Lodestars quilt block #28: Luisa
Block 28 was named after Luisa Moreno (1907-1992). Luisa was a Guatemalan leader in the United States labor movement and a social activist.
Lodestars quilt block #27: Prudence
Block 27 was named after Prudence Crandall (1803-1890). Prudence was an American schoolteacher and women’s and civil rights activist.
Lodestars quilt block #26: Audre
Block 26 was named after Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Audre was a Carribean-American writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist.
Lodestars quilt block #25: Josephine B
Block 25 was named after Josephine Baker (1906-1975). Josephine was an American-born French entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent.
Lodestars quilt block #24: Clara
Block 24 was named after Clara Barton (1821-1912). Clara was an American nurse who founded the American Red Cross.
Lodestars quilt block #23: Mary Harris
Block 23 was named after Mary Harris Jones (1837-1930). Mary was an Irish-born American schoolteacher, organized labor representative, community organizer, and activist.
Lodestars quilt block #22: Andrea
Block 22 was named after Andrea Evangelina Rodríguez Perozo (1879-1947). Andrea was a Dominican author and was the first female medical school graduate in the DR.
Lodestars quilt block #21: Eunice
Block 21 was named after Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009). Eunice was an American philanthropist and the founder of the Special Olympics.
Lodestars quilt block #20: Yaa
Block 20 was named after Yaa Asantewaa (1840-1921). Yaa was the queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire (now Ghana) who fought against British colonialism.
Lodestars quilt block #19: Claudia
Block 19 was named after Claudia Jones (1915-1964). Claudia was a Trinidad-born journalist and political activist.
Lodestars quilt block #18: Sarah
Block 18 was named after Madam C. J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove) (1867-1919). Sarah was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist.
Lodestars quilt block #17: Marielle
Block 17 was named after Marielle Franco (1979-2018). Marielle was a Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist.
Lodestars quilt block #16: Shirley
Block 16 was named after Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005). Shirley was an African-American politician, educator, and author who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Lodestars quilt block #15: Pearl
Block 15 was named after Pearl Buck (1892-1973). Pearl was an American writer, novelist, and an advocate of the rights of women and minority groups.
Lodestars quilt block #14: Elvia
Block 14 was named after Elvia Carrillo Puerto (1878-1968). Elvia was a Mexican politician and feminist activist.
Lodestars quilt block #13: Margaret
Block 13 was named after Margaret Sloan-Hunter (1947-2004). Margaret was an African-American civil rights advocate, Black feminist, and editor of Ms. magazine.
Lodestars quilt block #12: Berta
Block 12 was named after Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores (1971-2016). Berta was a Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader.
Lodestars quilt block #10: Grace
Block 10 was named after Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015). Grace was an Asian-American author, social activist, philosopher and feminist.
Lodestars quilt block #11: Zitkála-Šá
Block 11 was named after Zitkála-Šá (1876-1938). Zitkála-Šá was a Sioux writer, editor, translator, musician, educator, and political activist.
Lodestars quilt block #9: Hermila
Block 9 was named after Hermila Galindo Acosta (1886-1954). Hermila was a Mexican feminist and writer.
Lodestars quilt block #8: Dorothea
Block 8 was named after Dorothea Dix (1802-1887). Dorothea was an American advocate on behalf of the indigent mentally ill.