This Quilt Trail is a combination of a tourism attraction, a business marketing tool, and a showcasing of our unique community history – It is truly an example of ‘Cultural Tourism’.
Showcasing unique cultural businesses with a visual of a large quilt block sign 5 x 5 with title banners the quilt block is symbolic of the ‘place’. A story of the business, the importance of its history to our settlement area and the reason for that quilt block is assigned to each block.
Click on map button for a printable map for the 'trail of quilt blocks’ or click on the "Trail" button for the printed brochure.
The map provided on the website is interactive and pinpoints the locations of the quilts with a history attached. Click on the quilt pinpoint or click on the quilt block in the slideshow.
As you travel the Trail, notice that we have also inserted a QR code on each block sign. The QR code will direct you to the specific quilt block story.
As not all of us are advanced technologically and the Low German language is oral, we are attempting as well to attach an oral story to the sign.
This is a project of the Mennonite Community Services (MCS) with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Quilt Trail is honouring the MCS culture and its place here and at the same time including settlement stories which help shape our community and is culturally inclusive including the Amish community.