Stitchers/ Luchd-fuaigheil: Tulip Tree Needle Arts at Chatham-Kent, Ontario – [Guild] Yvonne Robb, Claudette Rowles,
Diana Overholt, Carolyn Beacroft, Liz Wilken, Karen MacDonald, Mary Robertson, Bernie Morrell, [Community] Margaret Goodlet, Sue Larke, Lena Robertson, Sue Sprake, Sue Marshall, [Artist] Katherine McFadden Stinson.
Lord Selkirk was ambitious to establish a settlement at Baldoon in 1804 and migrants travelled from Kirkcaldy on the Oughton with every expectation of sheep farming. The places and waterways they passed en route are recalled on the panel. Unfortunately the land proved to be marshy and with seven early deaths from malaria, represented by the mosquitoes, it became uninhabitable. The black goose recalls a mystery in local folklore representing the baffling experiences of the original fifteen families. They had all moved to higher ground by 1818 and established their community at Wallaceburg.