Velvet Underground.

On this day in 1970, native New Yorker Lou Reed, front man of the pioneering rock band the Velvet Underground, gave his final performance with the band. Velvet Underground’s four studio albums have been widely influential for the past four decades, inspiring artists who weren’t even born at the time of the records’ release.

This machine pieced silk velvet and satin Scrap Fans Crazy quilt was made by an unknown Connecticut quiltmaker. It was documented at the Massacoh Plantation in 1995 during the Connecticut Quilt Search Project. There are more than 2,400 quilt records in The Quilt Index that list velvet as the fabric type.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about its 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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