Monthly Archives: April 2011

Thamesville Credit Union sponsors Double Irish Chain

Thank you, Heritage Canada and TCCU.

Thamesville Community Credit Union was started in 1955 as a rural Credit Union to service the needs of the agricultural community around the Thamesville area. In early 1998 the Credit Union’s growth necessitated the opening of its second branch in Wardsville and has not looked back since. In June 2005 the Credit Union expanded again with the opening of its newly constructed building in Dutton. TCU provides financial services to over 3200 members with a full range of financial products and services tailored to the members needs in its communities.  TCCU Wardsville is the proud sponsor of the Double Irish Chain.

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Double Irish Chain

The Double Irish Chain was a popular quilt pattern used in the early 1800s. The history of the quilt pattern connects this quilt and the life of George Ward to his humble beginnings in his native country of Ireland. The Irish people who settled here in the early 1800s influence this area.

The Irish Double Chain quilt pattern was one of the many skills that were brought to Canada by Irish settlers such as Margaret Ward. Eventually the Irish double chain would become part of not just Irish heritage but Canadian heritage as well. This quilt block pattern reminds us that Canada’s people came from different backgrounds and countries.
Written by Rosemary Cranney, Becky Clarke and Ken Willis

Eat Locally: Our Egg Farmer sponsors.

Eat Locally.  Here’s a great little video posted on Wendi Hiebert’s Egg Blog.

Doors Open Middlesex: Sept 17, 18

The Wardsville Barn Quilt Trail will be highlighted as part of Doors Open Middlesex, Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18, 2011.

Middlesex County – The unique historical towns and villages that make up Middlesex County will be front and centre this fall, as Middlesex Tourism sets to launch Doors Open Middlesex, a program that will educate, enlighten and entertain all those who come through the “doors”.  Maria Van Bommel, MPP for London-Kent-Middlesex, joined Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) representative Mike Crook to announce that this initiative would be receiving a $43,600 OTF grant.

Spirit of Ward mural in Wardsville

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