The 2020 International Quilt and Fiber Arts festival celebrated the 100 years of Women’s sufferage this year. Brenda Millar’s Hidden in Plain View Quilt won 1st place at the festival. This quilt will be on display at the Museum until December 15th, 2020.
The quilt is green, white and purple which were the colours adopted by the suffragette movement. . Women wore jewellery in those colours to show they were in favour of votes for women. If you wore blue jewellery you were opposed. Brenda’s Quilt features four women that were instrumental in the Canadian suffragette Movement. The four women featured are Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby and Louise McKinney.
This provides a great opportunity to look into the past and see how it took until 1960 for all women to get the right to vote in North America.