Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day

Happy Canada Day!

Karen Neary's Log Canada quilt
photographed in a historical garden in Nova Scotia.
This image appeared in the book, Canadian Heritage Quilting
which she co-authored with Diane Shink.

July 1 is the official birthdate of Canada! In 1867, three colonies were united- the province of Canada, which was Ontario and Quebec, plus New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. We're 145 years old today and my have we grown! Canada is now made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories.

This is a holiday long weekend when many people head to cottage country. BBQ's and picnics are called for!

detail, Log Canada by Karen Neary
Notice the maple leaf in the quilted design.

This quilt is part of Tradition in Transition. I plan to hang it at the front of the exhibition space to announce to visitors, "This is the Canadian exhibit."

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