Now you can celebrate your family heritage by making a beautiful quilt to represent the places you've lived and loved, or the states you've visited. This amazing guide shows, step by step, how to create your own personal story using pieced blocks, appliquéd borders, and your own home computer! First, expert quilter Barbara Brackman documents the history of state quilt blocks with dozens of old photos, postcards, and state lore. Next, she demonstrates the basics of appliqué and quilt construction and provides 11 stunning examples for your next project. This guide also includes a CD-ROM with over 500 pieced blocks representing the US states and Canadian provinces, as well as Electric Quilt's Magic Book, which helps you plan your quilt, choose blocks, and print out the patterns from your computer.