International Women's Day (March 8) first started about 1910 in northern Europe and the U.S.A. as a tribute to women in the labor force. In 1977, the United Nations adopted a resolution commemorating a day to celebrate women's rights and international peace. To our quilting sisters and to all women around the world, we say thank you for all the hard work that you do and thank you for all the ways which you make such a meaningful contribution.
Blossoms, A Tribute to Women in Fabric by Peggy Fetterhoff, Texas, U.S.A.
Peggy writes, "Traditions in America's melting pot are about change. As each ethnic group is integrated, women blossom with the knowledge that they can be anything they want to be. Cultures are merged, creating new traditions." Peggy's quilt is made with a large collection of fussy-cut fabric images of women created by textile manufacturers.
Below, are close-ups from Peggy's quilt that feature many different facets and faces of women through the years. Although some of these images are whimsical, we think they exemplify the many different roles that women have taken around the globe throughout history.
Close up photos, Blossoms, A Tribute to Women in Fabric by Peggy Fetterhoff
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Houston IQF.