On this day in 1933, Sylvia Leigh Doane (Milne) was born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Her father, John, was a doctor who made house calls and her mother, Gertrude, was a college educated mother of four who sewed many of her own clothes. Sylvia’s favorite place in Mansfield: the town library, a short walk down the block from her Victorian home. Happy Birthday, Mom, from The Quilt Index and your girl! Thanks for teaching me to love libraries and stories and a bunch of other great stuff.

Susan Nattrass and Sylvia Blade of Hudson Florida made this quilt, titled “You Say It’s Your Birthday (from the Beatles White Album)” in 2008 for Nattrass’s husband on the occasion of his 59th birthday. Mr. Nattrass documented the quilt in 2010 during the Florida 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