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    World's largest historical quilt
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    The quilt was stitched together in 1988 as a private project to celebrate North Dakota's 100th anniversary of statehood. The quilt covers 11,390 square feet, a faithful reproduction of the state of North Dakota with every county a different color. Volunteers from 53 North Dakota counties helped stitch the quilt. It was the largest in the world until the AIDS quilt came along; now it's known as the world's largest historical quilt. The state refuses to let it be displayed so it sits in a van in a garage.

    World's largest patchwork quilt

    The world’s largest patchwork quilt measured 25,100 sq. m (270,174 sq.ft) and is called Manta da Cultura (Patchwork for Culture). The project was carried out by Realizar – Eventos Especiais, Lda of Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal and completed on 18 June 2000. It measured 200m by 170 m.

    Come on Canadians-how big is that in feet?

    And then of course there is the AIDS quilt

    The NAMES Project’s AIDS Memorial Quilt consists of 48,000 3’ x 6’ panels and 94,000 names of individuals who died from the autoimmune disease; it is the largest community art project in the world. It was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
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    Sad the quilt cannot be displayed. Beautiful work being hidden. It is pretty cool all the work that goes into these quilts.
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    why can't it be displayed. Cn we get a petition together to have this be recognized?

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    South Dakota wanted to hang it in their corn castle but North Dakota wouldn't let them yet North Dakota says they don't have anywhere big enough to hang it. They are mad because the lady didn't ask their permission before she made it. They also want to take it apart and give each county their piece. Each county is as big as a king size quilt. Seems to me a quilt museum would be happy to have it even if it's just on loan.
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    Default Re: Some BIG quilts

    You asked about metres. That's our official unit of measurement.

    1 metre = ~39.44 "

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