Quilt Around the Clock.

On This Day in History Quilt for April 12.

On this day in 1954 rock and roll pioneers Bill Haley and the Comets recorded “Rock Around the Clock” in only two takes. The final 40 seconds of the song includes a guitar solo performed by session guitarist Danny Cedrone was paid $31 for his work that night.


Minnesota quiltmaker Michelle Fairchild made this quilt, titled “Give Thanks” for the 2011 Quilt Alliance contest. The mixed media quilt includes a working clock and is an homage to her fellow quilters: “This quilt is dedicated to all the Quilters and Designers from beginners to advanced to say “Thank You” for all your hard work…” Fairchild incorporated tools and concerns of today’s quiltmakers: a camera, quilt design software, reminders to make charity quilts, and even three little fairies to help out (because there’s never enough time)!

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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About quiltalliance

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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