Votes for Women!
Ninety-nine years ago, our grandmothers and mothers couldn’t vote in federal elections–in some states, they couldn’t vote at all! The Nineteenth Amendment changed that for our country. It finally became part of the US Constitution on August 18, 1920. It states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
Thus the 1920 election was the first US presidential election in which women were permitted to vote in every state. In honor of the 100th anniversary of this precious right, OCQG members are challenged to make a quilt about our right to vote.
Signups for “Votes for Women!” will be taken until the May general meeting. Questions? Contact Jean Amundson or Velma Freudenthal.
- The quilt must speak to the idea of women being able to vote, or that they cannot be denied that right.
- Quilts must be no larger than 30″ in any dimension. They may be smaller if desired. Total outside circumference may not be more than 120″.
- Embellishments are welcome but not required.
- All quilts must be made entirely by the entrant.
- A card with the name of the quilt must be pinned to the lower front right-hand corner. The quilt-maker’s name must be on the back of the quilt, covered with a piece of paper.
- Quilts must be brought to the June general meeting in a brown bag. They will be voted on at the June and July meetings.