Category Archives: Barn Quilt Champions.

The people behind the movement!

Sponsors of the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail

Champions creating an Arts Corridor

 

Chris Dewit Construction Inc. Phone:  (519) 476-7331

T.L. McCallum Construction Ltd. Phone: (519) 851-7257

F.T. Garage, Gary Couckuyt

Cubeit Moving &Storage

Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers in Delaware ON

Crocodile Productions

Municipality of Strathroy Caradoc

Municipality of Middlesex Centre

Municipality Southwest Middlesex

Betty Simpson

Creative Communities

The Clench Trust

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Remembering Scott Patterson

Suddenly on Friday August 30, 2013, as the result of an accident, Scott Gordon Patterson of R.R. 3 Newbury in his 53rd year.   Scott was a born farmer.  He became the next generation to care for the land and truly loved his farming life.  He devoted more than 30 years to trucking sweet corn, making many life-long friends “in the corn patch”.  He owned and operated a snowplow truck for the MTO for over 25 years, clearing the way for travellers on the 401.  He was a faithful elder at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Wardsville.  Scott visited many ballparks in Southwestern Ontario, through his own days of playing baseball and then watching his daughters.  He was passionate about all of his activities – but most of all he loved all his girls. His competitive nature, sense of humor and hard work ethic will remain in the hearts of his family, as they cherish his memory.  They were truly blessed to have him in their life.
Full obituary: http://www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca/scott-patterson
Also: McLean’s Magazine obituary column called “The End” featuring Scott on October 15, 2013
The Dogwood Barn Quilt is installed on Scott’s barn at 406 Longwoods Rd, Newbury, ON  Scott is the beloved husband of 28 years of Lenore (McColl).  Scott was a proud and loving father of his 5 daughters, Krista (Gary Simpson), Emily (Jeremy Featherstone), Hilary in Heaven, Megan (Justin Staels) and Kelly.   Scott is now the story behind the Dogwood Barn Quilt but for the original story see The Story:  “My name is Elizabeth Bedford.”
 

New Project: Ontario-wide support by Ontario Trillium Foundation

Project Background and Objectives

 

The goal of the  Ontario Barn Quilt Trails project is to promote barn quilt trails throughout Ontario as a way to tell community stories.  There will be a conference in October to share best practices and tools for implementing community barn quilt projects. The project will provide seed funding to a few communities to demonstrate how a project is put together.

 

Barn quilts are already popping up across Ontario.  What is needed now is a powerful on-line map where (1) communities can register their barn quilts, (2) where appreciators can discover and read the stories that go with the barn quilts (and plan their trip to visit them), and (3) where businesses and organizations can help promote the barn quilt trails.

 

Barn quilts have proven to be powerful medium for communities to tell their stories.   Museum curators across the five counties of Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Elgin established several trails in 2012. They discovered that barn quilts work at many levels: Read the rest of this entry

Native Women’s Quilt of Tears

The Chippewa Barn Quilters Group Commemorated First Nation Women & Families of the War of 1812

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Antler River Seniors Centre, north of Muncey Village

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Launch of the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail

September 29, 2012, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon