Friday, 16 March 2012

Log Cabin Quilts

There has been a log cabin quilt display on at the Wellington County Museum for a while now, and I wanted to see it before it finished up next week.

First, the Wellington County Museum is the earliest surviving Poor House in Canada, so it is unique in that way.

Second, there are always fascinating historical exhibits on display, and a big part of this landmark building is its history as a working industrial farm for the poor and marginalised. There are many artifacts describing their life and work here, including clothing and quilted items.

Third, only a few of the quilts made by residents survived the years of hard use, but the museum's collection has been supplemented with donations from area residents of excellent early quilts and other textile items.

These are only a few of the wonderful quilts in the collection.

I have seen other
quilts on display at this museum, and will continue to do so.

They seem to have an affinity for quilts, and it is a wonderful place to visit.

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