Pattern: Canada Geese Flag

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada! Everything around us has been branded Canada 150 for months: coffee mugs, jerseys, soap, even granola bars. And we have finally arrived at July 1 of this sesquicentennial year. I will be celebrating at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, but for you lovely folks - a 150th birthday gift… Read More

Quilt Charrette, No. 1

When I was in architecture school eons ago, I participated in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s annual student “Charrette” competition. It was a weekend-long intensive project that called for little sleep and fun times with my comrades. My team never won. The term “charrette” comes from the word for cart in French. According to Wikipedia, “its use in… Read More

Snow City

Quilting as a craft has deep roots in American history. Quilting was common from the birth of the United States as a nation and saw much evolution -- from traditional blocks stemming from pioneer journeys in the early 19th century, to Colonial Revival quilts in the 1920s and 30s, to today’s modern quilting movement. Each state even has a “state quilt block”; Hearth and Home magazine's received for… Read More