This is my Liberty Tree of the United States block for the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Sew Along. (SVBAQ)
Each of the "apples" on the tree represents a State in our country's Union in 1858. A total of 35 Apples/States. Esther Blair Matthew's created this block to voice her pride and patriotism for her country.
My thoughts would wander back to Esther as I stitched this block. The country she loved was unraveling, there were rumors and rallys in her state and in others beckoning countrymen to seek succession from the Union.
Although women did not voice opinions of politics during this time, Esther's block spoke clearly of her political view and love of country.
There are a lot of fabulous Liberty Tree blocks submitted already this month for Show & Tell. To see them all - please stop by the SVBAQ Sew Along blog HERE.
every quilt tells a story.....