I Fall to Pieces (for this quilt).

On this day in 1957, country music legend Patsy Cline made her national television debut on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” show, singing the now-famous song, “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia in 1932.

This Medallion quilt top was made by Amelia Heiskell Lauck around 1820 in Winchester, Virginia. From this Quilt Index record: “Amelia Heiskell [1760-1842] was the wife of Peter Lauck [1754-1839]a Revolutionary War veteran who ran the Red Lion Inn in Winchester Virginia. They had eleven children, six that lived to adulthood. Four extremely similar quilts made by her survive. Three are inscribed to three of her chiildren. Two are in the DAR Museum collection, two are in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg.”

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
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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