The Sesquicentennial Quilt was created by the California
Heritage Quilt Project to honor California’s 150th anniversary of
U.S. statehood in 2000.
Featuring vignettes depicting unique characteristics of the
state’s 58 counties, the quilt was hand-stitched by more than 230
applique artists across California under the guidance of lead
designers Ellen Heck and Zena Thorpe and organizer Helen