The weather was perfect this past weekend for the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail installations. Twenty-five out of the 30 paintings are now up. Barn quilt hosts are enthused with the new pieces of “art”. Passersby are questioning “what is happening” in our rural area? “What are those things on the barns?”
For those who know, please spread the word. The Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail is a 65 km stretch of rural highway running from the Delaware Speedway on Gideon Road to Tecumseh’s Monument east of Thamesville.
Take your honey for a drive and “head on down” the barn quilt trail.
Great evening. Good Turn out. Quilters have their designs chosen, colours selected, and a joint fabric order for both quilts. The painting teams are getting signed up. First come; first serve to adopt five quilt blocks each, set up a workshop, and have a weekend painting party. Delaware Lions. Tait’s Corner Community. Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society are in. The painting schedule starts in the New Year. We hope that whoever hosts a painting venue will be able to offer it to more than one group. Call Denise Corneil at 519 693-7002. Sponsors are being sought.
A enthusiastic group of community leaders met at the Alsia Craig community hall, Friday November 4,to find out about barn quilts. Mary Simpson and Denise Corneil from Creative-Communities did an education session on the “how to’s” of barn quilt painting and installs. These Alsia Craig citizens are looking to brighten up their beautiful community and what better way than doing a grass roots community project, like barn quilts?
Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival is May 1-5, 2012 and will feature the Quilts of Denmark. Barn Quilts are the perfect complement. It’s a true fit. Good luck everybody. Have fun with the project and thanks for “gettin on the barn quilt trail”.
Members of the Longwoods Road Quilt Team met July 21 at the Sew Creative quilting shop owned by Joan Hilhorst, Mt Brydges.
The enthusiastic group received a history lesson from Mr Glen Stott about the historical events that occurred on the Longwoods Road during the War of 1812. Two quilts will honour the local women of this region during this important time in Canadian history.
The block designs of the 2 quilts will be featured as barn quilts on heritage barns from Thamesville to Delaware along the Longwoods Road.
If you are interested in getting involved in these great projects please contact us.
Quilters are needed.
Denise Corneil 519-693-7002
Mary Simpson 519-287-3566
Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina
PO Box 986
Burnsville, NC 28714