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The Indian Paintbrush, a barn quilt block, that honours the Delaware Nation, Moravian of the Thames Band, was a colourful contrast against the snow storm of December 2010.
This brightly coloured barn quilt block is in the traditional colours of the Delaware First Nations People and proved quite the attraction against the white snow.
Property owners state it is not uncommon for several people a day to stop and take a picture of this beautiful block.
Wardsville Barn Quilt Stories for you to read and print off.
Wardsville’s St John’s Presbyterian Church provides a spectacular back drop for the Old Country Church barn quilt block. This block was painted by the Grade 5/6 students of Mosa Central School. Rick Sommer, Made on Earth outdoor art gallery artist, gave the painting a “touch up” to help preserve it for the winter. Being close to the road we wanted to make sure road salt did not affect the great job our young artists did.
The St John’s Presbyterian Church members gave thumbs up for this barn quilt block. The original church was exactly like the painting.
Old Country Church: George and Margaret Ward were devout Anglicans. They believed that God was an omnipresent God who rewarded those who followed him. Prayer and worship were daily parts of the Wards’ life. They trusted God to ensure their safe arrival in Canada to establish a homestead. They believed that God created the earth and the soil. He was in control of their livelihood and survival. They had faith that God would provide a bountiful harvest every year.
The re-enactment of the Battle of the Longwoods will will be held Sat. March 8, 2014. Traffic will be re-routed off Longwoods Road. This is the first time the battle will be re-enacted on the actual site.
The “Soldiers” barn quilt block was the first choice for this battle ground where blood was spilled. “Soldiers” captures the attention of motorists speeding by and encourages people to stop the car and pay respects at the cairn.
The Upper Thames Reenactment Society cares for the site and holds a memorial service each year on the first Sunday of March at 2:00 p.m.
“Soldiers” is sponsored by Betty Simpson.