Painted by the Brant County 4-H Barn Quilt Paint Club & Community Volunteers The sound of a train whistle whistling through the air was a well-known sound to all residents of St. George beginning in 1852. A trestle was built over Beaver Creek; the Great Western Railway ran about 1...
The St George Barn Quilt Trail is the lasting legacy of the St George Bi-Centennial celebrations during 2014.
In September 2013 Brant County 4-H Leaders, Edith Stone and Joan Crawford-Wehrstein lead a 4-H Club, Our Heritage-History-Barn Quilts. Six blocks representing various aspects of the Village’s 200 years were designed. Seed funding, 1/3 of the total funds raised, was received through Ontario Barn Quilt Trails and Ontario Trillium Foundation. In January 2014 the grades 7 and 8 students of St George German Public School designed 4 additional barn quilt blocks. The 2 additional themes were designed by the 4-H Leaders. By the end of March $15,000 had been raised and a 5000 square foot location was secured for the painting portion of the project! The painting process took eight weeks. The total number of volunteers was 34 and the total number of volunteer hours for thepainting process alone was approximately 350 hours!!!
The total number of individuals involved in the St George Barn Quilt Trail commemorating the St George Bi-Centennial is over 100!!! Fantastic community support for this last legacy, amazing!! Well done everyone!!
Information about the St George Barn Quilt Trail C/O the South Dumfries Historical Society.
36 Main Street South, P.O. Box 472
St. George, Ontario N0E 1N0
Phone: (519) 448-3265
Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm & by appointment.
Special hours for Canada Day and St. George AppleFest.