200@200 : December — Commemorating the Ages
US Bicentennial Quilt
Rather than having one central celebration, as in years prior, for the two hundred year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, local celebrations were held across the country in 1976 to commemorate the nation's bicentennial.

This quilt was made by Mrs. Deputy's third grade class of J. Wilbur Haley Elementary School as a United States bicentennial project in 1976. It features four rows of 5 ¼" squares. The center square is navy blue with white stars appliquéd with red yarn. "1776" and "1976" appear on the front and are of red material with red yarn used around the numbers. The names of the children who made the quilt are around the outside border. The reverse of the quilt is red with a white border; stars and stripes are stitched in white thread over the field of red. The quilt is made of polyester—cotton blend material.
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