I’m so proud to say that I finished the pattern for the #FeministQuilt. Get your copy here or by clicking on the image below.
So many people asked for a pattern that I felt I should just do it. So I did. This is my first pattern, so please, be gentle. Or give me constructive feedback. Or send a note to tell me what you think.
I have big dreams for the #FeministQuilt. First, for every pattern sold I’ll be making a donation to Planned Parenthood. Women’s rights are under attack right now, and the right to affordable women’s health care is right up there. Planned Parenthood does so much for low-income women and WOC that I can’t imagine a world where it doesn’t exist. I know it was MY savior many times. I haven’t had insurance on a regular basis despite having jobs most of my life. I spent many years as a server and bartender, and insurance was just not an option for me. I depended on Planned Parenthood for my yearly exams, birth control, even mental health services. I want this to be an option for all women.
Second, I want to see what you’re going to do with this quilt! Post and share and post again, use the hashtag #FeministQuilt so we all can see. Hold a fundraiser in your guild for Planned Parenthood or your favorite charity by raffling off the quilt or the pattern. Send it to your local Planned Parenthood clinic. Give it to a girl who needs to know that we have her back. Send one to your right-wing relatives, because all women need to have the same rights. Hell, send it to the White House, because I even want Melania to have the same rights as all of us. When we stand together, we all win.
Third, I’m building a virtual quilt show of political quilts. This is still in the beginning stages. I’ll be sure to let you know what is happening as soon as there’s something concrete to share. Have something to submit? Send me a message. Let’s show what we’ve been working on. Quilts have been political since the beginning, and we should celebrate that.
OK, I’ll get off my soapbox for now. Thank you to everyone who helped me get this pattern out, including Alison M. Schmidt, Cristy Fincher, Tara Faughnan, Fern Royce and Ashley Nichols. And my husband, who’s patiently tested my downloads and helped me with all the codey-bits.