Illinios Bicentennial Quilt – Okawville, IL
A quilt top was hand embroidered by 17 ladies in the Okawville area. Selections for the depictions on the quilt include Lincoln, his log home and Springfield home, capitol buildings, state designated animal, fish, amphibian, reptile, exercise, dance, tree, and flower; interesting places and things throughout the state to promote discussion of history and tourism; the state flag and bi-centennial flag; the state nicknames and so on. Over 700 hours were spent embroidering the individual blocks. Nine ladies worked 159.5 hours quilting. The finished product will be taken to numerous locations through the year. The quilt is being raffled off with the drawing to be held on December 2, 2018. We have also discussed taking the quilt to local schools and speaking with the students about Illinois. (The photo image above is the quilt top prior to quilting).