Maxine Hendrick’s Story Quilt

Story quilt celebrating 40 years of marriage

Fifty people attended a story telling session in Muncey at the Antler River complex tonight to share history and old traditions.  Maxine Hendrick chuckled about how she was initially puzzled by the idea of a quilt telling a story.  Then she realized that she owned one. She showed the crowd at the Antler River Seniors complex a beautiful story quilt that was lovingly stitched as a 40th wedding anniversary gift from her family.

Quilts are the medium for learning and sharing.  Women of  Chippewas of the Thames, Moravian of the Thames, Munsee-Delaware, and Oneida are exploring themes for a War of 1812 quilt.

What an amazing evening.  Thank  you to all the women who cooked, baked, served, told stories and shared their history and culture.

Mary Simpson

About Mary Simpson

Mary is one of the facilitators for, a Canadian network of quilters, rural organizations, museums, historians, sponsors and many others with a passion for rural Canada. We are working together to promote and enhance rural creativity, the arts, Canadian heritage and culture.

Posted on November 8, 2011, in First Nations, Quilt block patterns. and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Feast of traditional food planned at the November 8, 2011 meeting.

  2. Hi!

    I am a student at UWO in the M.A Public History program. I am currently doing research on the War of 1812 in the London/Middlesex region. My colleagues and I were hoping to be able to make it to your meeting tonight but we will be unable to make it tonight. I believe that any information you have pertaining to First Nations involvement in the war would be very beneficial for us, as our research has been lacking in this area so far. If you could please forward me any information that is presented at the meeting, I would be very grateful. I can be reached at Thank you very much!

  3. Hi April Will keep you posted on this site.

  4. We are all still smiling! Thanks to hosts Chippewa of the Thames and everyone who attended the Nov 8 gathering at the Antler River Seniors Complex in Muncey. Next meeting in our series if November 23d at Melbourne Community Hall 7 pm. Workshop: how to paint a barn quilt.

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