The pattern for this Centennial quilt block is free on-line at: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patterns/details.html?idx=7970. McCall's Quilting classifies it as requiring intermediate skills. It is the fifth block of my Starwood Sampler Quilt, made to tell the story of my home and community.
Colorado is known as the Centennial State because it become a state in 1876, the year of our nation's 100th birthday. Each year, we celebrate Colorado Day on August 1, the day we entered the U.S. as the 38th state.
When I was a 4th grade teacher, I used to love to teach Colorado history. I made a big timeline that went around three sides of the classroom that highlighted important dates in the history of our nation and our state. Then we'd refer to this timeline as we were reading books. For example - Did this story take place before or after Colorado became a state? Did it take place before or after women got the right to vote?
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