Lodestars quilt block #49: Elizabeth
Block 49 is named after Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910). Elizabeth was a British physician, the first woman to get a medical degree in the US, and a social and moral reformer.
Lodestars quilt block #48: Eva
Block 48 is named after Eva Perón (1919-1952). Eva was an Argentinian philanthropist and first lady of Argentina.
Lodestars quilt block #47: Alicia
Block 47 is named after Alicia Dickerson Montemayor (1902-1989). Alicia was a Latina-American civil rights activist, focused on rights for Latin Americans.
Lodestars quilt block #46: Mirabal
Block 46 is named after the Mirabal sisters. The Mirabal sisters were four sisters in the Dominican Republic, three of whom who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.
Lodestars quilt block #45: Asma
Block 45 is named after Asma Jahangir (1952-2018). Asma was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist.
Lodestars quilt block #44: Helen
Block 44 is named after Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968). Helen was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.
Lodestars quilt block #43: Wilma
Block 43 is named after Wilma Pearl Mankiller (1945-2010). Wilma was a Cherokee activist, social worker, and the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Lodestars quilt block #42: Aki
Block 42 is named after Aki Kurose (1925-1998). Aki was a Japanese-American teacher and social-justice activist who focused on low-income and marginalized families.
Lodestars quilt block #41: Teresa
Block 41 is named after Mother Teresa (1910-1997). Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.
Lodestars quilt block #40: Emma
Block 40 is named after Emma Tenayuca (1916-1999). Emma was a Mexican-American labor leader, union organizer, and educator.
Lodestars quilt block #39: Huda
Block 39 is named after Huda Sha’arawi (1879-1947). Huda was an Egyptian feminist leader, nationalist, and founder of the Egyptian Feminist Union.
Lodestars quilt block #38: Lucy
Block 38 is named after Lucy Stone (1818-1893). Lucy was an American orator, abolitionist, suffragist, and women’s rights activist.
Lodestars quilt block #37: Frankie
Block 36 is named after Frankie Muse Freeman (1916-2018). Frankie was an African-American civil rights attorney.
Lodestars quilt block #36: Ida
Block 36 is named after Ida Wells (1862–1931). Ida was an African-American leader in the civil rights movement and was one of the founders of the NAACP.
Lodestars quilt block #35: Maggie W
Block 35 is named after Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934). Maggie was an African-American teacher and businesswoman, and the first female bank owner in the USA.
Lodestars quilt block #34: Harriet
Block 34 is named after Harriet Tubman (1822-1913). Harriet was an African-American abolitionist and political activist.
Lodestars quilt block #33: Minnie
Block 33 is named after Wilhelmina “Minnie” Vautrin (1886-1941). Minnie was an American missionary who cared for and protected refugees during the Nanking Massacre.
Lodestars quilt block #32: Zaynab
Block 32 is named after Zaynab Al-Ghazali (1917-2005). Zaynab was an Egyptian activist and founder of the Muslim Women’s Association.
Lodestars quilt block #31: MumBet
Block 31 is named after MumBet (Elizabeth Freeman) (c.1744-1829). MumBet was the first enslaved African-American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts.
Lodestars quilt block #30: Dorothy H
Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010). Dorothy was an African-American administrator, educator, and civil rights and women’s rights activist.
Lodestars quilt block #29: Eleanor
Block 29 was named after Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). Eleanor was an American political figure, diplomat, and activist.