Category Archives: Tourism

Half of Parks Canada assets in ‘poor’ shape

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Back on June 19, 2012 while touring the local Lambeth historical society along the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail, our stop at the Battle of the Longwoods cairn was enriched by the coincidence of meeting up with Parks Canada staff.  The sad news he admitted is that the Harper government is not allocating enough money to maintain assets such as this cairn.  This aging cairn needs yearly maintenance to keep it in good repair.  Mary Simpson promised she would pass along our disappointment to our MP, Bev Shipley.  The Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail is all about appreciating our local history.  Little evidence remains of the War of 1812-14.  This delicate cairn is precious.

Many months later, Parks Canada admits that 47% of all its assets are in poor or very poor condition.  A separate sampling pushed that overall level to 53%.

Feb 12, 2014 Globe & Mail Article :  Internal report says Parks Canada buildings in worse shape than claimed – The Globe and Mail

Longwoods Barn Quilt and stories. Click on a block for details about each block

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Patchwork of our past | London | News | London Free Press

Patchwork of our past | London | News | London Free Press.

Thanks ALEX WEBER/The London Free Press for writing about the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail. Without the support of our local media, projects such as the Longwoods Trail would languish in obscurity. We would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the hundreds of volunteers and our sponsors.

Bravo to the volunteers! Bravo to rural communities!

Sharpening up the geometry skills: transferring block pattern to an 8 foot square canvas.

London Free Press Launch

London Free Press Launches the

 Ontario Southwest Barn Quilt Trail

 special insert.

Quilt of Belonging in Montreal

Quilt of Belonging

We are thrilled to present Quilt of Belonging in Montreal at the Salon des métiers d’art du Québec this December at Place Bonaventure from December 2-22. The hours of the exhibit are Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday and December 22nd, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Free admission.

The Quilt has been enjoyed by over 1.4 million people while on tour across Canada. The project has been exhibited across Canada, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Cultural Olympiad for the 2010 Olympic Games and Para Olympics in Vancouver and the G20 summit in Toronto.

Our popular bilingual website provides a wealth of information, including a short video which shows the vision and scope of the project. TheQuilt is in school textbooks across Canada and is part of educational efforts around the world.

Hope to meet you there!

Esther Bryan
Fibres du monde / Quilt of Belonging
Tel: 613-347-2381