Category Archives: Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail
September 29th launched the Native Women’s Trail of Tears quilt (31 blocks), Longwoods Quilt Honouring the Women of the War of 1812 (30 blocks) , the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail (30 blocks), the Trail of Tears (15 blocks – to be installed), and the South Caradoc Trail.
by Marie Williams-Gagnon, Transcript & Free Press, Hayter-Walden Publications
It was a week of recognition and appreciation for the barn quilt trails which are spreading through the countryside, spurred locally by an initial project in Wardsville.
Transcript & Free Press
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Melbourne Agricultural Hall, 21886 Melbourne Road, Melbourne, Ontario. The Melbourne Agricultural Society’s butter tarts and sweets are a featured attraction as well as the two special fabric quilts which inspired the barn quilts.
The Middlesex Barn Quilt Steering Committee is hosting the launch and will will also promote and highlight barn quilt trails and collections popping up across Ontario, Canada, and the United States. The Longwoods collection of barn quilts is part of a special project funded by the Sand Plains Community Development fund and many supporting sponsors, museums, and municipalities.
Also featured will be the launch of a history booklet, How the Milling Industry influenced Melbourne Ontario Canada,1793-2012. Author and compiler, JoAnn Lucas Galbraith; research and relay, Marilyn Gough McCallum; setup and typist, Richard Gordon Hathaway.
We hope that all the planners, quilters, painters, organizers, sponsors, researchers, writers, promoters, and fans of the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail will attend. Please help us spread this invitation and encourage your community members to attend.