On this day in 1936, postmodern dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown was born in Aberdeen, Washington.  Brown founded the avant-garde Judson Dance Theater in 1962. She has collaborated with artists Robert Rauschenberg and Laurie Anderson, including the piece “If you couldn’t see me” (1984) danced entirely with her back to the audience.  Brown was the first female choreographer to receive the coveted MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Award.”

Barbara Kilbourn of Ann Arbor, Michigan made this 42” x 42” quilt, titled “The Dance,” in 1996 for the American Quilters Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky. The quilt is Kilbourn’s original design and was machine pieced and appliqued and machine quilted. Kilbourn documented the quilt as part of the Michigan Quilt Project.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance