After World War II and especially after statehood was granted in 1959, Hawaii became an popular tourist destination for mainland Americans. Industries grew up around making souvenirs for these tourists to take home to the continental United States. Aloha shirts and muu-muu dresses became top sellers and often featured brightly colored tropical prints. Scraps from this garment industry found their way into quilts, often in irregularly pieced, Crazy style formats.
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