The Pittsburgh Quilt
Started as a project on numbers in 1987 to 1988 the Pittsburgh Quilt is also called the Pittsburgh Friendship Quilt. With over 32,000 squares it took more than 600 volunteer hours to be sewn into the huge panel measuring eight-feet long! Squares are signed by four presidents, Mr. Rogers and Mr. McFeely, and Pittsburgh Steelers along with school children, civic groups, and more. The quilt was displayed when completed and then disappeared. In 2008 local quilt guild president Elizabeth Jones found an article about the quilt, found the panels in the museum’s basement, and with the help of members of her guild cleaned it up cornstarch and toothbrushes. The guild is now looking for a permanent home for the quilt. You can see the quilt at Quilt Festival in October 2009 in Houston.