Happy Canada Day eh!

Happy 151 Years Canada.

O Canada

I just had to show off my O Canada quilt that I completed this year.  The story about my quilt is HERE.  It took a lot of time to create the fabric for these flag blocks, just as it has taken time to enjoy the Canada we enjoy today.

Just recently I had been looking into the history of a quilt top from our local museum.  It was made prior to Confederation (1867) in 1852.  The top quilt was to be given as a gift to Sarah Jane ?  (we thing her surname was Coral).  My area of Canada had already been established by then with the thriving  community Fort York and a surrounding area of rich and productive farm land.

Our local quilt show was recently held in the Sharon Temple.  The Temple was built from 1825 – 1831 by Children of Peace, an Upper Canada Quaker sect .  The Temple is an architectural symbol of their vision of a society based on the values of peace, equality and social justice.  I believe Canadians still hold true to those values today.

Another thing I would like to share is a wonderful song delivered by our famous Canadian astronaut and his brother……Chris and Dave Hadfield.   It really shows how  “down to earth” Canadians can be.

How grateful and proud I am to live in this beautiful country called CANADA.

Have a wonderful Canada Day weekend to all my Canadian friends.  For my American friends, have a great Memorial Day   …..   oops!  I meant Independence Day.   Drive an play safe everyone.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Happy Canada Day eh!

  1. Hi Linda,
    Beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and especially the fabrics you chose for it. It’s hard to see the quilting, but it looks like stippling in the white areas. Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • I did a detailed post about the quilt back in May when I finished the quilt. There is a close up of the quilting in that post. In the white I put wavy horizontal lines. In the coloured parts I have written the lyrics to the song “O Canada”. I made the fabrics for each flag myself. I gathered all my fabrics and sorted them into colours, then cut small pieces from each one and sewed them back together in an improv fashion to make “slabs” of fabrics in the same colour family. It was meant to symbolize individual Canadians from various backgrounds.

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