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.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

See You in June for Month Three!

Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in the Quilt Alliance’s Birthday Block of the Month so far! We’ve made two very different but complementary blocks together and we can’t wait to make more. Join us next month as we make a block designed by Pat Sloan — we’ll send instructions out on the 15th.

Be sure to tag @quiltalliance and @zakfoster.quilts on Instagram with your block photos this month, and use the hashtag #QuiltAllianceBOM (or email us a photo of your block at blockparty@quiltalliance.org). And leave any questions about this month’s block in the comments below!


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