Triangulations and Translations.

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.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-connecticut-vermont-declares-independence


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

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