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 its 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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