Niagara captured in a quilt
Many of us have fond memories of visiting the Niagara Region for the attractions, the falls, the wine, the hiking or whatever else strikes your fancy.
Back when Olga Johnson was a member of the Port Colborne Stitchery and Quilt Guild, the group received permission from Linda Zonneveld of Grimsby to adopt her pattern and celebrate the wonders of the Niagara area. Together, they created one row each month for a year.
They highlighted the wineries, the escarpment, Jordan Village, hiking trails, Welland Canal and fruit farms.
The top rows have stars, then trees along the escarpment. Next come the falling leaves, the towns' buildings and then sailboats on the "log-cabin" waterways. There are bowls of fruit (badly over-flashed in my photos, sorry) and Snail's Trails and Flying Geese blocks in between to separate the rows.
It really tells a story.
If you were going to create one of these to show off your town, what would you include? It's fun to wonder and who knows if it will inspire another version?
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