Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wyoming in Clothworks, American Made Brand Blog Tour!

I can't tell you how excited I am to represent Wyoming in Clothworks, American Made Brand Blog Tour! With so much to see in do in the State of Wyoming, I had a hard time narrowing down design elements to add to my idea of the Wyoming license plate block. Luckily I had just traveled from one end of the state to the other. One thing that I saw almost everywhere I went were Antelope, or Pronghorn. So that narrowed the choice of wildlife I wanted to represent. The mountains were easy. The one set of mountains known all over the world are the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park, which is attached to Yellowstone National Park.
 
You can download the directions for the Wyoming License Plate Block here . All the pattern pieces have been reversed for ease of drawing on to fusible web. I suggest using Print and Fuse to make it even easier.

Wyoming is the 10th largest state in our Nation with the second least populations. That means there is a LOT to do and a LOT of wildlife. Larger wildlife in Wyoming include elk, big horn sheep, antelope, buffalo, moose, black bear, grizzly bear, mule deer, white tail deer, wolf, fox, and the list of smaller animals and birds are too numerous to mention.




We are home to Devils Tower National Monument, 21 State Parks and Historic Sights, We have many museums including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, affiliate of Smithsonion Institution, which is the home of 5 different museums in one, which shares stories of the Authentic American West. And, it's only one hour away from Yellowstone National Park with many more natural wonders than just Old Faithful Geyeser.

The Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming . The Continental Divide runs North-South through our beautiful state with mountain ranges that include the Rocky Mountains, Teton Mountains , Absoroka, Owl Creek, Gros Ventre, Wind River, Big Horn Mountains , Black Hills, Laramie , Snowy, Sierra Madre. The highest peak is 13,809 ft. in the Wind River Mountain Range, and the lowest part is 3,101 ft.


Frontier Days in Cheyenne is one of the most popular rodeos in the USA. You can also see rodeos every night in the summer in Cody, the  Dinosaur Museum in Thermopolis, Indian Pow Wows, and so many more activities from hiking, and fishing, to riding in the mountains on horseback.

One of the things I am most proud if is that Wyoming was the first Territory to allow women to vote. Our state recognizes the importance in women and our contributions to society.

And we can't forget the Quilt Shops in Wyoming. Discount stores have hurt quilting all over the country but in Wyoming we still support our Quilt Shops. Our winters are long, and our summers are busy, so we realize the importance of creating with fabric. Which is why I feel it is so important to support something as precious as ClothworksAmerican Made Brand Solid Cottons, which are made right here in the USA. We are a country that needs to support our farmers and ranchers. Without these people and with out our support we are a country relying on other countries for our necessities.

Clothworks has been SO generous that they are giving away a fat pack of the solids to the lucky winner who comments on either this blog our our Woolin Rouge Designs blog. Don't forget to visit our Woolin Rouge Designs website and join our mailing list for any and all of our new patterns and exciting events.  

Since Clothworks was so generous in giving me 50 amazing colors of beautiful solids to create with, you get a chance to win the left-over fabrics for a second prize by commenting on the blogs. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you win.



125 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This American Made blog tour has been so fun. Thanks for the tour of Wyoming!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Wild life in Wyoming would be hard to narrow down. Now I will check out your wool blog.

kathyinozarks said...

I love your license plate block allot-I would love to visit Wyoming someday-and see a real rodeo-we did retire to the Ozarks here in Missouri and we live in the woods-so loving all the wildlife here.
thanks for the chance and am off to check out your other blog-I love wool too

Quilting Babcia said...

I agree wholeheartedly - we need to be supporting our American farmers, ranchers, and American industry right here in the states! Thanks for the tour of your beautiful state. We'll be passing through in a few short weeks and hope to see some of that wildlife.

Julie in WA said...

I sure love the Midwestern states! Your license plate is a perfect picture of your state!

Evie H said...

What a nice block and tour of your state. And thanks for the great giveaways!

Kathy H said...

Great license plate, I love the snow covered mountains.

Jeanie the Granny that quilts said...

LOVE the fabric! I will buy this FIRST choice because made in America! LOVE the pattern! You are sew talented and glad that you are American made also!

patty a. said...

Gosh, I think it a big deal when I get deer in the backyard! I live in a mid-sized city near a park area and the deer wander for easy pickings in everyone's flower beds. I can't imagine seeing other large four hooved animals wandering around!

Carol in Mesquite said...

How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful state. Great photos and virtual tour.

Missy Endres said...

I love your plate! Thanks for sharing about your beautiful state. Since I love to be outside, I will be adding it to my list of places to visit!

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Hello from Minnesota! Love your pronghorn and all the detail. I grew up just north of you in Manhattan, MT and have been to Yellowstone a hundred times. Love the Tetons, and Bighorns, and even just hearing the word Absaroka. It takes me back... thanks!

