Monday, September 03, 2012

grandmother's choice--with Barbara Brackman

I am joining Barbara Brackman's block-of-the-week history lesson recalling the fight for women's rights.
Her series is named Grandmother's Choice.
It is aptly named for my endeavor, as my two grandmothers were able to vote in the first election open to women in 1920.
Fabrics: I am using a great odd green to commemorate my grandmothers' work on their farms. I will be using recycled plaid shirts honoring their raising their families during the depression.
This week the block is Grandmother's Choice.

These are my grandparents' wedding pictures. Both couples were married in 1920, the year women were given the vote!
They were farmers in Sioux County, Iowa.

Ella (Hillegen) Diekevers and Jan Scholten

Cynthia (Gezena) Meerdink and Jerry (Jurrien) Dykstra


mamifleur said...

Now I know that you have joined the block of the week!
Perfect as always with plaids.
friendship Mamifleur

sewprimitive karen said...

Great reasons for your fabric/color choices!

Anonymous said...

I love your family history posts!