To honor the state’s sesquicentennial in 2000, the California
Heritage Quilt Project stitched together the work of over 230
appliqué artists for the creation of a quilt to commemorate
California’s 150 years of statehood as coordinated by Helen
Under the guidance of lead designers Ellen Heck and Zena Thorpe,
the Sesquicentennial Quilt features a series of vignettes
representing the state’s 58 counties as a celebration of
California’s diversity, history and culture.