Five decades of the Beatles and Ronald.

On this day in 1964, the Beatles were greeted at New York’s Kennedy airport by 3,000 adoring fans on their first visit to the U.S. The “Fab Four” were all in their early twenties and had just scored their first number one hit on the American pop charts, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

Susan P. Nattrass and Sylvia Blade, both of Hudson, Florida, collaborated on this block quilt in 2008 for Nattrass’s husband Ronald on the occasion of his 59th birthday. Ronald, a retired fire chief, documented the quilt, titled “You say its your birthday’ (Beatles White Album)” in 2010 as part of the Florida Quilt Project.

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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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