Today is my day for the American Made Brand blog tour. I am so excited and honored to be representing Kentucky. I was born and raised here. I have lived in a few different states and in Germany twice, but I live in the same neighborhood I grew up in now. Our youngest daughter lives down the street and our oldest one is moving two houses down in a few weeks. We love it here and can't imagine making our home any where else.
Kentucky has so much to offer and is such a beautiful state. Nearly 95% of the world's bourbon is made in Kentucky. My maiden name is Beam, so you can be sure that I know this first hand.
Colonel Sanders was a real person and he developed his famous recipe for KFC in Corbin, KY.
The Corvette is produced in Bowling Green, KY. Recently, there was a giant sinkhole in their museum, which engulfed eight vintage Corvettes. They have all been recovered and the museum is considering making the sinkhole a permanent part of the museum.
Mammoth Cave is the largest cave system in the world. And the U.S.'s second oldest tourist attraction only behind Niagara Falls.
The Louisville Slugger baseball bat is produced right here in Louisville. It is home to the world's largest bat.
Kentucky is home to the world's largest fireworks display. Thunder Over Louisville kicks off the Kentucky Derby festival each year. More than five times the crowd for the Derby attends Thunder each year.
The Kentucky Derby is "the fastest two minutes in sports". It is the first leg of the Triple Crown. People from all over the world come to see the horse race. Women in hats are everywhere. And the infield crowd is there for a great time.
This brings me to my quilt block. I chose the dark aqua color for the state because it represents bluegrass. The horse is my simplified version of the great horse race. I added the year the state came into the union at the bottom of the plate.
Don't forget to visit all the other bloggers and be sure to visit today's other blogger, my neighbor, Tennessee's page. http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/
And now for the fun part - two giveaways!
AMB is giving away a fat quarter bundle of their wonderful cotton solids. These beautiful fabrics are amazingly vibrant and fantastic to work with.
This giveaway is open to everyone in the United States. To enter just leave a comment on my blog. For an extra chance to win just follow me. Make sure I can contact you! For a second giveaway, I will be giving away a charm pack of these beautiful colors not including white, since I used all of it making my license plate. I'll be adding a few personal goodies from Kentucky. I will draw the winning entry on Saturday.
And make sure to check out all the other blogs along the way. Be sure to check back after all the blocks are made to see the finished quilt.