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On this Day in History Quilts 2013: January 9

Quilts, Fleming Quilts. (for my Bond fans)
On this day in 1965 Goldfinger, the seventh book in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series debuted in theaters across the United States. Fleming (1908-1964), who came from a wealthy family in London, worked as a foreign correspondent, stockbroker and personal assistant to Britain’s director of naval intelligence during World War II, and drew inspiration and details from this exciting work to create the best selling Bond novels.

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This Lone Star, or Tumbling Blocks variation, was hand quilted by Mrs. Bell Fleming of Land of the Lakes, Fleming Hill, Kentucky in the 1870’s. The quilt was documented by the Kentucky Quilt Project and contributed to The Quilt Index by the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center.

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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/bond-movie-features-aston-martin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfinger_%28novel%29

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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