Traci Marvel said...

Best cup of coffee I ever had was at a truck stop in Wyoming:) Love your blog! What a talent you are.
Cheers to Clothworks and all the designers chosen for the American Made Brand Blog Tour!

Linda said...

I'm married to a man from Wyoming and I finished my bachelor's degree at UW. Wonderful state, except in the depths of late winter....
thanks!

quiltgrannie said...

You have a beautiful state! Your plate is very cute!

Margaret said...

I always think of westerns on tv when I hear Wyoming. I would love to visit there.

WhoMom said...

I love your license plate! We saw pronghorns when we went to Zion with our Girl Scout Troop. My daughter loved the rams and has a stuffed ram now. Go figure. When my Daddy was little the family lived in Wyoming and when I was a little girl my Dad took me there but I don't remember too much about it. Love these American Made fabrics. Thanks for sharing so fun Wyoming facts and pictures.

klstitches said...

Wyoming is definitely for someone who loves the great outdoors and oh so beautiful! We have traveled through your state several times, just love the mountains and rivers. Good for you for the plug to support our local quilt shops, I completely agree!!! I like your license plate design, it is simple and pretty, good job!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I've never been to Wyoming but your pictures look beautiful!

cbooth said...

Thanks for the tour of Wyoming!

Tinliz said...

Your photos are very beautiful. Unfortunately I have never been to your state. Thanks for the two chances to win Cloth Works fabric.

Anonymous said...

Love your plate! Wyoming is on my bucket list for sure! Donna (chavesdm@ msn.com)

Susan C said...

I have enjoyed touring our beautiful country through this blog tour. It has been interesting to learn about places I have never seen. Thank you for being a part of it!

Havplenty said...

i haven't visited your state yet but it is on my list of the 15 remaining US states to visit. That is a really nice license plate you created. Thanks for the Wyoming info.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

sunny said...

Thanks for the tour of WY. I was born and raised in the Black Hills of SD, so we were able to visit WY from time to time. Thanks for a chance to win! I can't wait to see all the license plates made into one quilt.

lindamid said...

Like your tour of Wyo. I like your design of your license plate. This has been a fun tour.

Sewing Sue said...

Thanks for the tour. I totally agree with supporting local merchants, whatever they are selling! Thank you for the giveaway chance.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great tour of your state. Thanks for participating and creating such a great plate.

Kat Scott said...

Love the beauty of Wyoming... one of my favorite places to vacation!

Michele said...

My SIL used to live in Cheyenne and we were lucky enough to visit during Frontier Days. Loved the pancakes and the parade.

desertskyquilts said...

What a wonderful blog post about Wyoming. Love the pictures. I have a good friend who lives in Hyattville, town of 100, south of Greybull. It's a beautiful area. Thanks so much for the chance to win your fabric pack, and the one from Clothworks! Great prizes. dezertsuz at gmail dot com

Chiska said...

I love your plate! I'm in Wyoming too and love your representation of it.

Nancy Evans said...

Nice plate. I especially like the mountains and love to spy the Antelope as I drive along the Southern Rockies.

Allison said...

Wyoming is such a beautiful state! And your license plate is great.

Sandi A. said...

I was just a toddler when we visited Wyoming. Someday, I'll go back! This American Made blog tour is really great, like taking a trip without leaving the house! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win those lovely fabrics!

WeedyMama said...

Long ago and far away I visited Wyoming. I think you would have to be a sturdy person to live there a lifetime. Loving this blog tour, and I'm off to check out your website. I have a wool project started.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great plate, love your Antelope it is fabulous. Thanks for the tour. I absolutely love Wyoming, one of my most favorite states to visit.

Amy said...

I had the pleasure of visiting Wyoming two years ago. Cheyenne was a lovely time, including a trip to the local quilt store. I love how you captured the mountains in your plate.

Diantha said...

So nice to see the pictures of your state. I'd love to visit, especially the Grand Tetons!
I live in Vermont, which just beats Wyoming in population. But Wyoming is so much larger in area!

Jean said...

Wyoming certainly is beautiful.

banjo795 said...

I didn't know much about Wyoming before, except that it is one of the square states out west! Thanks for the enlightening post and for the generous giveaway.

Lisa Marie said...

That Wyoming scenery looks gorgeous! Love your license plate, and thanks for the chance to win.

Marj said...

Your plate and state are both beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Lovely mountains! You have a beautiful state.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. I am a new bloglovin follower. Love your Wyoming block. Love to visit Wyoming where the West still lives. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Anonymous said...

This American Made blog tour has been so fun,I am learning so much...thank you for the giveaway....martamanole@yahoo.com

Quilting in the South said...

I love the Rockie Mountains. I have only seen them in Colorado. They look beautiful in your Wyoming photos.

debbicrowl said...

