Quilt Around the Clock.

On This Day in History Quilt for April 12.

On this day in 1954 rock and roll pioneers Bill Haley and the Comets recorded “Rock Around the Clock” in only two takes. The final 40 seconds of the song includes a guitar solo performed by session guitarist Danny Cedrone was paid $31 for his work that night.


Minnesota quiltmaker Michelle Fairchild made this quilt, titled “Give Thanks” for the 2011 Quilt Alliance contest. The mixed media quilt includes a working clock and is an homage to her fellow quilters: “This quilt is dedicated to all the Quilters and Designers from beginners to advanced to say “Thank You” for all your hard work…” Fairchild incorporated tools and concerns of today’s quiltmakers: a camera, quilt design software, reminders to make charity quilts, and even three little fairies to help out (because there’s never enough time)!

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.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

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