Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty National Monument Quilt Block designed by Susan Davis. Susan is the owner of Olde America Antiques and American Quilt Blocks She has created unique quilt block designs to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. These are the first quilt blocks designed specifically for America's national parks and are new to the quilting hobby.
The Statue of Liberty is a renowned symbol of America, yet at its introduction it was not well received by the American public. France offered to pay for the sculpture, if the American public would finance its pedestal. France was able to raise 400,000 dollars while American contributions fell short. Here is a picture of Liberty’s torch arm exhibited for the purpose of raising money.
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832 – December 27, 1923) A French engineer Gustave, was nicknamed the "magician of iron" after finishing the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889. Eiffel was an engineering success around Europe prior to the construction of the tower, erecting bridges and arches in metals. His work can also be seen in the frame of the Statue of Liberty