On This Day in History Quilt for March 26:
On this day in 1930, Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso. She was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. In 2009 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. Her husband John Jay O’Connor suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for nearly 20 years until his death, and Justice O’Connor has devoted herself to raising awareness of the disease.
Nancy Brenan Daniel of Prescott, Arizona made this quilt titled “Research Now…There’s Still Time.” This quilt was part of the special exhibit, “Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece,” that debuted at the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Exposition in Nashville, TN in August 2006. From Daniel’s artist statement: “This quilt is dedicated to research – and those who do the research. I hope that soon all daughters and sons, grandchildren and spouses will have their loved ones totally present until it is there time to leave this earth.” The quilt is now in the collection of the Michigan State University Museum.
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.
Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance