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To the Editor:

Scugog Standard Newspaper: What is a Barn Quilt Trail – March 24th edition.

It was great to see an article about Barn Quilt Trails in the Agriculture section of your most recent newspaper. I just wanted you and your readers to know the Durham Region Barn Quilt Trail is now a trail on the Ontario Barn Quilts Trail website. We have 10 locations presently, although they are mostly in Clarington and North Oshawa, but we are working to find sites in the North Durham communities of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock. This summer, the Scugog Shores Museum hopes to have their quilt up at the Museum Village. We are also hosting an information night in Blackstock, at the United Church, on April 6th, starting at 7 p.m., for anyone interested in finding out more about how they can contribute to the Trail.

The Durham Barn Quilt Trail is an initiative of the Durham Farm Connections Heritage Committee. They continue to draw attention to the history of our rural landscapes and agricultural history. The purpose is to use eye-catching folk art to attract visitors to our communities, via the use of social media. Farm markets, cideries, museums, mills, agri-businesses, bed and breakfasts, inns, churches, fairgrounds, family farms, and any rural historical place can be used to create the Trail and highlight the important elements of our rural landscape.

For more information: contact us at or follow the Trail at Thanks again for the article to help folks understand what the trails are hoping to accomplish.

Marilyn Pearce DFC Heritage Committee

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