Forty-two New Jersey chapters of PEO (the Philanthropic Education Organization) recently designed a quilt to honor New Jersey State President Marcia McLaughlin, and their efforts earned them second prize in the group category of the State Quilt Guild Show. Mc Laughlin, a Ho-Ho-Kus resident, was elected president of the New Jersey State Chapter of PEO last year, and members of her local Chapter J wanted to honor her with a special gift. McLaughlin is a passionate collector of samplers and a talented fiber artist, so Chapter J challenged the other chapters throughout the state to contribute a quilt square. A fabric and colors were chosen. A pre-cut square of fabric and instructions were then sent to each chapter with the request that they create a piece representing their chapter. The response was overwhelming. Within three months, 40 quilt squares were returned with stitches and patterns, one more imaginative, elaborate, and beautiful than the next. No two were even remotely alike, yet each adhered PEO creation wins prize at State Quilt Guild Show to the theme of love and PEO sisterhood. The finished quilt was presented to McLaughlin at the annual PEO State Convention. On seeing the finished masterpiece, Denise Trend, the owner of the Cozy Quilt Shop in River Edge, suggested that it be exhibited at the State Quilt Guild Show in Edison. Her suggestion was followed, and the quilt earned a red ribbon at the Edison event. PEO is an international organization with over 6,000 chapter members throughout the United States and Canada. Founded at Iowan College in 1869 by seven spirited young women, it is a philanthropic and educational organization promoting and supporting educational opportunities for women. As PEO is celebrating its 140th anniversary, it celebrates having assisted 77,800 women with grants, loans and scholarships through five educational projects. The support through the projects totals more than $182 million. Information about PEO is available at and ����������������� October 21, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 9 Marcia McLaughlin with the prize-winning quilt. Full Service Salon Saddle River Valley Carpentry, Inc. • Custom & Finish Carpentry • Remodeling • Repair Work Lic. #13VH01019600 DOMENIC & PIETRO’S BARBER STUDIO HAIRCUTTING & HAIRSTYLING FOR Call today and schedule your next experience 13 Sheridan Avenue • HoHoKus, NJ 07423 201-652-0980 (201)248-0463 TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 8 AM - 6 SATURDAY 8 AM - 5 PM CLOSED MONDAY DOMENIC PARISI MEN & CHILDREN PM 616 NORTH MAPLE AVENUE HO -HO -KUS, NJ 201-652-8488 In Ho -Ho -Kus it’s �������������������� ��������������������� 10-21-09 Mike/Janine SaddleRiverValleyCarp2x2(10-21-09) 2 x 2” for all your real estate needs See why our 25 years of quality service will make the difference for you too. Ho-Ho-Kus 201-447-6100 Ridgewood 201-445-8880 Saddle River 201-934-9300  Local businesses are the backbone of your community and the trend to shop the big guys on the highway hurts us all. Your local businesses have what you want... at the right price... and close to home. So, why hassle with the highways? ������ SHOP HO-HO-KUS. IT’S SMART. ...and besides, it’s so convenient! Save Time! Save Gas! Save Money! 10-21-09 mike/janine