yes, we DID have an earthquake right here in maine and yes, it does happen occasionally, meaning one that is noticeable. the shaking went on for about 20-30 seconds, seemed like much longer, and when it stopped, well, everything was normal...no damage of any kind! my coworker explained that was why she left california, fear of dying in an earthquake, and i told her in maine one would be more likely to die of freezing than an earthquake. we do have geological faults but they have been dormant for millions of years, so this was just a run-of-the-mill, earth-moving kind of quake. might be 5-10 years before we have another and that wouldn't surprise anyone. **** and it is also true that i have finished applique on the 9 blocks of various reproduction reds. now to put the piece together and quilt. doubt it will be this year, though. it's a 2013 UFO for sure!