VLCT launched its Local Government Quilt Project in the summer of 2005. The project celebrated the Town Fair 2005 theme of "Cities and Towns - Working Together, Making a Difference."
To date, sixty-two Vermont municipalities have submitted handcrafted squares. They are: Arlington, Bakersfield, Barre town, Bennington, Benson, Bethel, Bridgewater, Bridport, Brookfield, Cabot, Charlotte, Colchester, Concord, Danville, Dorset, Dover, Duxbury, East Haven, Enosburg, Fairfax, Franklin, Greensboro, Guildhall, Halifax, Hardwick, Hartford, Killington, Manchester, Middlebury, Milton, Montgomery, Moretown, Mount Tabor, North Hero, Orange, Pawlet, Pittsfield, Pomfret, Reading, Richford, Richmond, Ripton, Roxbury, Rupert, Rutland city, Ryegate, Shoreham, South Burlington, Springfield, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Waltham, Warren, Waterford, Weathersfield, West Windsor, Williamstown, Wilmington, Winhall, Woodstock, and Worcester.
The first 47 squares plus a VLCT square were bound into the first quilt, which Governor Douglas unveiled at Town Fair 2005. That quilt now hangs in the board room of the VLCT office in Montpelier. A second quilt, introduced at Town Fair 2009, consists of 12 more squares, with another three to be added shortly.
Ideally, we would like to see all of Vermont's cities, towns, and villages represented on a series of Vermont Local Government Quilts. If you haven't already done so, please consider sending in your municipality's 10"x10" square with an 8"x8" design. For more information about the project, contact VLCT Claims Representative (and quilter extraordinaire) Patricia Boyle.