Click Image            (Zoom Issues Click Here)

Failure Is Impossible

crisrhartman
crisrhartman

This was made as part of a quilt challenge that I co-chaired for my guild titled, "HERstory; Notable American Women" featuring American women whose accomplishments occurred in or while representing America.   I have had an interest in Susan B. Anthony since I was in college and did research papers o her.  In 1978 I acquired 2 letters found folded inside some old books that I purchased.  The letters were on National American Women's Suffrage Association letterhead and were signed by Susan B. Anthony.  I wanted to use copies of the letters on my quilt and feature aspects of Miss Anthony's life that she was known for in history.   While working on the quilt one day, I was listening to the news and was alarmed at some of  the sexist/misogynistic comments being made by some of our current politicians.   I had been reading many of Miss Anthony's quotes and realized that some of them were just as relevant today as they had been over a century ago.  There wasn't room to include all of the quotes that I felt needed to be on the quilt, so a decision was made to make the quilt double sided.  The back side of the quilt contains a timeline of Susan B. Anthony's life as well as her quotes.  I added embellishments including feathers (from my fly tying collection), vintage buttons from a friend born in 1920 (the year the 19th Amendment was enacted), and a Susan B. Anthony dollar given to me by one of my co-chairs.  The title of the quilt came from one of Miss Anthony's well known quotes. The quilt is being displayed at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, MA until Feb. 29, 2020, to be a part of the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony's birth on Feb. 15, 2020.  What an honor to be part of the celebration of this amazing woman's life!  

 

Date Added: June 16, 2019

 

Name of Pattern or Block Custom created
Owned By Cris Rohn Hartman
Name of Maker Cris Rohn Hartman
Name of Quilter Cris Rohn Hartman
Year Made 2018
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City Redding
Located in State CA
Located in Country United States
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Totally Original Design
Design Source - Based On N/A
Design Source - Published In N/A
Design Source - Designed by Cris Rohn Hartman
Design Source - Pattern Name N/A
Design Source - Description Original Design
Genre Art Quilt
Quilt Type Small Quilt
Quilt Width 30
Quilt Height 20
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton, Decorator Fabrics
Fabric Used - Other Desc. Printable cotton
Construction Technique Piecing and Applique
Piecing By Machine
Applique by Hand
Types of Quilting Machine Quilted, Quilted on domestic machine
Embellishments Buttons, Beads, Other
Embellishments - Other Desc. feathers, rubber stamping, coin, painting

Comments



Top 10 Reasons to Join the Quilt Show!

(Click on the box next to the YouTube logo to enlarge the screen.)


Learn about Apliquick appliqué tools!
Watch Show 1912
with Rosa Rojas (free!)

Apliquick Rods

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers