Friday, January 29, 2010

We Can Quilt It!

Remember Rosie The Rivetar, the United States cultural icon from the 1940's?
Her motto was "We Can Do It!"

Fast forward to 2010: We Can Quilt It!

Rosie represented the American woman who worked tirelessly in the factories during WWII while the men went away to war.
Traditionally, women stayed at home to raise their families. If a woman chose to work outside the home, she was usually only accepted in a clerical, nursing or teaching position.
Rosie's were asked to take over what were previously male dominated trades.

Films and posters were used to encourage women to work, and support the war effort.
Rosie The Rivetar Movement proved very successful. From 1940 through 1944, there was a 57% increase in women entering the work force.
In 1942, a song written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb popularized Rosie:
All the day long,
Whether rain or shine
She’s a part of the assembly line.
She’s making history,
Working for victory
Rosie the Riveter

I still think she looks more powerful with a rotary cutter in her hand.

5 comments:

Purple Quilter Queen said...

What cute fabric!! Jenn

Rae Ann said...

Nedra ~ I am so glad that you are my friend because I can't believe all that you know...so...hopefully by being around you I am bound to learn something...like this today. What a great post!

Moneik said...

I love this fabric and am working on a quilt from it now.

d ogo said...

very cool

godofredo

Material Mary said...

Love Rosie. Yes we can do it and do it well by the way...hahaha
Mary