Apple Bytes and Blossoms.

On this day in 1976, Apple Computer, Inc. was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Their first product was the Apple I personal computer kit, hand-built by Wozniak, offered for sale at $666.66 (with inflation that would be $2,723 today). Apple, Inc. (“Computer” was dropped), was incorporated in early 1977 after Wayne sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800. In 2012 the company’s value reached a world-record $624 billion dollars.

Hattie Lawton of St. Thomas, Ontario in Canada hand appliqued and hand quilted this Apple Blossom quilt in 1989. From this Quilt Index record:

This quilt was given to the OAAS (Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies) and winner received $600.00. It competed at the Aylmer & East Elgin Fair, which was the first step to becoming a grand champion winner. The (Canada Packers) competition started in 1979 and completed in 1997. It is #12 of 19 quilts.

This quilt was documented by the Country Heritage Park in 2012. Country Heritage Park is an interactive heritage park depicting the evolution of agriculture and rural life in Ontario over the last 170 years.

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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