Rediscovery of a Cumberland WWII quilt with 700+ names stitched into it. List of names on signature quilt pages 1-10  

In 1941 as the magnitude of the Second World War was beginning to strike home, Canadian families bid farewell to  sons and daughters as they enlisted to go overseas. Many of these young people were wounded or killed in battle, or taken prisoner and sent to POW camps. How did Cumberland Township residents support their troops?  They made a quilt. Money was collected from family, friends and neighbours, and their