In the 1970s, quiltmaking became a popular community activity, with group quilts such as this one made for a variety of occasions, some in celebration of the Bicentennial. Here the New York City Parks Administration sponsored a “Midsummer Evening Quilting Bee” provided free to people of all ages in Central Park. Just two years earlier, quilts hung in the Whitney Museum, alongside the park. Environmental Protection Agency, National Archives and Records Administration

Midsummer Evening Quilting Bee in Central Park
Suzanne Szasz