Occasionally the stars formed one great big star, termed the Great Star or sometimes the Great Flower pattern.

And in rare instances they even formed letters and numbers to spell words and dates.

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American presidential candidates began using the red, white, and blue as a medium for printed campaign advertising as early as 1840.

The first on record were made for William Henry Harrison, who served the shortest term ever as our commander-in-chief.

In addition, they contributed funds to build the museum's Dillow Conservation Work Room.

"The Dillows have established a legacy of service to education in Nebraska and to the international study and preservation of quilts and quiltmaking tradition," stated Crews.

Unlike some other types of antiques, every flag has a story.

Whether or not we know its specific history of use, within each flag there is a tale that can be unfolded concerning how it received its star count and what new state or states were involved.Among her many accomplishments, Dillow helped start the Nebraska State Quilt Guild and served as its first president. Dillow in 1962 and he enthusiastically participated in his wife's interest in quilts until his death on Sept. Sara continued her passion for quilts and support of the mission of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum until her unexpected death February 8, 2008.Sara graduated in 1958 from Beatrice High School and the University of Nebraska in 1962 with a degree in home economics. "The value of these quilts is immense, not only for their beauty and historic value, but for the endless research opportunities they will provide to our students." Numerous quilts included in the gift are distinctive examples of early nineteenth century antique chintz, a particular area of Mrs. Several of these quilts were showcased in the exhibition Chintz Applique: From Imitation to Icon.Another strength of the Dillow Collection is in examples of eighteenth century French quilting with 20 pieces representing exquisite French whitework quilting and wholecloth quilts made of fine French textiles.I offer an unconditional guarantee of authenticity.