Block # 18 Vermont - The Green Mountain State Vermont is in reference to the Green Mountains named by Samuel de Champlain in 1647. Vermont was settled in the early 18th century by the British and French, and conflicts between the two nations continued until the French defeat in the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution, Vermont declared independence separately from the original 13 colonies. The Continental Congress refused to recognize it. Vermont was admitted to the union as the 14th state in 1790, after 14 years as an independent republic. Vermont became the first state to outlaw slavery. Vermont is the country’s leading producer of maple syrup. State symbols state bird Hermit Thrush, flower Red Clover, tree is Sugar Maple. Other images Vermont cat tails and Marsh Marigold.The love for the Baltimore Album Quilts made during the 1800’s was the inspiration for the American Album Blocks. Each new 15” realistic album style block is filled with flowers, birds and a little American history. Each Pattern includes full size numbered pattern with detailed embroidery instructions and Pearl’s Easy Appliqué Techniques. Join us as we travel across America block by block and state by state. Watch your quilt grow.