The design idea began during the Olympic fever of our past year. The linked rings in the Olympic logo became hearts to echo a line from our national anthem ("With glowing hearts, we see thee rise" is quilted in the inner border in the sample quilt). The colours chosen for the hearts reflect not only our winning Olympic spirit but also a bit of Canadiana: blue for water, sky, and our French heritage; black for Cape Breton coal and Alberta oil; green for our forests; red for our maple leaf and flag; gold for wheat, maple syrup and of course, as the commodity immortalized in Robert Service's "Spell of the Yukon". As always, I am grateful for the help of Lynn Bourgeois for her assistance in pattern editing.
Fort Beausejour is one of my absolute favourite places to visit; officially the site opens tomorrow but there were many visitors there this past weekend including a family from P.E.I. who asked to take photos of the quilt also. That was a nice compliment.
The pattern for With Glowing Hearts © retails for $10.95. There's lots of time to get it sewn before Canada Day! Please ask at your local quilt shop, or send an email to order directly from this site with a credit card. The pattern has not been added to the checkout as yet, but will be shortly. Timeless Stitches Quilt Shop in River John is well stocked with the pattern so stop in and have a look!