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Our Contribution to the National Quilt

The Berkshire National Fish Hatchery’s Contribution
Crafted by Marcia Doleman

2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the National Fish Hatchery System. DC Booth, in Partnership with the Friends Group and the Booth Society of Spearfish, South Dakota is constructing a commemorative quilt to highlight the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s current hatcheries, tech centers, and health centers.

Once completed they would like the quilt to travel to displays such as regional offices, major visitor’s centers, and the like. Ultimately it will be stored permanently in the National Fish and Aquatic Conservation Archives in Spearfish.

To complete its contribution, the Friends of the Berkshire National Fish Hatchery could turn to no other quilter than our own Marcia Doelman. Marcia was married to our former President, the late John Doelman and is herself a former Board Member.

Marcia has been a long time member of the Peacemakers Quilters in neighboring Monterey. We left the whole project in her very capable hands as to the design and creation of a quilt square to represent our hatchery. We are very pleased with the resulting square, and it has been sent off to South Dakota to be included in the finished quilt.