Monthly Archives: October 2011

J.H. Sales sponsors Farmer’s Wife

J.H. Sales & Service is the proud sponsor of The Farmer’s Wife located at 1918 Longwoods Rd., Wardsville.  Here’s the link to J.H. Sales & Services on google map.

Hosted by Bladek Farm and sponsored byJ.H. Sales & Services
This quilt block honours all Canadian pioneer women, especially those who endured much hardship during the War of 1812 – 1814.

Based on excerpt from Rosemary Cranney’s Through the Eyes of Margaret Ward:
“This morning I set bread to rise in the warmth from the fireplace, while the two youngest children took turns churning the butter. The churn and two new oak buckets have made life considerably easier, although I still have to thresh, grind and winnow wheat before I can make bread.
“Along with daily chores, I plant and weed the vegetable garden, hill potatoes and each spring I help with sugaring-off when the maple sap starts running. There is a quilt that will have to be tied because there will be no time to quilt it properly before the cold weather arrives. I have most of the blocks cut from old trousers and two coats are waiting to be cut into more blocks.

“There are vegetables to harvest and dry before they are stored in the root cellar.  Apples are still hanging on many of the eighty trees in the orchard and I must dig potatoes. I also wash and mend clothes and prepare meals for travelers who stop over at the Inn. The well-known saying, ‘A man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done,’ has proven itself true in this wilderness.”


LeMoyne Star in Rodney Ontario

Le Moyne Star painted by Allan Watson Rodney Ontario

After months of waiting the LeMoyne Star has finally appeared on the garage door of Allan Watson, Rodney Ontario. Allan contacted me several months ago about his plan for “gettin on the barn quilt trail” He has sent along a little bit of information about his project.

Block name: LeMoyne Star (also The Divided Star, Star of the East, North Star, Louisiana Star).
This block was created prior to 1860. It is named after the LeMoyne brothers who settled in Louisiana in 1690 and founded the city of New Orleans. It is often called “Lemon Star” in the North.
The Watson’s found this block on a website and immediately fell in love with the colors and design. If you’re travelling South on the  Furnival road into Rodney check out this fabulous art piece. Here’s the address, 289 Furnival Rd Rodney ON.

Great job! Thanks for getting involved.


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