E Komo Mai, Hawaii!

On this day in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the Union. United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an order for a new American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows that became official on July 4, 1960.

Elizabeth Dumlin and Virgie Kahae, both of Maui Island, Hawaii, hand appliqued this quilt, titled “Kaui O Maka Nani“ and Dumlin hand quilted it between 195-75. The quilt’s current owner documented it during the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project in 1993.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hawaii-becomes-50th-state


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

2 thoughts on “E Komo Mai, Hawaii!

  1. Please, please, SOMEONE correct the grammatical error that appears under every quilt photograph here: ” View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about it’s history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.” I am begging you.

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