The story

One, Two Buckle My Shoe

This quilt block is both attractive and intriguing because it presents itself not only as a quilt block but also a postage stamp. Nancy and Ted Hodgkinson, the present owners of this property, wanted to honour and celebrate the history of their house, which was originally used as a cottage industry for making shoes and later became a rural post office. The traditional quilt pattern of “One, Two, Buckle my Shoe” alludes to the long ago manufacture of shoes; the scalloped edging, post mark and cancellation recall the days of the rural post office; and, the colours of green and blue are taken directly from one of the stamps used during the period the post office was in operation.

Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Nancy & Ted Hodgkinson


One, Two, Buckle my Shoe

1312 Tapley 1/4 Line, Cavan, ON

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