she might post these images. Here is a rendering of her stitching up the first American flag. Next is a depiction of her presenting her beautiful piece to the leaders of the Continental Congress. And last is the wonderful thirteen-star symbol of our independence and freedom.
Many historians refute Betsy's legacy as more fable than fact, but I choose to believe that this fellow-stitcher contributed significantly to the spirit of our nation. Her story is so intriguing. She chose to marry outside her faith and was "read out" by her Quaker congregation--irrevocably shunned. She and her husband struggled to keep an upholstery business afloat when fabric was not all that easy to come by. Being asked by the leaders of our fledgling nation to sew a flag to carry us into our quest for independence must have been a great honor. Visit the Betsy Ross homepage for a fascinating insight into this stitcher's life and times. You can tour her house in Philadelphia and learn how to cut a 5-pointed star in one snip! And, I'm pretty sure if she were alive today, she'd be a quilter!!!
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