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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Quilt Title: Corona II: Solar Eclipse, 1989

Quiltmaker: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Lead Artist/Muralist: Char Downs, Pinecone Gallery, 2017

 

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Quilt City USA Murals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, May 1, 2021
1. Quilt City USA Murals Marker
Inscription.  Corona II, Solar Eclipse won the AQS Best of Show at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah. This quilt was the first machine-quilted quilt to to win the top award. It was voted one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century and has been published at least 40 times. The quilt was inspired by childhood memories of seeing movies of the solar eclipse in grade school. It is Caryl's feelings about the power of the sun, rather than an exact representation of what a scientist might see through a telescope. This quilt is made of 100% cotton, hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and machine quilted with monofilament threat.

Collection of the National Quilt Museum
Grant from The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation
 
Erected 2020 by National Quilt Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 37° 5.549′ N, 88° 36.148′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Park Avenue just west of North 4th
Corona II: Solar Eclipse Quilt (1989) image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, May 1, 2021
2. Corona II: Solar Eclipse Quilt (1989)
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Street, on the left when traveling west. The marker lies along the flood wall, at the parking lot for the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Park Ave, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quilt Title: …And Our Flag Was Still There!, 2013 (here, next to this marker); 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flood Wall / The 1937 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Albert Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); A Paducah CSA Hero (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Paducah-March 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant's Proclamation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 16, 2021