Barn Quilt Spotlight - the Lemon Family Quilt

The Lemon family have been avid volunteers in our local community for many, many years. Sam and Marilyn passed on their love of volunteerism to their children, who have passed it down to their children. Their family is currently very active in the Rocklyn Community, participating in the Agricultural Society, many of the 4H Programs, The Temple Hill United Church and so much more. Recently they even where recognized on a local radio show that showcases a "Local Hero" each week. They have all held many positions within the organizations that they are apart of. And are now multiple generations in being involved like other community groups like the Junior Farmer's Association of Ontario. This was one of the quilts that were painted in the first "phase" of our trail and it became a family affair. There were 3 generations of the Lemon Family to partake in painting of this quilt. It is proudly displayed on their eldest daughter's shed (Shannon Martin) as you make your way to Markdale from the Rocklyn Area. Thank you for all your years of service to the community and for being apart of our trail.

The Lemon family has been involved in farming their whole life, Sam & Marilyn have raised 4 children on the farm that Sam was born & raised on, Owned by Herb & Wilda Lemon. Marilyn Parents George & Blanche Sutherland farmed on a farm west of Chatsworth and were life members of the Chatsworth Agricultural society. Blanche was a life member of the Keward Women’s Institute as well Wilda Lemon was a life member of the Goring Women’s Institute. Quilting was always a part of our homes as both ladies were known for their handmade and hand quilted quilts. We received quilts as gifts & our children received quilts as wedding gifts. Favourite quilts were Colonial Ladies, Log Cabin & Wedding Ring,  Our Family chose “Bethlehem Star Double wedding ring” as our pattern for our barn quilt. We are members of the Temple Hill/Walters Falls United Pastoral Charge and involved with the Walk Through Bethlehem Pageant held each December. Several of our grand children portrayed baby Jesus in the pageant so “Bethlehem Star” design has a special meaning for our family. Our Family chose the pattern, help paint and hung our quilt at our daughters farm at RR #3 on Country Rd 12 Shannon & Craig Martin. It is erected on their shed close to the road where it can be admired easily by passer bye.  Thanks To the Rocklyn Agricultural Society for sponsoring this project of beautification to our community

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