"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Monday, August 15, 2011

Building Warmth: A Log Cabin Quilt Exhibit at Wellington County Museum & Archives

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

tel: 519.846.0916
TOLL FREE: 1.800.663.0750 ext. 5221

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