On this day in 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C. for “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”

Rosabeth Schupack of Grand Blanc, Michigan made this hand appliqued and quilted wall hanging, titled “National Geographic,” in 1981. Schupack documented her quilt as part of the (still ongoing) Michigan Quilt Project in 1987. Schupack’s comments are included in this Quilt Index record: “Gives quilts to friends first grandchild, some relatives marriages or babies. Originally because I enjoy sewing and ‘making things.’ … I found that all artistic values in painting, decoupage, needlepoint, etc. are available to and enhanced in quilting.”

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