Nor­wood 4-H club makes barn quilt to thank sup­port­ers

Sun­der­land Co-Op, Nor­wood Fair and le­gion do a lot for com­mu­nity

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - Jeff Dor­nan nor­wood­[email protected]­i­

As with all 4-H clubs, Peter­bor­ough County 4-H has a man­date to learn by do­ing, a di­rec­tive that is ac­com­plished with great suc­cess through a num­ber of smaller hands on sub-clubs.

The 2019 Barn Quilt­ing Club was the idea of one of Nor­wood’s young 4-H mem­bers, Rebecca Stock­dale.

Rebecca was cho­sen to be one of six 4-H am­bas­sadors this year. One of the re­quire­ments of the po­si­tion is the or­ga­ni­za­tion and com­ple­tion of a com­mu­nity in­volve­ment pro­ject. Rebecca de­cided to hon­our the ma­jor con­tri­bu­tions of the big­gest sup­port­ers in the com­mu­nity by pre­sent­ing them with a “piece of 4-H.” The “piece” would be an au­then­tic, hand­made barn quilt.

Rebecca chose three or­ga­ni­za­tions, The Nor­wood Le­gion, the Nor­wood Fair and the Sun­der­land Co-Op. Grow­ing up in Nor­wood, Rebecca was able to see their many con­tri­bu­tions. The fair also do­nates the use of the fair­grounds to 4-H each year to host their achieve­ment day, where mem­bers can present the an­i­mals that they worked all year to raise and train.

Rebecca de­cided to en­list some help and, in proper 4-H fash­ion, de­cided to make it into a club. Cathy Stock­dale and Erin Stock­dale were the su­per help­ful and ded­i­cated lead­ers that guided her vi­sion and made it all run smoothly. The club had nine mem­bers to help cre­ate the master­pieces, with

Chris­tine Van­dervegt, Sam Van­dervegt, Ruby Fer­gu­son, Chloe Shaw, Abby Shaw, Amy Dafoe, Claire Doris and Ella Doris join­ing Rebecca. “It was a lot of fun to have this chance to give back to the com­mu­nity in a big way,” Rebecca said.

A barn quilt is a very large piece of art­work that is gen­er­ally painted on wood and hung high up on the out­side of a barn. The de­sign, as the name sug­gests, is usu­ally in­spired by the pat­terns and sym­met­ri­cal forms from a hand­made quilt that you might find on the bed.

Get Stuffed tur­key din­ner

The Nor­wood Li­on­ess will host their an­nual Get Stuffed Tur­key Lun­cheon on Nov. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nor­wood Town Hall, fea­tur­ing a tra­di­tional tur­key din­ner with all the trim­mings, plus a va­ri­ety of raf­fles, door prizes and a Gro­cery Ham­per draw. Tick­ets are $15, kids 6 to 11 are $5, and un­der-6 eat free. Tick­ets are avail­able at the Nor­wood Home Hard­ware.

Tree and Twi­light Fes­ti­val

Get your tick­ets soon for the Aspho­del-Nor­wood His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s “Trees & Twi­light Fes­ti­val” at the Nor­wood Town Hall, Nov. 29 and 30. The so­ci­ety’s bi-an­nual, hol­i­daythemed fundraiser fea­tures a Fri­day evening gala and a Satur­day Ven­dors Christ­mas Mar­ket along with a Chil­dren’s Sto­ry­telling Tea Party. Tick­ets are avail­able in ad­vance only. For in­for­ma­tion, please call Paula Warr at 705-772-0136 or Brenda Bul­lock at 705-837-2064.

Santa Claus pa­rade

Aspho­del-Nor­wood’s-Christ­mas Pa­rade will roll through the streets on Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. De­tails next week.

St. An­drew’s Bazaar

Nor­wood’s St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, 19 Flora St., is host­ing its an­nual Christ­mas bazaar, bake sale and lun­cheon on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., more de­tails to come.


The Peter­bor­ough County 4-H Barn Quil­ters Club presents the Nor­wood Le­gion with a poppy themed barn quilt in Novem­ber, one of three barn quilts the club made for lo­cal sup­port­ers.

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