Christine Crawford, Chatham KentOctober 31, 2017 7:37 pm
Service to Mankind Award 2017 awarded to Christine Crawford, Thamesville, Ontario by the Sertoma Club Ontario District Allegheny / Canada region.
Christine played an important role in one of the earliest barn quilts projects in Canada, the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail, sister trail to the Native Women’s Trail of Tears Barn Quilt Trail. After that project was completed, Christine helped Chatham-Kent Quilters Guild extend the barn quilt trail through Chatham-Kent to the mouth of the Thames River on Lake St. Clair.
The Thames River Barn Quilt Trail officially opened June 11, 2016. Chris helped raise funds for this ambitious three year project, not to mention writing stories, painting, promoting, and presenting. Chris helped write the book, Thames River Barn Quilt Trail – People of the Thames 1750 – 1850.
“I have been pleasantly surprised and gratified by the reactions of the people in their community and those who have attended our many presentations. Their interest and curiosity in both the barn quilt designs and the stories they represent have convinced me this was a most worthwhile project.” – Chris Crawford
This post was written by Mary Simpson