On this day in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the Union. United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an order for a new American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows that became official on July 4, 1960.

Elizabeth Dumlin and Virgie Kahae, both of Maui Island, Hawaii, hand appliqued this quilt, titled “Kaui O Maka Nani“ and Dumlin hand quilted it between 195-75. The quilt’s current owner documented it during the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project in 1993.

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