On this day in 1777, New Connecticut, later renamed Vermont (an imperfect translation of the French for green mountain), declared it’s independence from Great Britain and the colony of New York. Vermont was admitted as the 14th state of the union in 1792.

This quilt, titled “Second Triangulation,” was made in Grafton, Vermont by a group of artists including Frances Holiday Alford, Hoodie Crescent, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Michele Muska, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Kathy York. The quilt, donated to the Quilt Alliance for it’s TWENTY contest and auction, is 20” x 20” and is made from leftover pieces of a larger quilt made by the group titled “Triangulations,” recently exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

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 or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.


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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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