On this day in 1944, American singer, songwriter and actress Gladys Maria Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Knight began singing with her brothers and sisters at age 8; they called themselves “the Pips.” The family opened for R&B legends in the 1950’s and crossed over to pop music when they signed with Motown Records in the 1960’s.

Gladys S. Kamberger of Buffalo, Wyoming, machine pieced and hand quilted this green and yellow “Rob Peter to Pay Paul” quilt in 1996. Fabrics used (although it’s hard to see in this photo) include floral and solid cottons. Noted in this Quilt Index record:

This was a “quilt as you go” pattern from a magazine, in which there were 19 different “chunks” of motifs sewn together on the diagonal, starting with the upper left corner.

Kamberger documented her quilt in 2002 as part of the Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.

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.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

See You in June for Month Three!

Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in the Quilt Alliance’s Birthday Block of the Month so far! We’ve made two very different but complementary blocks together and we can’t wait to make more. Join us next month as we make a block designed by Pat Sloan — we’ll send instructions out on the 15th.

Be sure to tag @quiltalliance and @zakfoster.quilts on Instagram with your block photos this month, and use the hashtag #QuiltAllianceBOM (or email us a photo of your block at blockparty@quiltalliance.org). And leave any questions about this month’s block in the comments below!


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