Gifts from the Goodall’s.

On This Day in History Quilt for April 3.

On this day in 1934, Jane Goodall, the renowned British expert on chimpanzees, was born in London, England. Goodall’s love of animals began early and at age 26, she traveled to Tanzania equipped only with binoculars and a notebook, to begin studying the wild chimpanzees. In 2002, Goodall was named a UN Messenger of Peace for her “dedication to what is best in mankind.”


Alice Goodall Pierce of Hitchcock, Nebraska pieced and hand quilted this wool Whirling Hexagon (Brackman # 0245) quilt for a family member in 1940. The quilt was documented in 1987 during the Nebraska Quilt Project (19 years after Pierce’s death).

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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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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