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Monday 23 July 2018

New Shipment

Another exciting box of goodies has arrived!  This time, it's more copies of Canadian Heritage Quilting.
Diane Shink and I teamed up in 2009 to do this book, and I like it more and more each time I open the pages.  It contains information on the history of quilting in Canada, and updated instructions for making these classics. Diane is a certified quilt appraiser through AQS and has an extensive collection of antique and vintage quilts, many of which are featured in the book. She knows, and shares, the history of each quilt.
I made the cover fan quilt using 50's reproduction fabrics, and named it "Gram's Baptist Fans."  My Gram was a staunch Baptist and in the photo chosen for the cover, the quilt is draped on one of the pews from the former Baptist Church in Five Islands.  Lying open on the quilt, is a hymn book from that same church.
I chose the colour palette and design as they reminded me of a fan quilt my Gram had made many years earlier. Here is Gram's fan quilt, draped over an engagement picture of her and future husband, Austen.  I think this was taken around 1921.
Recently, my friend Debbie Ferguson gifted me with the twin of this quilt, found in a house her parents had purchased, two doors down from Gram's. I was - and am- beyond thrilled to receive this quilt. Many of the same fabrics can be found in both, and I can picture Gram and Mrs. Perry exchanging scraps at sewing circle.  
Quilt by Myrtle Davis on the left, and quilt by Linda Perry on the right.
In total, Canadian Heritage Quilting contains seventeen patterns, including my much-acclaimed"Log Canada".
This Ohio Star baby quilt pattern is also one of my favourites:

I've been sold out of this book for a bit, so am pleased to have them back in stock. There is a link for easy online ordering here.  

1 comment:

  1. Such an interesting and informative book, Karen.....I have learned a lot from it.