Singing Corners.

On this day in 1991, Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti gave a free concert in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate his 30 years in opera. Because of a rainstorm, only 100,000 of the expected 250,000 spectators attended the concert. It was still the biggest turnout at Hyde Park since the Rolling Stones performed there in 1969.

Minnie Carter Martin, who worked days ‹in a lumber mill, handmade this quilt in 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The pattern name is called Swallow’s Nest, alternately called Turkey Tracks or Singing Corners. Martin made the quilt for her great niece, who documented the quilt during the Quilts of Tennessee project.

Detail view.

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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