What is the Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail?
[It] is a touring route composed of a series of trails wandering through the beautiful countryside of Simcoe County, to celebrate agriculture in the area. The quilts along the trail tell stories of local history, tourism, agriculture, family traditions and heritage. The quilts are painted panels that mimic quilt squares.– Tourism Simcoe County
For further information and to explore the other barn quilts in Simcoe County, visit the Tourism Simcoe County’s website.
Why did CCHM join the Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail?
CCHM is a tourist attraction in Simcoe County that is committed to preserving local history and heritage. This includes farming and homesteading history. Our museum features many quilts from the area which have been donated or made by local quilting groups and members of the community.
Each year, we host “Fabric Fest” and “Heritage Day” where we celebrate heritage crafts with visitors and artists from around the area.
About The Log Cabin Quilt Pattern
We chose the log cabin pattern to represent our log cabin which dates back to the 1830-1840s and is the central feature of our museum.