816 - Road to Oklahoma Holidays ($50)

816 - Road to Oklahoma Holidays ($50)
Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK   USA

Width: 6.25"   Length: 6.25"

Materials/Techniques: This quilt consists of only four “Road to Oklahoma” blocks set with a star in the center.

Artist's Statement: The green fabric used in this quilt reminds me of mistletoe, which is the floral emblem of Oklahoma. Mistletoe was thought to be mystical and kissing under the mistletoe started as a Greek tradition that seems to have become a holiday custom. This, coupled with the color scheme I selected, gave the quilt a holiday feel. Since mistletoe is a parasite, attaching to trees and using their sap for food, there was discontent over its choice as a state emblem. However, the state statute reads, “…the mistletoe shall be the floral emblem of the state.” The green of its foliage and its white berries were designated as the official state colors.

Dedication: To the early settlers who were said to use mistletoe to decorate their family grave sites, as it was often the only evergreen that was available.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $50 for Alzheimer's research.