On this day in 1937, the city of San Francisco celebrated the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge, spanning 4,200 feet from San Francisco to Marin County, was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.

Mike McNamara of San Francisco made this quilt, titled “Invite Us to Your Next Blowout,” in 2012 for the Quilt Alliance’s “Home Is Where the Quilt Is contest.” Mike’s artist statement: “My dad had a tire company and he and my mom created a very fun home and lively life. To this day I love the smell of new tires.”

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Don’t miss your chance to enter this year’s Quilt Alliance quilt contest! Postmark deadline for the 2014 “Inspired By” contest is June 1. More information and entry form here.

Professional judges will select the Handi Quilter Grand Prize and the winner will receive a HQ Sweet Sixteen longarm sit-down machine package (machine, table and bobbin winder) by Handi Quilter, Inc.  Prize includes training by a local Handi Quilter retailer.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance