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Quilting Brings Volunteers together at the Bosque del Apache NWR
Southwest Region, February 21, 2008
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Volunteers at the Bosque del Apache NWR proudly pose with their quilt
Volunteers at the Bosque del Apache NWR proudly pose with their quilt - Photo Credit: n/a

Take nine highly motivated volunteers, add a dash of natural beauty in the form of the Bosque del Apache NWR, toss in beads, felt, batting, plenty of thread, and a tremendous amount of pride, and what you finish with is an incredibly beautiful work of craftsmanship. The Bosque Quilt is the accomplishment of Refuge Volunteers Dorothy Greenwood, Sandra Dunkerson, Evelyn Thomas, Kathleen Presley, Linda Guthrie, Judy Fillpot, Bonnie Nemmers, Liz Johnson, and Theda Farmer. The ladies worked over 100 hours to create the 90” x 90” quilt, which features 25 individual 12” squares that depict themes characteristic to the refuge. “This was a labor of love,” says Dorothy Greenwood, whose idea it was to create the quilt. “The creativity shown in some of the individual squares is absolutely breath taking.” The quilt features a combination of different quilting techniques, including appliqué, intricate bead work, embroidery, and more. The Bosque Quilt is displayed in a place of honor in the refuge visitor center as a testament to the work of these dedicated volunteers and of their love for the land that inspired their creativity.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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