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.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance