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On this Day in History Quilts 2013: February 8

Slam Dunk.
On this day in 1986 Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb won the NBA slam dunk contest. At 5’ 7” Webb was one of the shortest players in the history of professional basketball to win the contest, beating out his teammate, 6’ 8” Dominique Wilkins.1C-3B-1062.8.13

This visual powerhouse also comes in a small package. Sharon Norbutas of Camarillo, California made this 19.75” x 19.75” wall quilt titled “Bias Miniature I” in 2006. The quilt is now part of the “Oh Wow! Miniature Quilt Collection” at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

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/spud-webb-wins-dunk-contest

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

COMMENTS (2)

Amy, Your posts are always informative and fun to read 🙂

    Thank you, Margarita!! I love putting them together.

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