On this day in 2002, former President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize. Carter, a peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia, served one term as U.S. President between 1977-1981. Carter and his wife Rosalynn created the human-rights focused Carter Center in Atlanta in 1982, and since 1984 they have worked with Habitat for Humanity to build homes and raise awareness of homelessness.
Mariah Davenport of Plains, Georgia hand pieced and hand quilted this Carpenter’s Wheel quilt between 1800-1849. The owner inherited the quilt and documented it as part of the Florida Quilt Project.
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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance