Full and Change of Moon

On this day in 1971, Apollo 14, piloted by Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on the third U.S. mission to the moon. Apollo 14 returned safely to Earth on February 9 with 96 pounds of lunar samples collected by the astronauts.

Ann Johnson Armstrong (1865-1930) of Hickman County in western Kentucky made this “Full and Change of Moon” quilt between 1876-1900. The quilt was documented during the Kentucky Quilt Project.

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/iapollo-14i-departs-for-the-moon


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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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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