On This Day in History Quilt for April 22.

On this day in 1970 the first Earth Day was celebrated to increase awareness of the world’s environmental problems. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin came up with the idea hoping to pull together grassroots environmental groups and increase ecological awareness.


Evelyn F. (Berg) Klug of Cedarsburg, Wisconsin made this watercolor quilt titled “Backyard Gone Wild” around 1998. It was inspired by a trip to Monet’s gardens. Klug documented the quilt in 2002 as part of the Wisconsin Quilt History Project.

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.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance