The Ulster County Bicentennial Quilt

To celebrate the 1976 American Bicentennial and honor their county, one of the ten original counties of New York State, forty-two Ulster County women designed and made this appliquéd quilt.
      Each woman created a 12-inch block and participated in the quilting. The quilt is on display in it's own custom designed case in the lobby of the Macdonald DeWitt Library, SUNY Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, New York.  

Ulster County Bicentennial Quilt

The quilt is divided into six vertical columns and seven horizontal rows. The designer's name and a description of each square, beginning at the top left, and continuing left to right, row by row, follows.

Row 1:
~ Kingston Point by Lois Kupec
~ Overlook Mountain by Winifred West 
~ Old Dutch Church by Marie Mayes
~ Horse-drawn Fire Engine by Gail Hilsenbeck
~ Ashokan Reservoir by Claire Knickmeyer
~ Ulster and Delaware Railroad by Natalie Earnest 
Row 2: 
~ Sugarbush by Lauretta Shekika
~ Locust Lawn by Donna Kent
~ Ellenville Pottery by Shirley Meyer
~ A Woodland Valley Scene by Han Evers
~ Ice Harvesting by Jacqueline Sittner
~ Stone Ridge Library by Rosemarie Raymond
Row 3:
~ Esopus Indians by Barbara Florentino
~ Henry Hudson and the Half Moon by Linda Culver
~ Fur Trading by Helen Carey
~ Peter Stuyvesant and the Stockade by Ruth Culver
~ Old Hurley by Dorothy Smith
~ Senate House by Elizabeth DeWitt
Row 4:
~ First Reading of State Constitution by Hildegard Pleva
~ Gov. Clinton by Maggie Caccamo
~ Burning of Kingston by the British by Marie Hrouda
~ Hurley Spy House by Sharon Finch
~ Huguenot Street of New Paltz by Marie Collins
~ The Senate House Kitchen by Kathleen Baxter
Row 5:
~ Esopus Meadows Lighthouse by Chris Kirk
~ Maverick Hall by Josette Ebbs
~ Greenfield Schoolhouse by Veronica Morzen
~ Mary Powell, Queen of the Hudson by Eleanor Andersen
~ Sojourner Truth by Helen Antonovich
~ N.Y. Steamboat Co. Warehouse by Lillian Surasky
Row 6:
~ Slabsides by Lynne Brush
~ Rosendale Trestle by Joyce Pagnucco
~ The Fitch Office by Eleanor Connerton
~ D & H Canal by Cynthia Raymond
~ Bristol Glass Factory at Shady by Charlott Reynolds
~ Kripplebush Cooper by Jacqueline Johnson
Row 7:
~ West Camp Lutheran Church by Marie Genthner
~ Highland R.F.D. by Jane Allen
~ Perrine's Bridge by Soveig Normann
~ Woodstock Village Green by Enid Hofsted
~ Rip Van Winkle by Arlene Imperati
~ Tuthilltown Grist Mill by Estelle Weed

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