English-speaking countries (since that's where I can read the histories) with emphasis on England and the United States.

American women won the vote in 1920.

New Zealand in 1893.


 I'll post the first blocks in the fall.


I'll let you know here when the posts will appear here. I'm reading the histories and Becky is making the blocks now.

62 comments:

KathiP said...

I look forward to the history and the blocks! Thank you so much for both.

luv2quilt2 said...

I'm looking forward to this new quilt. I so enjoyed the Civil War quilt and history that you posted. Mine is ready to be quilted and I love it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I enjoyed doing the civil war quilt. I am looking forward to making this new one. I like making a quilt that is broken down into small parts. It was easy to do just one block a week. I also enjoyed the history lesson that went along with the block. Thanks again....Trudy

Bente Antonsen said...

I will look forward to the history and blocks. It is amazing what our mothers and grandmothers have struggeled for and what rights we have been given.In Norway where I come from, every women got a right to vote in 1913. Among the nordic countries, Finland was the first country to give women rights to vote in 1906. Denmark 1915 and Sweden 1919.In Norway we had a lady, Cecilie Thoresen, who fought the battle to study at University. Up to 1882 it was the opinion among men in my country that women became ill by to much thinking!!This was even said in the House of Laws!! Cecilie succeded in changing the laws and women became the right to study at University in 1882. I should bee very glad if you dedecated a block to her!!

By the way: In Switzerland the women got right to vote in 1971!! and Lichtenstein as late as 1984. The struggel is not over.

Pip said...

wonderful, This is something to look forward to, I've been missing the BOW, and it will be an interesting subject again

Jean said...

Yeah! My Civil War block of the week is at my longarmer's now. I loved participating, and I will be excited to start a new one. Thank you!0

Cheryl Kotecki said...

This is wonderful news - I'm so looking forward to this new Block of the Week The international aspect of the subject will add new dimensions to our quilt-and-history lessons.

Gonny said...

I am very glad you will do this for us. I didn't made the last BOW..... But...who knows the new one....

Marina. said...

What a wonderful idea! I am going to participate.
In the Netherlands woman were given the right to vote in 1919. The first time they really voted was in 1922. The most important women fot the movement was Aletta Jacobs I have read a biography on her life. She was founder and president of the Dutch organization for the right of women to vote. And this organization was a member of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Aletta worked together with Anna Shaw and her friend Lucy B. Anthony of the National American Women Suffrage Association. The International Woman Suffrage Alliance in 1908 held a congress in Amsterdam. Aletta Jacobs organized it. She also new Carrie Chapman Catt and in 1911 and 1912 they made a long journey around the world together for womans right to vote.
Your history and our history is linked together. That makes this project even more interesting for me!
Looking forward to it!
Marina.

WoolenSails said...

This sounds like a fun BOM, look forward to seeing the blocks.

Debbie

Doniene said...

How exciting!! I loved CWR blocks, and I'm looking forward to this one! Perfect timing too! Should be finished with a couple of my projects!

Blessings!

heleen said...

I'm looking forward to this. My CWQ top is almost finished. So I can start another project. I very uch loved the theme you choose.
Thanks

susis quilts said...

dear barbara,how wonderful is this!!! thank you ,i had so much joy with the civil war quilt,susi

taylorsoutback said...

Really enjoyed your Civil War BOTW - this new adventure sounds perfect!! Looking forward to your postings.

Me and My Stitches said...

I loved your Schoolhouse session at market and even won "A Book of the Saints"! I'm looking forward to your new block of the week.

YankeeQuilter said...

I can't wait! My grandfather was on of 13 children - 12 boys and one girl. There was an article about their being the largest voting family in Boston (1915.) My great-aunt, who was only about 20 at the time, is quoted as saying, "and when women get the vote my Mother and I will be first in line."

Becky G said...

Thrilling news. I recently received an email from a friend which described some of the sufferings women endured while they protested for our rights. I am ashamed i knew so little . One can see from these comments your theme has struck a cord all around the world. And as one said, the need still exists in parts of the world.
I am going to wrap up some projects so i can be ready! Thanks for the heads up and especially for all the work you & Becky put into a project of this magnitude. Peace, Becky G in NC

Rosemary Youngs said...

