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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Ruby Red & White

Canada Day 2014;  we're all celebrating our country's 147th birthday!
Over the years I've made a lot of red and white quilts.  Last year I added these placemats to dress up our table.  I have a free pattern for another placemat with a Canadiana theme here if you'd like to make some of your own.
Naturally, I've also made a maple leaf quilt.  Not sure how many years ago this one was made but seriously close to 30, I think!  My machine quilting has come a long way since this one was made.

Although not terribly patriotic, one of my favourites is this geometric Drunkard's Path.
My favourite is my well-travelled Log Canada, pictured here at the Public Gardens in Halifax, N.S.
I am thrilled to read my email this morning and learn that Log Canada has been selected to be part of International Quilt Festival's Ruby Jubilee exhibit this fall in Houston.  IQF is celebrating 40 years and is marking the occasion with an exhibit of red and white quilts.  I am honoured our national colours fit so well with this show.

Happy Canada Day!


  1. Happy Canada Day! Congratulations on having your quilt selected! Will you be going down to Houston?

  2. Houston, how exciting! Congratulations.

  3. Wow, that's great - congratulations, Karen! Will you be able to attend Houston to see your quilt hanging......and to launch your new book?

  4. How wonderful! Congratulations and Happy Canada Day.

  5. Good news Karen. I'm very pleased that we will be so well represented. Hurray for you!