10-4, Good Quilters!
On this day in 1976 the number one hit on the U.S. pop charts was “Convoy” by C.W. McCall (actually a pen name for an Omaha advertising executive, Bill Fries). At the time the mid-70’s trucking/CB radio craze was at its height. The song inspired a movie by the same name starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw and Ernest Borgnine.
This lap quilt, made for a fundraiser, is titled “Milwaukee Clipper Night Skies” and was pieced by Peggy Iverson of Fruitport, Michigan in 2008, and quilted by Carol Hustier. Iverson started quilting as a teenager and has worked as a trucker and a factory worker.
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.
Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance