Our next two blocks come all the way from Alaska. Both squares shown were done by Pat Tiffin, whose shop is "AlaskaSews2.etsy.com". In case you were wondering why she choose for her "Triumph" square, Heart Value Surgery, because she herself has undergone Heart Valve Surgery. Pat received a new Mirtal Valve on Nov.21, 2005; a date she refers to as her "new life birthday." Within two weeks of the surgery, Pat received a pacemaker also. As she recovered in the "heart wing", she met others who had undergone the same type surgery. Unfortunately, not everyone was as lucky as she was - other's were placed in the hands of God. I love how she portrays her heart within God's hands while the doctors are operating.
Pat's second quilt block will be for our "Tragedy" quilt. It honors all those women who have fought for their rights. Although many contribute the beginning of Women's Suffrage to Susan B. Anthony during the 19th Century, it actually started as far back as 1792 when women began to demand equal rights. Once the Women's Suffrage Movement began, through many hardships and suffering, the 19th Amendment was passed on August 26, 1920, finally giving women the right to vote.