On this Day in History Quilts 2013: February 8

Slam Dunk.
On this day in 1986 Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb won the NBA slam dunk contest. At 5’ 7” Webb was one of the shortest players in the history of professional basketball to win the contest, beating out his teammate, 6’ 8” Dominique Wilkins.1C-3B-1062.8.13

This visual powerhouse also comes in a small package. Sharon Norbutas of Camarillo, California made this 19.75” x 19.75” wall quilt titled “Bias Miniature I” in 2006. The quilt is now part of the “Oh Wow! Miniature Quilt Collection” at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

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.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

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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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