Norwood 4-H club makes barn quilt to thank supporters
Sunderland Co-Op, Norwood Fair and legion do a lot for community
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.