On this Day in History Quilts 2013: January 10

10-4, Good Quilters!
On this day in 1976 the number one hit on the U.S. pop charts was “Convoy” by C.W. McCall (actually a pen name for an Omaha advertising executive, Bill Fries).  At the time the mid-70’s trucking/CB radio craze was at its height. The song inspired a movie by the same name starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw and Ernest Borgnine.

1E-3D-23A8_1.13.13This lap quilt, made for a fundraiser, is titled “Milwaukee Clipper Night Skies” and was pieced by Peggy Iverson of Fruitport, Michigan in 2008, and quilted by Carol Hustier. Iverson started quilting as a teenager and has worked as a trucker and a factory worker.

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/quotconvoyquot-by-cw-mccall-is-the-351-song-on-the-us-pop-charts
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/cw+mccall/convoy_20026575.html

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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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