Thank you so much, I definitely cannot wait for it to start. We all enjoyed the Civil War Saturdays so much.

Dorry said...

You made my day with this news. I worked diligently each week on the Civil War blocks although my diligence on the 60 setting blocks is not quite as intense.I really enjoyed the discipline of the weekly blocks. And as a New Zealand born quilter I will have a more personal connection with this new series. Thank you for doing this for us.

Angie said...

Looking forward to this! Thank you for inspiring us with another project.

Simply quilts by Carol said...

I can't wait. I really enjoyed the civil war one and the quilt is used daily here. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I am so excited about this! Just the push I needed to get the civil war blocks finished, so I can start a new project!

Betty Lou said...

Hooray, another Barbara Brackman quilt block of the week. I have missed getting up early Saturday morning and checking for the new CW block. I'm sure you will have a new fabric line to go along with this, so anxious to see what fabric we will use.

Sheila said...

that is great news, I need to get, (and keep) organised. The civil war quilt was so much fun.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo. Very exciting. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed working on the Civil War quilt. My mom and I worked on it together and spent a lot of time discussing the history. I look forward to more such experiences with this new history lesson. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Barbara!! I am soooo excited!! Just loved the Civil War weekly posting and making one block a week was achievable for me!! Can't wait!!! Cheers, "sweetpeachina" Australia

Anonymous said...

Yea! Looking forward to this new one. I didn't find the Civil War one until it was almost done. I have gone back and read most of the history, but just couldn't make all of the blocks in time. So I figured that I would just wait for the book. There are many horror stories connected with Women's Suffrage. We need to know just what our "fore-mothers" went through to get the vote. Perhaps it will be a more precious commodity to all of us. Thank you for all you do! I must be anon, but I am really Sara.

Unknown said...

That is great news. Looking forward to it.

krislovesfabric said...

What exciting news! Thank you so much. I have been in BOW withdrawal ever since the CW one concluded...I am definitely in and look forward to learning as much as I did the first time!!

Jeanne said...

Thank you! I greatly enjoyed your Civil War series, and will be looking forward to this one!
Jeanne

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Thalia said...

Uh-oh. Feminism plus quilting means I won't be able to resist, not a chance.

My grandmother was in her forties when women got the vote. I can't even imagine it. And my mother (her daughter) when she was a little girl had a cat called guess what, Carrie Chapman Catt.

So the fall, then? That gives me till then to finish my Civil War BOW quilt, right?

Anonymous said...

Are you going to leave suggestions for fabric choices so we can start collecting? I loved waking up and running to the computer every Saturday morning to see what the new block was for the CW quilt. Can't wait to start hunting for new fabrics for a new project. Thank you and your "staff" for all the hard work you do to keep us excited about historical quilting. Nicki

kathyinozarks said...

thank you so much for researching out the history for us-I really enjoy your posts and love your books too

CathyK said...

Sounds wonderful!!! Can't wait!

ConnieB/CA said...

Loved making the Civil War BOW, and can't wait for the Women's Suffrage quilt. I am already thinking about fabrics. Will you have a line of fabric that showcases this event like you have done with the Civil War? If not, I am thinking about using William Morris inspired fabrics.

Sylvie BG said...

Great ! I enjoyed doing the CWQ so I can't wait for the next BOW !
Thanks a lot !
In France, women won the vote only in 1944. :-(

Valerie Z said...

What exciting news! I was thrilled to see you will be doing another block of the week and cannot wait! This is awesome news! The Civil War project was incredible and mine has 4 more rows to attach then done! Looking forward to "visiting" my friends weekly again and seeing the stories and blocks come together! To know Becky is making the samples and will guide us again is beyond the best news! Thank you so much for all you do for us!!!

Jo said...

YIPEE!!! Thank you Barbara and Becky, looking forward to another wonderful project. Love the subject for this quilt. This is the BEST news!

JoT said...

