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Thursday May 1st, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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Two barn quilts have been installed in the Town of Tecumseh by the towns 1812 Bicentennial Committee and the Tecumseh Business Improvement Association.

A Barn Quilt is a large decorative mural painted on large pieces of signboard. Most patterns on Barn Quilts are taken from actual heritage quilt blocks or a creative pattern depicting an image of historical significance.

Barn Quilts highlight not only history in a unique way but are becoming outdoor museums and provide tourists with a story of the community and area in which they are displayed.

The Town of Tecumseh’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee commissioned a Corncob theme barn quilt that is now on public display within Lacasse Park, the home of the annual Tecumseh Corn Festival.

The Tecumseh Business Improvement Area created a barn quilt inspired by the log cabin that was once home to one of the Town’s earlier settlers and represents the early roots of the community. The log cabin barn quilt is now on public display on the public works municipal building located on the corner of Tecumseh Road and Lacasse.

Both Barn Quilts were designed by local artist Julie Butler and are a welcome addition to the Town’s streetscaping initiative that continues to add to the colourful and unique visual testament to our local talent and artists.

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