Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Yankee Diary: Susan B Anthony's Star

Denniele's Block #2
with a ghostly Susan B

March 8 is International Women's Day so we're celebrating today
with Block #2 from the Yankee Diary Quilt, Susan B.'s Star.

In the 1870s Susan B. Anthony was tried in the Canandaigua New York Courthouse for "knowingly voting without having a lawful right to vote." Carrie Richards, our Yankee Diarist, was living nearby at the time and undoubtedly well aware of the trial, which received national attention.

Read more about the Canandaigua trial here:

Daisyusanh posted her red,white & blue block on Instagram.




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Jeanne said...

ALL persons!! :)

(My star is "quaint", I was sick last week!)

Barbara Brackman said...

He does have a wiggle. I think Terry said hers was tiptoeing. The fact that they have "feet" and "arms" makes them take on personalities. This is a primitive style quilt, don't worry.

Jeanne said...

Hah, yes: that's why it's that way -- it's SUPPOSED to be primitive :)

Danice G said...

All looking so good. Thank you for including my block in this post. Looking forward to the next block.

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Joanne said...

Susan B Anthony's quilt, that she made when she was 15, is in storage at a Rochester, NY, museum. A reproduction of it can be seen here...
And if anyone wants to participate in the Susan B Anthony 2020 Quilt Project, here are the rules...