To the Valley News:
The Westport Heritage House Visitor Center Committee is trying to locate the 1976 bi-Centennial quilt that was quilted prior to that celebration by these local Westport quilters: Evelyn Bender, Carol Buchanan, Marion Boisseau, Edith Coleman, Huberta Conway, Marianne Croto, Grace Drummond, Doris Forcier, Katherine Frisbie, Nona Hoskins, Faye Jones, Jean Kratz, Alta LaPine, Anna & Marsha Lobdell, Verna Lydamore, Patricia Moran, Camoria Prescott, Dorothy Regan, Janet Schaad, Maud Schmid, Lois Schmidt, Patti Sherman, Patricia Starbuck, Agnes Tanneberger, Norma Volckmann, and Ida White.
Several of these ladies have passed away and several who are still part of our community have been asked if they know the whereabouts of the quilt, but no one knows what may have happened to it. It has been confirmed that the Essex County Historical Society and the Westport Historical Society do not have it in their possession.
If anyone can give a lead to where this “treasure” is, please contact Nancy Decker, WHH Manager, at 962-4805. Our Visitor Center would like to display the quilt this summer.
Thank you for any help,
Nancy Decker, Manager
Westport Heritage House