Happy 151 Years 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.