Rolling Stone.

On this day in 1972, Motown Records pop sensation, the Temptations, earn a #1 hit with their song Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”  The five-man group was formed in the 1960’s in Detroit, Michigan and hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 38 songs.

Sovilla Mast Schrock, a member of the Arthur, Illinois Amish community, made this Rolling Stone (or Rolling Star) quilt around 1940. Schrock machine pieced and hand quilted the 74” x 85” quilt that is now part of the permanent collection of the Illinois State Museum.

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.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-temptations-earn-their-final-1-hit-with-quotpapa-was-a-rolling-stonequot

 


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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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