This Corps of Discovery Lewis and Clark Commemorative Quilt is for sale.
Made in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, this quilt was a block of the month quilt. The journey began May 14, 1804 and according to Smithsonian.com, “the explorers reached the Pacific Ocean in November 1805, at Fort Clatsop, near present-day Astoria, Oregon.” More on the expedition of Lewis and Clark can be found at the end of this blog
This is a queen size quilt that measures 78.5″ x 86.” It is for sale for $375.00 plus $6.00 for shipping and handling. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Here are a few of the blocks:
Each block of the quilt was designed with quotes from the journals of Lewis and Clark.
“In 1803, Thomas Jefferson wanted to find a water way across the Western and explore the western part of the country” (National Geographic). According to the brochure that came with each quilt block, Lewis and Clark’s mission was to map their search for a continuous water route across the continent. They were to record as much data as they could about the flora, fauna, and native peoples on their journey. They traveled up the Missouri River to the headwater, the Great Falls in Montana. Next they encountered the Great Rocky Mountains only to discover there was not continuous water route to the Pacific Ocean. They traveled down the Columbia River to the Pacific, where they wintered at Fort Clatsop. It was here that a black man, York, and an Indian woman, Sacaqawea, were invited to have a full vote (an equal vote) on where to winter. There were many times that the expedition would have failed had it not been for the help of many different Indian peoples they encountered on their journey. Their travel home was made much easier by following the Indian trials.
An interactive and informative website on the Lewis and Clark expedition can be found here: