On this day in 1964, American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk was featured on the cover of Time magazine. Monk’s unorthodox approach to piano and unique improvisational style made him the second-most recorded jazz musician after Duke Ellington. Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1917, but moved with his family to New York City at the age of 5.

This quilt was also born in Rocky Mount, NC. Annie Bryant made this scrappy Log Cabin in 1925. She hand pieced and hand quilted it with cotton, wool and linen and wrote the recipient, her granddaughter’s initials in ink. The quilt was documented by Bryant’s granddaughter in 1986 during the North Carolina Quilt Project, who said, “She just wanted to give us something.”

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance