Finding Wonderland.

On this day in 1862, mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewiss Carroll) sent 10-year-old Alice Liddell a handwritten manuscript called “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. Alice and her siblings, the children of one of Dodgson’s colleagues, loved to hear Dodgeson’s stories and insisted that he write them down.

This quilt was made by Susan Poliquin of Schertz, Texas for the Quilt Alliance’s 2012 “Home Is Where the Quilt Is” contest. Poliquin’s artist’s statement: “Throughout my childhood I remember reading fairy tales. Reading them had a way of taking me to another land and allowing me to become a part of something unearthly. It spurred my imagination and helped develop my creativity. Over the year, as adulthood and responsibilities set in, I got away from this. It was nice to revisit that part of my life, if only for a short time, through the making of this quilt.”

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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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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