ABC News 27 | Feature | Michella Drapac | 7/23/19

Artist Making Collaborative Flag Stops in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Marilyn Artus has always loved to sew.

“My mother was just constantly on her sewing machine, so it was just a part of my life from the moment I came home from the hospital, really,” said Artus.

That same passion is the reason she’s traveling the country.

“I think it’s so amazing that she’s doing this. I have tons of ideas and I think we all do. We wake up in the middle of the night and think wouldn’t that be cool? But Marilyn actually did it,” said Jameela Wahlgren.

Harrisburg is stop number seven of Artus’s journey, which started in June.

“I’m going in order of ratification,” said Artus.

She’s visiting all 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. She’s building a flag along the way.

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