Before 1920, American women didn’t have the right to vote, but you can bet your boots they had opinions! And you can find a record of their political voice in the loveliest of places: their quilts!
When James K. Polk ran for president in 1844, he promoted a new northern border for the Oregon Territory at the 54°40′ north line of latitude.
Polk’s supporters immortalized his campaign slogan, “54-40 or Fight,” with a quilt block so gorgeous, we’ve been stitching it up ever since! Click HERE to learn how to make an easy 54-40 or Flight Freestyle Quilt!