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A Plane, Some Bikes and a Lone Star Quilt.

On this day in 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Ohio natives Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight of a gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane. The first flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. The Wright’s day job back in Dayton, Ohio was building, selling and repairing bicycles.

This Lone Star quilt was pieced by [unknown first name] Smith and quilted by Margaret Shuping from Dayton, Ohio in the 1940’s. The current owner of the quilt documented the quilt during the North Carolina Quilt Project in Hendersonville, N.C. in 1985.

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/first-airplane-flies


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