I love vintage maps! They have been part of my larger vintage collection for years. This little gem, the Dollar Atlas of the World dated 1900 is a great piece. I love the simple graphic cover and level of detail in the illustrations.
I was lucky to find a vintage quilt that was fully embroidered and was based on the set of stamped patterns I had in my collection. Here is one of my favorite states stitched up in this beautiful vintage quilt – Michigan!! I vacation in the beautiful northwest area of Michigan (near the pinkie of the mitten) every year and it definitely holds a special place in my heart.
Did you know that this part of Michigan is called “the mitten” because of its shape?
I have been collecting state themed embroidery and ephemera for years with this book in mind.
Recently at a sale I found these wonderful “premiums” that were collected from coffee packages. I love finding treasures like these and learning about history through my collection!!
With “local love” and state pride as a theme that is trending in gifts and DIY, now seemed like the perfect time to put it all together in a book that celebrates individual states & give makers the opportunity to tell a little of their story, celebrating places that hold special meaning to them and to those they love. A perfect handmade gift!
Once again, what’s old is new again, it seems that local love and state pride are a timeless theme!
And if you’d rather purchase individual state patterns to stitch up, you can find those in the Indygo Junction Etsy Shop!