On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick near Beaumont, Texas, created a very large gusher of crude oil, launching the American oil industry.

Jo Budd of Bungay, Suffolk, England made this art quilt, titled “Oil Rig” between 1996-98. The piece, which measures 125.5” x 98.25” is hand painted and dyed and hand pieced, and is part of the permanent collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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