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Warren's 250th anniversary quilt is coming together

WARREN — The town's official quilters are looking for help to finish a sestercentennial quilt in time for Warren's 250th celebration.

They have until mid-July, when the town will hold its birthday celebration, complete with historic events and entertainment.

Sixteen knitting enthusiasts — some of whom are new to the craft — have been knitting together cloth-sewn images on 24 squares, all of which have been combined into one 84- by 96-inch quilt, said Nancy Chandler, a member of the quilt committee.

Among the images are depictions of the Warren Village School, the library, the former Morse Museum, the fish hatchery, and the landmark Redstone Rocket on the town common, which was given to the town by a resident, who brought it to the town from Alabama in 1971.

The quilt also features four squares depicting the town's dominant geographical feature, Mount Moosilauke, Chandler said.

The quilt is presently in three layers, and needs to be stitched together, Chandler said.

Chandler said the most important part of the quilt project will occur on Thursday, when she and the other quilting volunteers hope that more residents — quilters and non-quilters alike — will join them for the official 250th Commemorative Quilting Bee from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the town hall.

"We are in desperate need of volunteers for the quilting project," said Town Administrator Andrew Dorsett.

"Many hands are needed," Chandler said.


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