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Finding Wonderland.

On this day in 1862, mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewiss Carroll) sent 10-year-old Alice Liddell a handwritten manuscript called “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. Alice and her siblings, the children of one of Dodgson’s colleagues, loved to hear Dodgeson’s stories and insisted that he write them down.

This quilt was made by Susan Poliquin of Schertz, Texas for the Quilt Alliance’s 2012 “Home Is Where the Quilt Is” contest. Poliquin’s artist’s statement: “Throughout my childhood I remember reading fairy tales. Reading them had a way of taking me to another land and allowing me to become a part of something unearthly. It spurred my imagination and helped develop my creativity. Over the year, as adulthood and responsibilities set in, I got away from this. It was nice to revisit that part of my life, if only for a short time, through the making of this quilt.”

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/alice-in-wonderland-manuscript-is-sent-as-a-christmas-present


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