This 1976 Cayuga County Bicentennial Quilt had three purposes: to provide a permanent Bicentennial memorial, to encourage residents to become more aware of the history of their county, and to involve people in the art of quilt making. The idea for the quilt was formed by Lindy Burke, a Cooperative Extension Home Economist. Members of the senior high art classes of Port Byron High School planned the design of the quilt blocks, the Zonta Club of Auburn paid for the materials used, and many individuals helped make this quilt.

The twenty blocks depict sites and events related to the history and development of the county and the design around the blocks is a pattern called “Wild Geese Flying” to honor the fact that Cayuga County is part of the direct fly-way of migrating wildfowl, especially geese.

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