The Suffrage Quilt

This exhibition is in the past.

One of the exhibits lent to the Norfolk Makers Festival is the Suffrage Quilt, made by members and friends of the Costume and Textile Association (C&TA).

The individual squares contain hand embroidered statements associated with the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Statements such as ‘Deeds Not Words’, ‘Votes for Women’ and ‘Cat and Mouse Act’.

Prison arrows were chosen as a theme as so many suffragettes were sent to prison for protesting against the government.

And each arrow was made using hand sewing machines dating from the early 1900s.

One of the C&TA members is a descendant of Millicent Garrett Fawcett and added her name to the quilt.

The quilt was originally made for the Dress to Protest event at Norwich Castle in spring 2018.

View another wall hanging created by members of the C&TA is on show at the Festival. Click for details.

Stitch Like Lorina 

Joy Evitt, from the C&TA, is giving a talk on Sat 16 Feb. Click for details.

The Remarkable History of the Sewing Machine

Read more about the Costume and Textile Association.