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"Official" quilt blocks for each state in the USA

Old 01-11-2014, 08:25 PM
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Hi to all. I'm curious....I see patterns for different star patterns referencing a state in our Union. Do all states have an "official" or specific quilt block (even if it is not a star), and if so, how do I locate this information and the patterns? My internet searches have been unsuccessful thus far. Thanks to all you knowledgeable people in advance.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:35 PM
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I have never considered there to be an " official" state block, if you mean legally adopted. If I were making a state quilt and wanted a representive block, I would look for those printed several years ago -like in the 40's or 50's or whenever they were first printed. Several years ago Barbara Brackman wrote a series of articles for Quilters Newsletter Magazine on state blocks. This might be the best a source for you to check.
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Is this any good?

http://quilterscornerclub.tripod.com/id74.html
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:19 AM
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There was a pattern published by McCalls called 'Covering America' a couple of years ago that has blocks for each state - they aren't all stars, and they don't correspond to the one that rebeljane posted above but might give you some more ideas if you are planning a project. I'm working on this one at the moment (done half of the blocks) and am really enjoying the variations between each block.

http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/produ...erica-Pattern/
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I have somewhere in my large collection of quilting books one that has a block pattern for each state Have has it a long time......try amazon, your library, eBay ......or even publishers of quilt books.....don't know if these were official.....would be an interesting search
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I went to Amazon books, and put "state quilt blocks" in the search bar. Lots of titles came up. Many have used copies offered so you could afford to get several different ones!
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Carol Doak has a book and a CD of 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars. I don't think they're official stars of the states, but she did name each star after a state. It was published by That Patchwork Place. I have the CD but not the book.
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Barbara Brackmen has a book with the 50 patterns in it too.
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Rebeljane, those are beautiful, I bookmarked. Thank you! I would love to make a quilt of all star different star blocks.
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Originally Posted by lfletcher View Post
Carol Doak has a book and a CD of 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars. I don't think they're official stars of the states, but she did name each star after a state. It was published by That Patchwork Place. I have the CD but not the book.
We have a Block Of The Week (BOW) that started Jan. 1, 2014 using Carol's book! Anyone is welcome to join us in the fun of making these blocks.
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