Quilt made to celebrate North Hudson’s centennialA group of quilters who meet at the North Hudson Village Hall have put their energy into helping the village celebrate its centennial.
A group of quilters who meet at the North Hudson Village Hall have put their energy into helping the village celebrate its centennial.
The women spent last Thursday afternoon sewing together the blocks of a six- by eight-foot quilt that will be unveiled at the centennial celebration on Sunday, June 10.
The quilt was the idea of Village President George Klein, who recalled a similar one being made to mark the 250th anniversary of his boyhood church, First Presbyterian of Springfield, N.J.
Klein said he was at the Village Hall one day when the quilters were there and he mentioned his idea to them.
“I didn’t have to say another word,” he related. “Immediately, these ladies started talking about what they could do.”
Merry Willman has spearheaded the project. She collected 41 photographs of North Hudson landmarks, celebrations and people that are incorporated into the quilt.
The photos were copied and printed onto a special fabric run through an ink jet printer. The recent photographs were taken by Klein.
The quilt will hang behind the Village Board table in Village Hall.