Century of Women’s Progress, 1920 – 2020
presented by Jennie Alexich
Voices in Cloth 2020 celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution with a special exhibit of story quilts highlighting progress toward equality since women obtained the vote in 1920.
While acknowledging the reality that full equality for all women and girls remains an ideal and hard-won rights can erode or disappear without vigilance, this 100-year period includes important milestones, achievements, and changes improving our quality of life. The twenty-five original pieces in this exhibit illustrate some of the people, movements, ideas and events of the past century of women’s history in the United States.
To stage this exhibit an open, nationwide challenge was issued seeking small quilts displaying a range of traditional and innovative techniques, accompanied by narratives providing additional information about the subject of the quilt. Entrants were encouraged to convey personal connections to the topic and its relevance to others. The entries were juried by a panel of three art and fiber experts, Inez Brooks-Myers, Patricia Guthrie and Rosa Valdez, supported by historian Melinda McCrary.
Meet here for a Gallery Walk on Monday, December 28th at 6:30 PM. You can also find our online exhibit through February of 2022 at: Century of Women's Progress
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