On this day in 1952, Great Britain’s King George VI passed away in his sleep, and the crown was passed on to his oldest daughter Elizabeth, age 25 at the time. Her Majesty The Queen, known to her family in childhood as Lilibet, is a lifelong animal lover with a special interest in thoroughbred equestrian events.


Emma Wood of New Hope Township, North Carolina made this Queen Victoria’s Fan quilt around 1880. The quilt was pieced and appliqued by hand and machine and hand quilted. Wood’s niece-in-law herited the quilt and documented it in 1986 as part of the North Carolina Quilt Project.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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