On this Day in History Quilts 2013: January 9

Quilts, Fleming Quilts. (for my Bond fans)
On this day in 1965 Goldfinger, the seventh book in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series debuted in theaters across the United States. Fleming (1908-1964), who came from a wealthy family in London, worked as a foreign correspondent, stockbroker and personal assistant to Britain’s director of naval intelligence during World War II, and drew inspiration and details from this exciting work to create the best selling Bond novels.

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This Lone Star, or Tumbling Blocks variation, was hand quilted by Mrs. Bell Fleming of Land of the Lakes, Fleming Hill, Kentucky in the 1870’s. The quilt was documented by the Kentucky Quilt Project and contributed to The Quilt Index by the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center.

View this quilt
on The Quilt Index to read more about it’s history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.

Sources:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bond-movie-features-aston-martin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfinger_%28novel%29

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

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