On this day in 1938, the Benny Goodman Orchestra played a revolutionary concert in New York City’s famous Carnegie Hall, previously reserved for classical performances. The extravagant music hall, a vision of wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie, opened in 1891 and was lauded as “an incentive for culture.”

Margaret Carnegie hand appliqued, embroidered and quilted this Floral Bouquet quilt with scalloped edges in 1928. She started the quilt while in Ohio and finished it in New Jersey. Carnegie’s daughter documented the quilt in 1990 as part of the Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance