Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Quilt Title: …And Our Flag Was Still There!, 2013
Quiltmaker: Melinda Bula
Muralist: Stefanie Graves, Cowango Studios, 2020
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Melinda Bula made this quilt using fusible appliqué and heavy thread painting after her only son became a United States Marine. As quilters, we work out our life changes and challenges in cloth. Melinda had no idea of the impact this quilt would have on the public, and she dedicated it to all families who have raised sons and daughters who sacrifice to keep us free.
It is a painting without using any paint, where every color change is another piece of fabric. After the raw-edge fusible appliqué was completed, Melinda used thread painting to blend the colors.
Collection of the National Quilt Museum
Sponsored by Pat Brockenborough
Erected 2020 by National Quilt Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 2013.
Location. 37° 5.549′ N, 88° 36.148′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Park Avenue just east of North 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located 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: Corona II: Solar Eclipse, 1989 (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 84 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.