I found your Civil War BOW too late to participate in the group project, but I'm having fun with the blocks solo. I am so excited about your new project that I can hardly wait until it starts in the fall. If you had front row seating, that's where you'd find me. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

oh, boy! Our Guild (almost your neigbor, Barbara) has a challenge in July of doing anything that has an elephant or donkey or both--and the Guild member organizing it said to "honor our foremothers"--so I'm doing just that--have a wallhanging saying "Suffragette Stars, Amend 19, 1920, KS 1912" and has both a donkey and an elephant--both ladies! And the four corner blocks are purple, green and white stars. I'm having fun making this!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I am so happy there will be another botw and I love the topic! I've set a goal to have my civil war top together before the next one starts :) Great motivation for me.

Anonymous said...

I am very much looking forward to this. I found out too late into last year about this group. I am very excited to start from the beginning instead of trying to play catch up

Lori/MD

Margaret said...

Barbara and Becky.....you guys rock, I am so darn excited!!!!

JoAnne said...

I am looking forward to this program. What brave women did to earn the rest of us our rights was truly incredible. Did you know that the first woment to serve on a jury did so in Laramie, Wyoming in 1870. The newspaper printed taunts like: "Baby, Baby don't be in a hurry, your mama's gone to sit on a jury." A woman also acted as bailiff for the first time at the same trial. It was the Andrew Howie Case and I know about it becasue Andrew Howie was the brother of my 2 times Great Grandfather!

sandra said...

I'm going to have to buy your book to finish the Civil war BOW. I'm hoping you'll have all the stories in there as well! Lokking forward to the voted for women BOW. I'll try and keepp with this one. BTW, South Australia got votes for women in 1894.http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/women_and_politics/suffrage.htm

Sandra

strandkorbtraum said...

I just read about your BOW on a friends blog, and it sounds very interessting ... as you are reading the "histories" I thought I migth point out Switzerland to you (you will probably find something on it in English) as the women got their vote (on a national leverl)only in 1971; it was even later on cantonal level ( I think 1990 was the last Canton to grant the vote)

KatieQ said...

Thank you. I am eagerly waiting for the first block to be posted. I really enjoyed the stories you posted each week with the Civil War blocks and I know I look forward to reading each of the entries with the Women's Suffrage blocks.

Robin said...

I have a great story about my grandmother concerning the right to vote and her ending up on two 1920 census' from two different states. I couldn't find your email to share it with you but if you're interested just contact me at my gmail account.

Cheryl said...

I'm really looking forward to this. I enjoyed the Civil War Quilt so much. I just posted my finished quilt on the group flickr site. Thanks again Barbara....it was a fun ride.

Marianne said...

This is great news! Thank you for doing this. I missed the last one but plan on following along this time.

Mandy said...

Thanks Barbara for the last CW Quilt Blocks.... Enjoy doing the blocks that I have done so far.. Hope to finish the rest soon....I so love the CW fabrics and would love to learn more about the history of Women in the next BOW...
Mandy....
from OZ.....

Denise :) said...

I'm so excited about this! I can't wait to *read* the history that gets shared with the blocks. That was my favorite part of the Civil War blocks! I found it quite fascinating!

Leigh Ann VA said...

I can't wait! The Civil War BOW was so much fun.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh, I just heard about this and I'm so excited. I've had everything picked our for a Civil War Era quilt for 3 years, sitting neatly in a corner of my stash shelf, waiting for the right project to come along and I just know this is it. I've been waiting to get caught up on some things but that obviously is wishful thinking so I'm gonna dive in to the next BOW with both feet. Thanks so very much, Having the histories to read and enjoy is such a wonderful added bonus, I can't wait!!! Hugs...

Rosa said...

Sounds great.Can´t wait to read about the history though I didn´t do the CW,but enjoyed reading your tutorial and history.Thanks!!

Nancee said...
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Nancee said...

Well, Barbara, Rosemary Youngs says that I NEED to do this, so I think I will! We'll be doing this project together (so she can hold me accountable)! LOL. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Pat V. said...

Very exciting news. I can't wait!

Robin A said...

Wow, I had so much fun doing the last BOW and the history lessons. I am so looking forward to this new BOW.

Jane said...

My Civil War quilt is at the quilters and should be ready by gift-giving this December. I'd really LOVE to have your book in hand to give as well when I give the quilt. Any release dates yet?
Thank you!

YankeeQuilter said...

Can't wait for this one!