The Mariner’s Compass pattern is one of the earliest quilt patterns and dates back to the early 1700’s. It represents finding your way… and how over 150 years and 5 generations ago, our farming family found their way from Scotland to Canada and settled in Huron County…. on Ontario’s West C
The quilt colour’s include a vibrant blue which reflects the colour of the adjacent farm buildings, the ever-changing blue sky and the shades of nearby Lake Huron.
Originally there was an old bank barn on the farm that housed a variety of livestock (cows, horses, pigs, chickens). Early farming pioneers built our triple-brink farm house in 1865, prior to Canada evening becoming a country!
Leeming Farms was established in 1987 in Tuckersmith Township (now part of Huron East) and we produce eggs, corn, wheat, soybeans and white beans. The 80th Annual Huron County Plowing Match was held here in 2007.
There are also three 4×4 barn quilts located on our farm; 2 sunflowers quilt blocks and 1 corn & bean quilt block.
Our barn quilts were put up in 2017 to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada, Huron County hosting the International Plowing Match, and the 30th year of our farm!
Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Carol Leeming
Mariner’s Compass- Leeming Family Farm
41802 Front Rd, Seaforth,ON
Latitude : 43.5615 Longitude : -81.461