ABOYNE, Ontario August 15, 2011 – Enjoy the beauty and appreciate the skill and mastery of quilting in Wellington County.
Building Warmth: A Log Cabin Quilt opens at Wellington County Museum and Archives on
September 10, 2011.
“Quilts created in log cabin patterns were based on the design of the first settler homes.” said Susan Dunlop, Curator. “The log walls provided the shelter from the elements and the kitchen hearth gave light and warmth.”
Inspired by this image of warmth and protection, women created the log cabin quilt pattern from thousands of scraps. Colourful strips were sewn together as the walls of the cabin. A red square was placed in the centre, representing the heart of the home. These exquisite quilts are balanced designs rich in colour, texture and history.
This exhibit runs until March 25, 2012.
The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road #18 between Fergus and Elora. The galleries are open weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on weekends and holidays
Wellington County Museum and Archives
0536 Wellington County Rd. 18
Fergus, Centre Wellington,
Ontario, CANADA N1M 2W3
TOLL FREE: 1.800.663.0750 ext. 5221