Double Irish Chain

1789 Longwoods Road, Wardsville ON.  Hosted and sponsored by The Thamesville Community Credit Union   519-693-9936

Video: Wardsville Barn Quilt trail

The Double Irish Chain was a popular quilt pattern used in the early 1800s. The history of this quilt pattern connects the life of George Ward to his humble beginnings in his native country of Ireland. The Irish people who settled here in the early 1800s influence this area.

The Irish Double Chain quilt pattern was one of the many brought to Canada by Irish settlers such as Margaret Ward. Eventually the Irish double chain would become part of not just Irish heritage but Canadian heritage as well. This quilt block pattern reminds us that Canada’s people came from different backgrounds and countries.

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 May 20, 2012, in Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail, Quilt Blocks., Videos and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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