Quilts in historic Bellevue House

During our summer travels, we stopped to view Bellevue House in Kingston, which at one time was called home by Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald.

There’s little to nothing in the house that actually belonged to John A., but the house has been restored in a style that reflects what it would have looked like when John A. was living there with his sickly wife.

I took many pictures of the rooms, and furniture, and especially couldn’t resist photographing the quilts!

I think the log cabin is my particular favourite. I love the different colours used, and the way the solids stand out in contrast with the prints. A cozy and scrappy look that makes those bygone days seem so homey and welcoming! However, I’m sure the house was probably cold and drafty to live in, and any quilts used were enjoyed more for their warmth than their beauty!




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