VTDigger: Quilting project welcomes Winooski immigrants with blankets

WINOOSKI — Woven fibers and written stories tie past immigrants to recent refugees in a unique crowd-sourced art project that’s now in Vermont.

Sixty quilts pinned with welcome notes are on display at the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum through February. But unlike a typical exhibit, the works of art will be given away at the end of the show. 

The quilts and stories are part of a national art project called Welcome Blanket. It involves local residents stitching, knitting, crocheting quilts – an American tradition – to welcome new immigrants…