On this day in 1969, the first World Post Day was celebrated at the Universal Postal Union Congress in Tokyo, Japan. The day is celebrated every year to bring awareness to the importance of postal services.

This quilt, an original design titled “Road to San Clemente,” was hand pieced and hand quilted in 8 weeks by twenty-something Lorraine Rumpf in Montclair, California in 1975. Rumpf, a retired rural postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service documented her quilt in the Michigan Quilt Project.

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