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VLCT launched its Local Government Quilt Project in 2005 to celebrate the Town Fair 2005 theme of "Cities and Towns — Working Together, Making a Difference."

To date, seventy-five Vermont municipalities have submitted handcrafted squares. They are: Arlington, Bakersfield, Barre (town), Belvidere, Bennington, Benson, Bethel, Bridgewater, Bridport, Brookfield, Brownington, Brunswick, Cabot, Charlotte, Colchester, Concord, Danville, Dorset, Dover, Duxbury, East Haven, Enosburg, Fairfax, Fair Haven, Fayston, Franklin, Greensboro, Guildhall, Halifax, Hardwick, Hartford, Hartland, Hubbarton, Killington, Manchester, Marlboro, Middlebury, Milton, Montgomery, Moretown, Mount Tabor, Newark, North Hero, Orange, Pawlet, Pittsfield, Pomfret, Reading, Richford, Richmond, Ripton, Roxbury, Rupert, Rutland (city), Ryegate, Sharon, Shoreham, South Burlington, Springfield, Strafford, Stratton, Thetford, Topsham, Tunbridge, Waltham, Wardsboro, 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 former Governor Douglas unveiled at Town Fair 2005. A second quilt, introduced at Town Fair 2009, consists of another 12 squares; a third quilt is in progress.

Ideally, every Vermont city, town, and village will be represented on a series of Vermont Local Government Quilts. And you can help: if your town hasn’t already submitted a square — i.e., a 10"×10" square with an 8"×8" design — please consider doing so. Care and feeding of the quilts still rests with erstwhile VLCT Claims Representative and continued quilter extraordinaire Pat Boyle, though Needle and Thread Wrangler Theresa Bachand ( can answer any related questions.