Your license plate is so beautifully made! The detail is amazing! I also love the info on your state. It's always fun to learn about our country. Thank you also for offering the giveaways. I appreciate you for offering the 2nd one also!

Cynthia Knapp said...

I hope to get to Wyoming some day! It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing about your state. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Karen said...

I visited Wyoming in my childhood and remember vividly seeing the Tetons as we drove through. I'm glad they made it onto your block.

LindaS said...

Love your block with the white capped mountains, nicely done! Wyoming is still on my bucket list, hope to get there soon.
Thanks!
dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

Love your block, especially the lettering. Looks great!

Abbigail said...

Love your block and your state! I've only been there once but enjoyed every minute of it. I'd sure like to go back for a longer stay. I also totally agree with supporting our small businesses and farmers. I try to buy from them whenever possible.

Pat V. said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos. I've always wanted to visit Grand Teton, maybe someday...

Quilting Tangent said...

Hi, from New York! Enjoy your wide open spaces and wildlife.
24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

Aunt TC said...

Wyoming's landscapes are beautiful. Thanks.

Marianne said...

Wyoming is definitely one of the most beautiful states! Thanks for the tour!

Claire said...

Really like your block.

GranChris said...

I love the wildlife of Wyoming but your Winter would kill me. You are a tough bunch of people. My hat's off to you. Wonderful plate.

Kathy L said...

Would love to visit Wyoming someday. Love your block.

Sarah or Semmy said...

Your tag represents Wyoming well. I will never forget seeing herds of elk and/or antelope racing down a straight strech of land. So very beautiful. Your mountains are really mountains! Tall and majestic.

brenda90159 said...

You are so correct that Wyoming is a beautiful state. I got to come through the state after leaving Yellowstone when I was younger. I love your block and thank you for the pattern.

Kathryn said...

Lucky you living on Wyoming. I love the wide open spaces.

Cocoplum said...

Thanks for the tour of Wyoming -- I really like your quilt block. info {at} cocoplumbeachhouse {dot} com.

Vicki H said...

I have been to the Grand Tetons when I was about 12. Very beautiful.

JoyceLM said...

Great license plate block. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

You do such wonderful quilting and design. AND your rugs are to beautiful for words. Kathi

teachpany said...

Great block! I'm enjoying this hop, and hope to visit Wyoming one day. Thanks.

Lisa E said...

I'm jealous of all your quilt shops in Wyoming. Thanks for telling us about your state.

dcargill said...

Loved the tour of your state & your block.

Kay said...

What a beautiful state you have - I hope to visit one day - your plate is awesome as well.....does it sound like I need a vacation!? Enjoy your day!

Jean said...

Your state is so lovely!

jean
jlickun@aol.com

tweety tweet said...

Very striking license plate, nice job on it and the tour. Would love to visit Wyoming. And I love that American Made Brand fabric is made in our wonderful USA. tweetyb936@aol.com

Sue Bennett said...

The blog tour has been so fun. I have learned things about all the states, even my own. Thanks for sharing with us.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

wendy said...

Very nice plate! It's nice to finally have some fabric made here in the US. Hope the sales for AMB are over the top! Thanks for a chance.

Lee said...

I love your block and the wildlife pictures! I think your state is awesome! thanks!

Karen Thurn said...

I have fond memories of camping by the Grand Tetons--it sure was cold in July. We took our foreign exchange student from Germany on vacation there and she was sure impressed with the beauty of your state. Nice job on the plate! Please enter me in both of your giveaways. kthurn@bektel.com

Michele T said...

Another wonderful and beautiful state to add to my places I must visit bucket list!! Your license plate is perfect!!

Linda said...

Hello Neighbor! Greetings from Montana! Love visiting your state!
Thanks for sharing in the AMB tour!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Allison Sews said...

Beautiful, I'd love to visit someday.

Teresa Van de Castle said...

Love the colors and epanseof Monatana! nice block
tsvande@gmail.com

MissPat said...

Great photos of the mountains. Never been to Wyoming so thanks for the tour.

earth visitor said...

Iowa here - I didn't know there was so much to see in Wyoming - every day I learn a bit about states that I didn't know before

allison pogany said...

Beautiful block! Will have to visit Wyoming someday
allisonpogany@gmail.com

Dee D said...

Your license plate is great - I love the antelope and the way you put the mountains in the background. It's been really fun to see what everyone has designed.

paula Cox said...

I love the way your mountains look real on your tag. Snow on the peaks and all. Paulacox7198@yahoo.com

Patty D from NC said...

Love your license plate block. You did a great job.

Winona said...

I love your license plate. Wyoming is on my list of states to visit some day.

Diane Beavers said...

