|Kansas University Jayhawk|
My personal opinion is that Jawhawk became Jayhawk because it was easier to say. Maybe those quilters in Kansas can enlighten me. YourDictionary says that the origin of the word jayhawk is "the name of a fictional bird, half bluejay and half sparrowhawk, mascot of the University of Kansas." And here is his picture. He's kinda cute!
|Jawhawks quilt block|
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- "I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright."
~ Stephen King
- "Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses."
~ Dale Carnegie
- "A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."
~ Chinese Proverb
but let's not forget about Kansas
- "When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas."
~ John Updike
'Jawhawks' quilt block image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
'Jayhawk' image courtesy printablecolouringpages.co.uk