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Barn Quilt Paint Workshop November 23

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.


War of 1812 Era Fabrics Now in

Subscribe to the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge blog to keep up with another great War of 1812 quilting project.  A recent post profiles some beautiful new fabrics:

“Lately Arrived from London” will delight fans of early calicoes and chintzes. The collection recreates fabrics from the turn of the 19th century when Americans imported their cottons. Traders brought the world’s luxury goods to wharves in Philadelphia,Boston and New York. Each piece is named for a trading ship that sailed intoAmerican harbors – the Charming Betsy, the Brigantine Sally, the Ship Surprise.

Longwoods Road Quilts

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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


Who was Tecumseh? Check out this vignette to understand the rise of Tecumseh. Tecumseh is an important part of the inspiration and history for the quilts being designed for the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail.

How the War of 1812 affected women and children

  • “Route 1812”, a driving route linking War of 1812 – 1814 places, will be marked by barn quilts. The quilt blocks will tell the story of First Nations and settler women, children, and families who were affected by the war. For example:

Here is Colonel Thomas Talbot speaking to the Loyal and Patriotic Society, in York,  September 2, 1814

Colonel Thomas Talbot

“Colonel Talbot has the honor of stating to the Loyal and Patriotic Society that on the 16th of last month the enemy, amounting to upwards of one hundred men, composed of Indians and Americans painted and disguised as the former, surprised the settlement of Port Talbot, where they committed the most wanton and atrocious acts of violence by robbing the undermentioned fifty heads of families all their horses and every particle of wearing apparel and household furniture, leaving the sufferers naked and in the most wretched state:-“

Samel McIntire, a wife, both between 60 and 70 years of age
Daniel McIntire, a wife and 1 child
Ira Gilbert, a wife and 3
John Axford, a wife and 3
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