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Peel 4-H Meets Barn Quilts

Submitted by Allison French
Peel 4-H - Barn Quilt Bandits
(Posted July 25, 2016)

Peel 4-H Meets Barn Quilting

Submitted by Allison French

Peel Barn Quilting Press Reporter

This spring Peel 4-H held their very first Barn Quilting club. Many of you might look at this and think ‘What is Barn Quilting?’ Well, barn quilting is where a large piece of wood is painted to look like a quilt and put on the side of barns or sheds. We had 17 eager members who spent countless hours making their barn quilts. They started by drawing their designs on paper and then later painting them onto the MDO boards (modified density overlay which is a water proof plywood). These boards would not have been bought without the grant received from the Town of Caledon to our 4-H club. Members painted various things on their boards, including, tractor symbols, cows, beautiful quilt designs, 4-H related boards and some members painted their boards to represent Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday. All these boards will be on display in various location including, Brampton and Bolton Fall Fair in September, Caledon Public Libraries, Alton Mill Art Centre and Caledon Town Hall. We will also be creating an outdoor display on the Judge Farm, Airport Road south of the Village of Caledon East. Our Achievement Night was held on May 27th at the St. James Anglican Church. Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson attended. He is a huge supporter of 4-H being a 4-H alumni himself. We would like to thank everyone who made this club possible including our four leaders. Also, a big thanks to Innis Farm for letting our club use their shop to paint our boards and being so patient because paint takes a long time to dry. Come check out our Barn Quilt boards at any of the locations listed above, the members did a great job to create these stunning boards.


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