Cigar – In Front.

On this day in 1973, the three-year-old chestnut thoroughbred from Doswell, Virginia named Secretariat became the first horse since 1948 to win the coveted Triple Crown—the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.

Shirley P. Kelly of Colden, New York, hand appliqued and machine quilted this 14.75” x 21.25” quilt, titled “Cigar – In Front” in 2006. The piece is now part of The Oh Wow! Miniature Quilt Collection at the National Quilt Museum assembled by Bill Schroeder with assistance from Klaudeen Hansen of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. All quilts in the collection were donated to the museum.

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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