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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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.
Maine, The Pine Tree State, is our northernmost state on the Atlantic seaboard. With the motto, “Dirigo” which means “I Lead” it isn’t surprisiong that the North Star is included on the Maine State seal and its flag.
Recently, my sister and brother-in-law moved to Kansas and are building a house near their daughter so I am planning on visiting soon. I’ve been puzzling over how to represent the state til I learned the geographic center of the contiguous United States is located about 2.6 miles northwest of the center of Lebanon, Kansas, […]
I don’t know much about Indiana… If you have ever lived there or visited, leave a comment below and tell me about our 19th State! Thanks!
Idaho is more than potatoes. It is wide open spaces and lots of history, beautiful vistas and gorgeous rivers. 60% of Idaho land is held by the National Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management and contains some of the largest unspoiled areas in the lower 48 states.
Hawaii… Beautiful Hawaii! I visited there many years ago, but the memory remains with me. Beautiful beaches, lovely landscapes and revitalizing relaxation! Such a gorgeous place! And Hawaii has a rich quilting history!
Many years ago, near the end of WWII, my folks spent their honeymoon in Georgia. Throughout their marriage, they spoke glowingly of their time there. I’ve always wanted to visit there and one day I shall. In the meantime, I present my States of Modern Georgia block.
Oh My STARS! This is my last Do You See…? Instructional/Pattern Post! Christmas is just a week away so it would take a Christmas Miracle to have this quilt quilted, bound and labeled for this year, but that was never my intention. Christmas will come again next year! So relax and enjoy finishing this quilt […]
This Series has brought me much JOY! Christmas all year long! And though this is our “LAST BLOCK” I do have a cool bonus or two you need to watch for as well. And I will be posting setting instructions too!