The Buckland Bicentennial Quilt.
The Quilt Committee began its work in the fall of 1977, using the Bicentennial's first appropriation, $5, for the purpose of cloth and sewing supplies. The Committee was headed by Imogene Litchfield, Judy Turner, Florence Haeberle, and Sally LaBelle, with Pat Hinds as Steering Committee representative.
The quilt was designed with 42 squares, each one made by a different resident, and each one depicting a scene or event from Buckland's history. The women who contributed squares to the quilt were:
The Seal of Buckland Massachusetts.
Anna Jean Rice
Darlene Arabia Billiel.
The quilt was unveiled and officially presented to the Town at the Birthday Dinner in 1979. It was then on display at the Town Hall until the recent reconstruction and since then has been stored in the Buckland town office vault. Eventually it is planned to be on permanent exhibit
probably at the Buckland Historical Society Museum.
The square of especial interest to this web site is the one contributed by Darlene Billiel.
Robert Strong Woodward's North Window.