Portrait of a Rolling Stone.

On this day in 1949, American portrait photographer Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the third of six children.Leibovitz started her career working for the newly launched Rolling Stone Magazine in 1970. Her work includes many intimate celebrity portraits, including one of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for a 1980 Rolling Stones cover, the last professional photo of Lennon to be taken before he was shot and killed five hours later.

Fannie Hershberger Plank, made this Rolling Stone (or Broken Wheel) quilt around 1921 in the Amish community of Arthur, Illinois.  The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted, and is now in the collection of the Illinois State Museum.

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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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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