You don't have to be one of the Wright Brothers to be intrigued by airplanes and the history behind them. It's amazing to see how quilt makers pay homage to this thrilling mode of transportation, whether for a child's quilt, or to celebrate a hobby or occupation.
One of many 30's era quilts designs done depicting airplanes. This one was lost in the Joplin tornado and the finders are searching for its owner.
Joplin Tornado Photos
Jina Barney Designz shows this quilt from a show and tell that she attended on her blog. I don't know the designer or the maker, but would be happy to post them if someone can identify them for me. Babi Quilt, Airplan, Baby Quilts, Kid Quilts, Baby Boys, Blue Quilts, Boy Quilts, Quilt Idea, Little Boys
Jina's World Of Quilting: August That Alpine Quilt Group
Quilting Patterns on Craftsy . Support Creativity. Buy Indie.
Airplanes Quiltmaker: Sopcak, Marcia, 1986. Michigan State University Museum: Michigan Quilt Project
Airplane Quilt Quiltmaker: Bloys, Ophelia Parker, 1939. Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin: Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
The Quilt Index
2008 Aviation Quilt Contest at EAA AirVenture. Fourth Place Winner Name: Diane B. Wantz, Kirtland Hills, OH Title: B-17 Bomber "Flying Fortress