Hi Sylvia,
Your license plate is so picturesque:) Thank you for enlightening me about the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Grand Teton Mountains and the Pronghorn. I feel the need to visit.
You're so right about supporting our local and US ranchers and farmers. Thank you for the opportunity to earn some USA Grown and made fabrics

Jennifer said...

Love your license plate block!

MAUREEN said...

Loved Wyoming when I last visited. I thought that it was absolutely beautiful. Love your plate too!

Mary Marcotte said...

Love the license plate. Those mountains are terrific. I want to see them in person. Especially now! I sure hope to see your beautiful state and enjoyed the tour. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jennifer Stutheit said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Our vacation next summer will be Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone :). This year it's Yosemite.

Sewgirl said...

Love your block, and love your wonderful state.. It sounds like a little slice of heaven!

Charlotta said...

What a totally beautiful block. And I bet your state is so much more beautiful. This blog tour has been the best and it has really made me want to take a road trip - or several road trips - to visit some of the many wonderful parts of this country I still haven't visited.
Everybody, you included, has done such a wonderful job introducing her state that it'll be awfully hard to decide where to go first!
Thank you.

Sarah said...

So beautiful! Thanks. sarah@forrussia.org

Rachell said...

nice to meet you and Wyoming!
I've only been to Yellowstone and through the main road through the Tetons to Utah, but I want to do more exploring of Wyoming.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Janet said...

I think I would like to visit Wyoming. It looks beautiful!

Lorri said...

I really like you block....the AMB tour has been really fun! I have learned so much information about all the states, and not just your typical info. The kind of things you can only learn from someone who lives there and loves it! Thanks for participating! :)

gab said...

You did a great job on your license plate. And thanks for giving us a chance to win - even your leftovers!!

Barbara Kanta said...

Your plate is SO Wyoming!

delaineelliott said...

I love your licence plate - very creative! Thanks!

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annmarie said...

I've driven through Wyoming - beautiful country - would like to spend more time there some day. Great block!

Jo said...

My husband and I have traveled around Wyoming on our motorcycles some, I have always enjoyed it. Great licence plate!

Needled Mom said...

We were just in Wyoming and it really is a beautiful state. Nice job on your plate.

Jill said...

Wyoming is the top of my list of states to visit. Thanks for sharing more info about your great state.

Vicki B said...

Love your block and Wyoming. We have relatives in Green River and make the trip every couple of years.

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Catherine Remus said...

Love your block! I remember going to Frontier Days when I was a child, good times!
Just in case... catremus@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

You're block is great! Wyoming is one of the most wonderful states in the nation. And everyone on the planet should visit Yellowstone at least once. Lots a-love from Idaho!

Carrie P. said...

Love your plate. One day I hope to visit Wyoming. It looks like a great place.

carla said...

Hi!!! I love your license plate block!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

I'm from the biggest state TExas - with one of largest populations. but I've been to Wyoming many times. Love your state. Love these AMB solids too.

Anonymous said...

I remember going to a rodeo in Cody many years ago when our children were small. Our son captured the ribbon of the calf tail and won a six pack of Sassapirila (don't know how to spell, don't have it here in Iowa). It was a fun evening. Good job on your license plate.
Jeanine Waal
twowaals@mahaska.org

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I have relatives in Wyoming and I have lived in both Montana and South Dakota. I love our part of the country :)

Peggy said...

We visited Wyoming a couple of years ago-went on my first horseback ride near Jackson Hole and up one of the ski-lifts. Beautiful country.
Thanks,
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

OhioLori said...

Love your license plate!!My husband used to go with friends from work every year..to hunt. He has two mounted heads of Antelopes he got there! :) was many years ago tho... lol

This Tour has been Awesome!

graysongal said...

Thank you for the tour and beautiful photos. I love Wyoming and want to see it again someday. And am excited about the American Made Brand!

Michele said...

Great block and it will look wonderful in the final quilt with all of our other blocks.

Geni Pickens said...

Wyoming is beautiful, would love to visit sometime!!

MooseStashQuilting said...

What an incredible plate you have designed. These solids are just wonderful!

Sandi Griepenstroh said...

Good job with your block! Sorry, I am just now commenting,but I have been out of town...Wyoming is a beautiful state, and your block captures it!

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Sylvia,
I ran out of time to see the last of the states in the AMB Tour until today. (I did Vermont's plate) I wanted to tell you how much I liked your license plate. My friends from Wyoming would love it too and I plan to make them one...from AMB fabric, of course.

Nellie Duclos said...

How can I get a copy of the Wyoming tour block. I was lucky to visit your beautiful state when I was a child. it would be fun to make a quilt with all the blocks. Thanks. Rosemary

Sylvia said...

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5-P1woulmcVaUtkejA0YnU1Y1k&usp=sharing
This is the link to the pattern for the Wyoming block. Or read the blog and on the word "here" you can click and it will take you to the link above.