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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Jane Addams Star!


























Illinois native Jane Addams was a driving force in the settlement house movement of the early 20th century. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. And she was a member of AAUW! AAUW-Illinois was instrumental in creating Jane Addams Day as a state observance (December 10). Interstate 90 between Chicago and Rockford is now referred to as the Jane Addams Expressway.


The Jane Addams Star block was designed by Eleanor Burns as one in a series of blocks named for famous American women.
http://www.quiltinaday.com/television/dscr1400.asp
This 92 x 92 top has star blocks made by AAUW members from all over Illinois. I had great fun making up kits with 19th-century reproduction fabric (and fabric that went with that theme). All the blocks turned out so well! The quilt will be raffled this spring with the drawing at the state convention in April.

Here is more information about Jane:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Addams
http://www.aauw-il.org/jane.html

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