Boston Common Quilt
Finished Size: 62" x 84"
in the sample quilt is from Windham/Baum Fabrics: A Little Bird Told Me
Boston Common quilt pattern designed
by Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs, 2007. The Boston Common,
Boston, MA, founded 1634:
Hear the echoes
of 350 years of the most extraordinary history of America's oldest park. Here the Colonial militia mustered for the Revolution.
In 1768, the hated British Redcoats began an eight-year encampment. George Washington, John Adams and General Lafayette came
here to celebrate our nation's independence. The 1860s saw Civil War recruitment and anti-slavery meetings. During World War
I, victory gardens sprouted. For World War II, the Common gave most of its iron fencing for scrape metal.
continues to be a stage for free speech and public assembly. Here, during the 20th century, Charles Lindbergh promoted commercial
aviation. Anti-Vietnam War and civil right rallies were held, including one led by Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1979, Pope John
Paul II celebrated Mass.