Archive | 2015 Block Of The Week: The State Of Modern

08 January 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Finishing Up The States Of Modern Quilt

Ok. You have a choice on how to set your States Of Modern blocks. There have been 48 blocks patterned. So you could set those in a 6 x 8 set for a quilt the finishes about 74 x 96 OR you can add this new American Flag block and have 49 blocks set 7 […]

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17 December 2015 ~ 2 Comments

The States Of Modern: Wyoming

Due to its civil-rights history, Wyoming’s state nickname is “The Equality State”, and the official state motto is “Equal Rights”.  On December 10, 1869, territorial Governor John Allen Campbell gave the right to vote to women, making Wyoming the first territory (and then U.S. state) to grant suffrage to women. In addition, Wyoming was also a pioneer in […]

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10 December 2015 ~ Comments Off on The States Of Modern: Wisconsin

The States Of Modern: Wisconsin

Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland” because it is one of the nation’s leading dairy producers, particularly famous for cheese.

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03 December 2015 ~ 1 Comment

The States Of Modern: Washington

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  And I hope you saw our West Virginia/Virginia block.  I got a little behind, but at this time of year, I hope I can be forgiven.  This week we “visit” the gorgeous state of Washington.

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25 November 2015 ~ 1 Comment

The States Of Modern: Virginia and West Virginia

You saw this coming… didn’t you?  By combining these states into one block, we have a perfect 48 block quilt from our 50 state union.  And West Virgina and Virginia combine perfectly.

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05 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The States Of Modern: Utah, The Beehive State

The name “Utah” is derived from the name of the Ute tribe. It means “people of the mountains” in the Ute language. In 1847 Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake Valley to reestablish in Utah the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, also know as The Mormons.

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29 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

States Of Modern: Texas

How appropriate that Texas is our state this week!  The International Quilt Festival is going on now (Oct 29-Nov 1, 2015).  It is the largest annual quilt show, sale and quiltmaking academy in the world. If you’ve never been, make plans to go!

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22 October 2015 ~ 1 Comment

The States Of Modern: Tennessee: The Volunteer State

Tennessee is known as the “Volunteer State,” a nickname earned during the War of 1812 because of the important role played by the many volunteer soldiers from Tennessee, especially during the Battle of New Orleans.

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15 October 2015 ~ 3 Comments

The States of Modern: North AND South Dakota!

I told you North Dakota was coming!  My thought pattern is this… 50 States, 50 Blocks… But a quilt that is set 5 blocks by 10 blocks would be an odd shape so I thought… combine some states!  And North and South Dakota, though they have rich, varied and different histories, were an obvious choice […]

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01 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The States Of Modern: South Carolina

Just a note:  There will be no States Of Modern Block posted next Thursday.  I will be at a quilt retreat.  Keep your eye here though, as I will try to post from a quilt shop or two! This week we visit gorgeous South Carolina.  Since Francisco Gordillo first landed on its shores in 1521, […]

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