On This Day in History Quilt for March 22:

On this day in 1894 the first Stanley Cup hockey championship was played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, named governor general of Canada in 1888, was an ice hockey fan along with his sons and daughters and donated the lavish trophy first to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. First called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy was renamed the Stanley Cup in the first challenge series in 1894 won by Montreal.


Quiltmaker Lura Stanley finished this Flower Basket quilt in 1978 and it was documented as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection. The project identified and documented practitioners of traditional customs in the communities of North Carolina and Virginia along a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The project was conducted by the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center in cooperation with the National Park Service.


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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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