Century of Women's Progress Quilt Challenge, 1920-2020.

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Century of Women’s Progress Quilt Challenge

This story quilt challenge honors the hundred-year anniversary of the 19th amendment and highlights progress toward equality over the century since women obtained the vote. While acknowledging that legal, social, economic and political impediments to equality remain, the period between 1920 and the present includes many milestones, achievements, and changes improving the quality of life for women in the United States today. This challenge focuses on celebrating these changes.


Entry into this challenge includes a quilt of original design and an accompanying written story, in the words of the maker, about the subject of that quilt. Approximately 80 accepted quilts and their accompanying stories, as chosen by a jury from the entries, will be exhibited in an online gallery through February 2022, and approximately 40 of those quilts will be exhibited at Voices in Cloth 2020, the Bay Area’s premier quilt show. Hosted by East Bay Heritage Quilters, the show will be held at the spectacular Craneway Pavilion, on the waterfront in Richmond CA, March 21 & 22, 2020.

  • Open to anyone living anywhere in the United States, its territories and protectorates.

  • Up to two entries per person, quilt dimensions 30”h x 20”w.  Traditional, contemporary and innovative techniques are encouraged.

  • Entries accepted 12/1/2019 – 1/4/2020. Quilts selected by the jurors will be due on 2/15/2020.

The Century of Women’s Progress Quilt Challenge is a voluntary collaboration of quilt enthusiasts, arts organizations, and museum and historical groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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