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Miracle on Ice

On This Day in History Quilt for February 22:

On this day in 1980 the United States hockey team defeated the Soviet Union team, four-time defenders of the Olympic gold medal in the event. Two days later the U.S. team performed a “miracle on ice” by beating the Finland team to earn an Olympic gold medal.
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Elsie Vredenburg of Tustin, Michigan made this quilt, titled “Ice Fantasia,” in 1989. The machine pieced and hand quilted piece is part of the Founders Collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  The quilt won Second place in the Theme category of the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show in 1990.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about it’s history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.

Sources:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-hockey-team-makes-miracle-on-ice

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
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