Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sunflower Quilt Blocks Galore and Happy Birthday, Dear Kansas!

Sunflower Quilt Block Pattern Source
 
Today is Kansas Day.
 
Kansas Troubles Quilt Block Pattern Source
 
Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861.
 
State Fair Sunflower Quilt Block Pattern Source
 
Kansas was the 34th state
admitted to the Union.
 
Dresden Plate Quilt Block Pattern Source
 
Kansas Day has been celebrated since 1877.

August Redwork Birdie Stitches Pattern Source
 
Happy 153rd Birthday, Dear Kansas!
 
 
In which state or country were you born?  Inquiring minds want to know!  (Can you guess where I was born?)
 
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Maple Leaf Quilt Block and Tea with Anne (with an e).

18 comments:

  1. Minnesota is where I was born. I bet you were born in KS. I lived there for two years.

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    1. I was born and raised and have always lived in Kansas!!! Happy Birthday to Kansas!! It is also my nephews birthday today, along with several noted celebraties including Oprah!!! Have a great day everyone it is bright and sunny in low 40's today in NE KS!!

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  2. I was born in Oklahoma, learned to talk in Texas, and have lived most of my life in Kansas. Yes, I adore sunflowers!
    Your quilt blocks are darling!
    Vickie

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  3. Born and grew up in Chicago, Ill ... but I've lived in California for 30 years.
    Nice sunflower blocks -- I might be inspired to do a sunflower sampler someday :)

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  4. I'm celebrating Kansas Day as well. I've been told by someone who is from another state that other states don't celebrate their birthday and we're weird. So be it. I bicycle and today is also the day that Biking Across Kansas announces its route so it has two fun events. Happy sewing!

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  5. I was born in Georgia but have lived more of my life in Alabama with short stays in Florida, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
    I guessed Kansas for you too. Like the first to blocks best.

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  6. Born in Shanghai, China, grew up Sydney, Australia. There. Just had to comment and be different! LOL. Lovely sunflower blocks.

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  7. Born and raised in northern Nevada, where we celebrate our birthday as well...October 31! I always thought we were getting out of school for Halloween when I was a kid. Kansas has pretty sunflowers, Nevada just brought in silver to fund the Civil War and now, if Nevada were a separate country, it would be the 3rd largest gold producing nation in the world, behind South Africa and Australia. You were looking for a little history lesson on the states, weren't you??? Now I live on a farm in eastern Washington (the Evergreen State, not that you would think that with where I live!).

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  8. I'm a "Sunflower from the Sunflower State!" Beautiful blocks, Susan, thank you for sharing today.

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  9. Well, I am from Ohio but have lived the most years in Tokyo. Maybe I need to move to Nevada so I can have a real holiday on my birthday.

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  10. My roots to Kansas go back to the early 1830's when the government moved the Miami Indians from Indiana to Kansas. I was born and raised in the same town as my father, grandparents and great grandparents were born and raised in. I now live 15 miles across the state line in Missouri but the rest of my family still lives in Kansas so if asked I will say I'm a true daughter of Kansas.

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  11. I was born in Oklahoma, but my dad was born and raised in Reno County, Kansas, so I have a connection to your great state!

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  12. I was born in Indiana and have lived here except for three years while I followed my hubby in military--we lived in Illinois and Montana.

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  13. Born and raised in Lawrence, KS. Married into the military (he was from Lawrence, too) and been all over. We don't have much family left there - our son and his family and some cousins. Both of our parents are gone and I lost my little brother last summer.

    We get back now and then to visit our granddaughter, though :D

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  14. First to sign in from another country! I'm from Liverpool in England and proud of my city. Birthplace of the Beatles and a city with lots of culture and history, beautiful buildings and 9 major art galleries and museums.
    I only found your blog today whilst browsing for ideas for Card Trick Blocks and I'm really loving it so I'll add my name as a follower.
    Jo

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    1. Jo, in my family, your city is best known to us for its football (soccer) club! My three sons and husband are huge fans. We visiting Liverpool once and took a tour of Anfield Stadium. And if you'll check, Dasha (above) was born in Shanghai. I'm thrilled to have responses from all of you!

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  15. I was born and raised in Texas, but, I lived in Topeka for 6 months, back in first grade.

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  16. Born and raised in Arkansas but lived in Kansas City MO right out of high school, working for Trans World Airlines. Anybody remember them? Now in NC after many years of following husband in the military around the Pacific.

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