quilt-world record set by Daphne O’Connor
1] NEWBURGH, US--A Father’s Day gift for God is what City of Newburgh
resident Daphne O’Connor calls her latest quilted creation, a 3,000
square foot blanket she has piecing together in her mind for years
This quilt is made up of 40 bedspreads knitted together,
each with a distinguishable thought.
Most have the name of a country and a quote, mostly from
O’Connor said she had made a blanket for the White
House shortly after the 9/11 attacks, and that this was her follow-up
to that piece.
Her masterpiece “Message in a Blanket,” as she calls
“This is a Father’s Day gift for God. I had it done
before Father’s Day, but didn’t get a chance to display it. I wanted
to go for the Guinness Book of World Records, at the same time,
so I started thinking, ‘Let me start putting this together.”
O'Connor and Newburgh Mayor Nicholas Valentine
The previous record for largest quilt in the quickest
time frame was 78 feet by 27 feet and took 11years to complete;
O’Connor’s quilt is 81 feet by 38 feet, and was done is less than
a quarter of the time of the previous record.
It took her only two years to complete it, and
she said she would have finished it even sooner, but took some time
off last year.