The March Quilts Year 5— Unsung Heroines (2019)
Year 5: Unsung Heroines
The year-long series of sewing sessions started on January 7, 2019 at the Avondale Public Library in Birmingham, to honor Zora Neale Hurston on her birthday. Although she is well known today, Ms. Hurston died penniless and was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. The colors for foundation blocks were limited to red and white, mimicking the colors of Alabama’s state flag. Completed blocks were arranged to depict the gender symbol for female. In this case, a white symbol on a red background.