History of the Quilt 1

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These descriptions for the quilt blocks were written in 1976 by the Bicentennial Club of the McFarlin School under the direction of Ms. Janice Carragher and Ms. Virginia Blouin. They were assisted by sixth grade students Terry Cryts, Sirry Karlsson, Melissa Micol, Susan Burns, Judy Fahey, and Kim McBride in 1976.

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  Waite House

Waite House

This 18th Century brick-ender in South Chelmsford was built by John Bateman, whose daughter Charlotte married Ezekiel Byam, the match manufacturer.go to Quilt


 
Match Box

Match Box

The first Lucifer Matches were made in South Chelmsford by Ezekiel Byam in 1835. The old match shop stood on Robin Hill Road, a granite marker now marking its site.go to Quilt


 
Barrett-Byam House

Barrett-Byam House

Located on Byam Road, is the headquarters and museum of the Chelmsford Historical Society and is one of the oldest homes in Chelmsford.go to Quilt


 
Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry

In the early 19th century granite quarried in Chelmsford supplied stone for some of the major construction in the area, including the arch over the Middlesex Canal depicted here.go to Quilt


 
Lime Quarry

Lime Quarry

Lime was quarried for many years in Chelmsford at a site a little west of the Center on Route 110.go to Quilt


 
Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard

In rural Chelmsford apple orchards were a prominent feature of the countryside and important to most farmers.go to Quilt



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