Bridges and Stitches from San Fran.

On this day in 1937, the city of San Francisco celebrated the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge, spanning 4,200 feet from San Francisco to Marin County, was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.

Mike McNamara of San Francisco made this quilt, titled “Invite Us to Your Next Blowout,” in 2012 for the Quilt Alliance’s “Home Is Where the Quilt Is contest.” Mike’s artist statement: “My dad had a tire company and he and my mom created a very fun home and lively life. To this day I love the smell of new tires.”

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.


Don’t miss your chance to enter this year’s Quilt Alliance quilt contest! Postmark deadline for the 2014 “Inspired By” contest is June 1. More information and entry form here.

Professional judges will select the Handi Quilter Grand Prize and the winner will receive a HQ Sweet Sixteen longarm sit-down machine package (machine, table and bobbin winder) by Handi Quilter, Inc.  Prize includes training by a local Handi Quilter retailer.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

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About quiltalliance

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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