My mother was born and raised in the Sapulpa area.... (a little town near Tulsa for those not familiar with Oklahoma geography) and she was about the only one in her family to leave Oklahoma when she and my dad married, thus the reason I was born and raised in Alabama, though now live in South Carolina. I recall many many happy times visiting my Oklahoma side of the family during all my childhood years. We would sometimes spend a month of the summer's out there. My husband's son and his wife are in Oklahoma City, so that's a neat connection now too. My cousin, who this quilt will be for, is around Sand Springs. If you click http://pieceworktreasures.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-road-to-oklahoma.html you will see a couple of old Oklahoma photos of my grandparents and I wrote a little more about the history. You might also be interested to know the block I am using for this quilt is called 'Road to Oklahoma' and dates to the mid-1800s. At that link I also included links to more historical information about this particular quilt block. It seems our world is small and connected in so many ways!