Queens and Quilts named for Queens.

On this day in 1952, Great Britain’s King George VI passed away in his sleep, and the crown was passed on to his oldest daughter Elizabeth, age 25 at the time. Her Majesty The Queen, known to her family in childhood as Lilibet, is a lifelong animal lover with a special interest in thoroughbred equestrian events.

 

Emma Wood of New Hope Township, North Carolina made this Queen Victoria’s Fan quilt around 1880. The quilt was pieced and appliqued by hand and machine and hand quilted. Wood’s niece-in-law herited the quilt and documented it in 1986 as part of the North Carolina 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/elizabeth-becomes-queen
http://www.royal.gov.uk/HMTheQueen/Interests/Overview.aspx


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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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