Peter, Paul and Gladys.

On this day in 1944, American singer, songwriter and actress Gladys Maria Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Knight began singing with her brothers and sisters at age 8; they called themselves “the Pips.” The family opened for R&B legends in the 1950’s and crossed over to pop music when they signed with Motown Records in the 1960’s.

Gladys S. Kamberger of Buffalo, Wyoming, machine pieced and hand quilted this green and yellow “Rob Peter to Pay Paul” quilt in 1996. Fabrics used (although it’s hard to see in this photo) include floral and solid cottons. Noted in this Quilt Index record:

This was a “quilt as you go” pattern from a magazine, in which there were 19 different “chunks” of motifs sewn together on the diagonal, starting with the upper left corner.

Kamberger documented her quilt in 2002 as part of the Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.

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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