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On this Day in History Quilts 2013: January 10

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.

1E-3D-23A8_1.13.13This 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.

Sources:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotconvoyquot-by-cw-mccall-is-the-351-song-on-the-us-pop-charts
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/cw+mccall/convoy_20026575.html

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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