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Born in Mississippi.

On this day in 1955, Tennessee Williams’ play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened in New York City.  Williams was born in Columbia, Mississippi and overcame sickness and an abusive father to become a paid writer by the time he was 17.

Lovenia Toliver of Mississippi hand pieced and quilted this Crazy Quilt between 1950-1975. The quilt is foundation pieced with fabrics that include burlap bags, old blankets, denim and other cottons. Toliver’s family member documented it during the Wisconsin Quilt History Project.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-opens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Williams
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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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