On this day in 1965, American actress and model Brooke Shields was born in New York City. At only 14 Shields did a controversial commercial for Calvin Klein jeans with the tagline, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.”
Mamie Lee Bryan made this strip quilt that includes a jeans pocket between 1976-1999. “This quilt was documented during a research project to identify and document practitioners of traditional customs in the communities of North Carolina and Virginia along a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The project was conducted by the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center in cooperation with the National Park Service.”
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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance