All of the quilt blocks depicted an aspect of the lives of Margaret and George Ward, the founders of the community of Wardsville, population around 400 people. George fought in the war of 1812 so this soldier block is near the site of the Battle at Longwoods.
Wardsville celebrated their 200th anniversary in 2010 and this Barn Quilt project was their special project to commemorate this occasion.
One of the Quilt blocks was in Newbury, just north of Wardsville. Newbury's claim to fame is "Skunks Misery", a swampy area with Carolinian forest and many plant, animal and bird species.
Newbury has some very interesting park benches outside their town hall.
We will have to go back and do more exploring in the area again. We did not see any live skunks on our Barn Quilt tour on the weekend!
As part of their bicentennial project, some women in the Wardsville area made a quilt out of the same blocks as on the Barn Quilt trail. Here is a picture of the quilt, taken from their blog. I saw this quilt at the International Plowing Match in St. Thomas/Central Elgin in September of 2010.
If you would like to go on this barn quilt trail, you can get a map and more information at the blog.