On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll,” died of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 42.
This 79” x 49” quilted portrait of Elvis was made by Alabama artist Yvonne Wells in 1991, and was added to The Quilt Index by the Kentucky Quilt Project.
View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). And leave any questions about this month’s block in the comments below!