817 - Oklahoma Centennial ($55)

817 - Oklahoma Centennial ($55)
Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 8.5"

Materials/Techniques: Another version of “Road to Oklahoma” blocks using sashing and cornerstones between the blocks and a narrow border.

Artist's Statement: The documented history of Oklahoma begins when Coronado traveled through seeking the “Lost City of Gold." In 1803 the area was included in the Louisiana Purchase. Beginning in 1820, the Five Civilized Tribes were forced to relocate from southeastern United States to Indian Territory. Following the Civil War, the cattle industry began in Oklahoma and tribes were ultimately forced to give up their tribal lands through political pressure by “Boomers” who wanted the rich lands. Between 1889 and 1895 six land runs were held with settlers from across the nation and foreign lands racing for parcels of land. Later the discovery of oil ensured, that, on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state.

Dedication: To honor Oklahoma on its 100 years of statehood.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $55 for Alzheimer's research.