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!
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, […]
Rhode Island may be our union’s smallest state, but it’s big on beauty, coastline, friendly people and history. Known as the Ocean State, Rhode Island has lots of coastline and fabulous ocean views. I visited the state right after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and was still utterly charmed by its loveliness. From its bustling […]
Pennsylvania! Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love (or just Philly!). Pittsburgh is the Steel City. Just these two cities are home to nearly 2 million people! And for quilters Pennsylvania has Amish country: Farms and silos, horses and buggys and QUILTS!
I was born in New York. Tho my parents never lived there (they lived in Jersey) I can technically claim New York City as my hometown.
New Mexico has a nickname of The Land of Enchantment. And why not? From the grandeur of the Chihuahuan Desert to the magnificent Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico boasts a diverse history along with bustling cities and thriving arts and culture community.
I was born in New York City, but my family lived in New Jersey at the time. We moved west three years later so I have few memories of the Garden State. But I have visited a few times and am always struck by what a pretty state New Jersey is.
Nevada… The Silver State! Silver Ore and Silver Dollars! One of the most visited spots in the world! Nevada’s largest industry is tourism with Las Vegas as its largest city. Aside from its gambling meccas, the state has large expanses of semi-arid land (Desert!) and is fringed on the west with the Sierra Nevada Mountain […]
Montana: Big Sky Country! Wide open spaces filled with ranches, farms and national parks! From Yellowstone to Little Bighorn Battlefield NAtional Monument, Montana is a spectacular place to visit and a lovely place to live.
Ahh… Mississippi… Home of gracious Southern Hospitality, lovely Magnolia Trees and… Celebrated in the oldest spelling song in the nation. I can not type the name Mississippi without singing the letters in my mind!