Quilts at Upper Canada Village

A trip to Upper Canada Village with the kids, on the way home from Ottawa. The village was awesome — a fully functioning pioneer village where they raise and shear sheep, card and spin wool, weave and quilt, raise produce in a huge vegetable garden, milk cows and make cheese… it was really cool, and I could easily have spent two full days there, looking around and talking to everyone.

For the kids, however, several hours was enough, and they were ready to move on to our next camp site.

I did manage to snap a few photos of sewing-related things. Above, a huge sampler quilt in a frame. At right, a simple bedroom — but I liked the clam shell pattern on the carpet on the floor. It reminded me that I’d like to make a clam shell quilt some day.

Below, another bedroom shows off the sorts of blankets and rugs that are woven at Upper Canada Village. Weaving could be a lot of fun… not sure that I need another hobby, though!





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