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Community quilts on display

May 17, 2012

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Community Quilts of Remembrance and Celebration will be on exhibit at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street through Monday, May 28. Sponsored by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and the Calico Geese Quilters and Friends, the quilts were crafted at the Harvest Festival’s third annual Airing of the Quilts on September 11. The festival included community quilt-making activities inspired by the Boise Idaho Quilt Project, which originated with women activists of the ‘60s.

Quilters from Calico Geese, a community group of Cornell Cooperative Extension, prepped and assembled the blocks. Bill Mazargal of Woodbourne assisted with the final preparations.

The Quilt of Remembrance features blocks that honor a loved one (e.g. parent, grandparent, aunt), or the memory of those who have served (e.g. soldier, 911 responder, teacher). The Quilt of Celebration & Nature features blocks that express individual appreciation for our beautiful county and/or the many blessings we enjoy.

Morgan Outdoors is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The quilts will find a permanent home at Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville. Call 845/439-4359.