The Gift of the Label

The Gift of the Label

After my recent interview with Karen Brown of ‘Just Get it Done Quilts’ (on YouTube – June 27) one commenter said: “It seems that current day charity groups could use the advice of your speaker with regard to the donations of quilts being made to Ukraine right...
Canadian Quilter Article – A WWII Quilt Comes Home

Canadian Quilter Article – A WWII Quilt Comes Home

This article is published and beautifully illustrated in Canadian Quilter – Summer 2022 edition When I stitch by hand, whether quilting, embroidering or crocheting, I often listen to ‘Haptic and Hue’, a podcast about the history of cloth and textiles and the...
“Shoulder-To-The-Wheel”

“Shoulder-To-The-Wheel”

On a recent wander into an antique mall, I found several issues of an old magazine called The Canadian Countryman.  I love vintage magazines and have quite a stash, but lately I am focusing only on Canadian periodicals during wartime.  In this issue from...
Honouring the Women and Children who Volunteered

Honouring the Women and Children who Volunteered

The Volunteers “Thousands of women and children volunteered during theSecond World War. They provided nursing care, respite,entertainment and meals. They knitted and quilted, madeclothing for overseas victims of war, ran blood donorclinics, collected salvage,...
Maple Syrup for Britain

Maple Syrup for Britain

I learned a new fact that this month, as I was doing research in The Gananoque Reporter.  I discovered that the people and children of Gananoque shipped hundreds of pounds of maple syrup to the children of Britain in April of 1942.  Maple syrup provided to the people...