Airmen and Aeroplanes.

On this day in 1942, the Army Air Corps’ 100th Pursuit Squadron was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The “Tuskegee Airmen” were the first African Americans called to serve as airmen in the U. S. military. Before this date they were denied training and opportunities due their race.

An unknown quiltmaker hand and machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted this Airplane baby quilt in West Virginia in 1925. The owner documented the quilt during the West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search.

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/toni-morrisons-birthday
http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/736076-beloved
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beloved_%28novel%29


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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2 thoughts on “Airmen and Aeroplanes.

  1. Wonderful quilt, and thanks for the reminder of the Tuskegee Airmen. They were real heroes in so many ways. I’m especially appreciative, as my son is now in pilot training. I hope he never endures what they did in war.

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