(L-R) Honourable Mayor Robert Quaiff, County of Prince Edward; Pat Dubyk, Co-Founder and Coordinator, PEC Barn Quilt Trails; Jennifer Hagerman; Irene Hagerman; Jodie Lavender; Mary Simpson, Ontario Barn Quilt Trails.
100th Barn Quilt ... "Anniversary Quilt" ... at Hagerman Farms, 13644 Loyalist Parkway, Picton, Prince Edward County.
(L-R) Honourable Mayor Robert Quaiff, County of Prince Edward; Mary Simpson, Ontario Barn Quilt Trails; Pat Dubyk, Co-Founder and Coordinator, PEC Barn Quilt Trails; Ron Dubyk, Co-Founder, PEC Barn Quilt Trails.
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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CELEBRATES 100TH BARN QUILT Milestone Addition at Hagerman Farms joins County's Largest Outdoor Art Gallery
PICTON, ON – Monday, September 14, 2015 – The 100th Barn Quilt was installed today at Hagerman Farms on Loyalist Parkway near Picton in the heart of Prince Edward County. The design was fashioned after a pattern on a quilt made by family and friends and given to Irene and the late Lyle Hagerman to celebrate their 40th Wedding Anniversary, thus the name “Anniversary Quilt.”
Founded in Prince Edward County in 2013 by residents, Pat & Ron Dubyk, and supported by countless residents, business owners and a dedicated group of motivated volunteers, PEC Barn Quilt Trails has quickly grown to become the County’s “Largest Outdoor Art Gallery” with 100 eye-catching painted barn quilts mounted on buildings such as barns, museums, parks, schools and businesses.
The PEC Barn Quilt Trails have been supported by the Ontario Barn Quilt Trails, Trillium Foundation and Picton Home Hardware, as well as countless other local individuals and businesses who embraced the colourful trail as a welcome addition to the community.
Barn quilts are eight-foot square (or smaller) painted replicas of actual fabric quilt blocks, painted on wooden or MDO boards, then mounted on a barn or other building. While cloth quilts are usually made up of a series of the same pattern placed together, a barn quilt is a single pattern square. The pattern for a particular barn quilt may be replicas of cloth quilts, designs cherished within a family or reflect the farm or business. Mostly, the barn quilt is simply one whose traditional pattern is appealing to its creator or owners.
Considered rural eye candy when glimpsed along rural highways and back roads, Barn Quilts draw attention to Ontario’s disappearing rural landscapes, timber frame barns and the family farm. Barn Quilts tell a story, draw attention to unmarked historical places and create a year-round themed route for residents and visitors alike that celebrates rural culture and the traditional arts.