Brant County & Brantford

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City of Brantford

The Fallen

The pioneer cemetery land was donated by Loyalist settler John Fowler in 1799. The first burial took place in 1800. It’s the final resting place for many prominent local figures.

Quilt Address:

King Street West
Burford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.103263, -80.429123

Old Oak Tree

The ancient oaks in Art Cadman Lion’s Park were once part of an oak savannah plain that stretched east to Brantford and south to Norfolk. Today new trails and picnic areas provide a pleasant rest stop.

Quilt Address:

Maple Ave. North Concession Road 6
Burford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.139315, -80.443998

Edgar Fields

This barn was built by James Edgar and John Edgar after the turn of the 20th century. This block represents their strong family ties to rural life. Still a working farm, it is also an art studio, performance space and hockey rink.

Quilt Address:

925 Rest Acres Road
Paris , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.156738, -80.374895

Corn & Beans

Once a quiet rural road, Paris Rd. has become a main route between Paris and nearby Brantford, but was once a toll road owned and operated by David Patten, an early settler to the area.

Quilt Address:

Paris , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.193315, -80.384512

Window To The Past

Acquired by the Brant Historical Society in 1951, this building is home to the Brant Museum & Archives. This pattern is taken from a quilt in the collection.

Quilt Address:

57 Charlotte Street
Brantford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.141827, -80.260949

Woodland Cultural Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre is a First Nations education and culture centre established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellectual and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Onkwehon:we.

Quilt Address:

184 Mohawk Street
Brantford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.126021, -80.242001

Jacob's Ladder

Built by John McEwan, a settler who came from Scotland to Mount Pleasant in the 1850s, this house was built in the Victorian Italianate style. Now home to Red Red Bobbin Quilt Shop.

Quilt Address:

495 Mount Pleasant Road
Brantford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.102883, -80.298804

McAlister Thistle

The McAlister family's connection to Mount Pleasant goes back 200 years. This home was acquired by the McAlisters in 1918 and has been a prosperous dairy and crop farming operation for several generations.

Quilt Address:

641 Mount Pleasant Road
Mount Pleasant , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.084934, -80.311199

Crossroads

This former general store, post office and residence has been a meeting spot in Mount Pleasant since being built c. 1834 by Russell and Juletta Sturgis Hardy.

Quilt Address:

704 Mount Pleasant Road
Mount Pleasant , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.077109, -80.313307

Water Wheel

A mill was built in this location c. 1801, and the land acquired by Captain Thomas Perrin Sr. in the early 1800s. Perrin’s mill was torched on Nov. 6, 1814 during McArthur’s Raid, but was quickly rebuilt.

Quilt Address:

109 War Road
Brant , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.066727, -80.278570

Wheels

The "Wheels" pattern represents its significance as a transportation route for early settlers, while the red, white and blue colours evoke the Dutch heritage of the landowners, the Vandenberg family.

Quilt Address:

8th Concession 443
Harley , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.081021, -80.488557

Hoodless Homestead

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site portrays rural life in the 19th century. Built in 1851 and restored and furnished to properly reflect her era (1857-1910), the Homestead is open to the public.

Quilt Address:

359 Blue Lake Road
St. George , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.236709, -80.296592

Paris On The Grand

Located on property that was once the fairgrounds, this building and the surrounding parkland reflect that history. Constructed in 1922 as an arena, and now home to the Paris Museum and Archives.

Quilt Address:

51 William Street
Paris , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.194556, -80.380864

Spinning Colour Wheel

Located in Glenhyrst Gardens on the Grand River, this home was left to the City of Brantford in 1957 with directions that it be a place for artistic and cultural pursuits. Glenhyrst Art Gallery is a public, nonprofit art gallery.

Quilt Address:

20 Ava Road
Brantford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.156770, -80.286811

Friendship Circle

Located near Lions Park in Brantford, near the Grand River and trails, this area will become the War of 1812 Peace Garden in 2013. Like the garden, the Friendship Circle quilt block symbolizes 200 years of peace.

Quilt Address:

Gilkinson Street Mount Pleasant Road
Brantford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.126617, -80.268177

Bell's Telephone

Brantford is known as the Telephone City as it is the home of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. This original quilt block represents the first telephone.

Quilt Address:

94 Tutela Heights Road
Brantford , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.106848, -80.269078

Patriot's Star

This property is part of the Phelps Tract, a 1,200-acre parcel of land granted by Joseph Brant in 1804 to Epaphras Lord Phelps. Phelps advised that the Six Nations remain neutral during the War of 1812 and was forced to flee to America.

Quilt Address:

538 Mount Pleasant Road
Mount Pleasant , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.095879, -80.298930

Double Wedding Ring

The Bryning Manse, named for Rev. John Bryning (1770-1853) who came to Mount Pleasant as the first resident minister c.1828. Bryning officiated at most of the marriages in the hamlet for many years.

Quilt Address:

676 Mount Pleasant Road
Mount Pleasant , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.080177, -80.312481

Our Mount Pleasant Home

Granted burying ground upon the death of village co-founder Thomas Sturgis in 1802, the cemetery contains settlers and residents including veterans of the War of 1812, businessmen, landowners, local legends, pioneer women, and children.

Quilt Address:

Mount Pleasant Road
Mount Pleasant , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.077332, -80.313183

Musket Balls

In late 1814, American General Duncan McArthur set out from Detroit with the intent to attack the British at Burlington Heights.

Quilt Address:

150 Oakland Road
Oakland , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Coordinates:
43.031668, -80.332091