11/11/2012

BB Suffrage #11


This week's BB Suffrage block is a schoolhouse and has to do with the shocking lack of education available to women in the first few centuries of America's colonial and early republic life, i.e., how when Lucy Stone wanted to go to college, the only option was Oberlin.  I have always been so proud of the fact that Oberlin is in Ohio, my birth state.  The background areas in the block are sections of an old map of the Oberlin College area.

12 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

Another amazing block!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

So clever...and the roof fabric is perfect!

quilter501 said...

I never cease to be amazed by your creativity in making the block historical as well as beautiful.

Gretchen said...

Stunning block!! This is going to be your best BOW quilt yet!

Sheila said...

another wonderful tribute block

Quilter Kathy said...

Another amazing Karen block!
I'm going to post my boring blocks this week and link up to your blog so people can see your amazing work.

Lori said...

Another amazing block!

Jeanne said...

Your blocks are awesome and so unique! Keep them coming!

Unknown said...

Yours is a true SUFFRAGETTE quilt. I'm new to your blog. Is there a post on how you reproduce these pictures or is there fabric out there? It makes the quilt so perfect. Very impressive.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

This has to be one of the coolest blocks I have ever seen, Karen! First of all, I love the Schoolhouse block, and your fabric choices are wonderful. I'm most impressed by how you incorporated those sections of the old map of Oberlin College into the block! What will you think of next?! Wow!

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