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Patricia’s Petroglyph in Paducah and Ponce de Leon’s Pascua Florida.

On this day in 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon came ashore somewhere near present-day St. Augustine, Florida and claimed the territory for the Spanish crown. Ponce de Leon was looking for the fabled “Fountain of Youth.” He never found the source of eternal youth, but he is credited for naming Florida.  De Leon’s landing on the lush, green coast happened around Easter feast time, or Pascua Florida (Festival of Flowers).

Patricia L. Styring of St. Augustine, Florida made this miniature quilt, titled “Petroglyph” in 1997. The quilt was machine pieced, painted, embellished and machine quilted, and is now part of the Founders Collection at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ponce-de-leon-discovers-florida


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