Quilting on a Continuum

Quilting on a Continuum

One of my interests in considering Canadian women’s wartime charitable work in textiles, is the multigenerational practice of women sewing and knitting in wartime. In a recent display I did for Quilts Kingston 2023, I demonstrated briefly how three women in Kingston...
The Power of the Printed Word

The Power of the Printed Word

Just about this time last year, in early 2022, I had the opportunity to share my research on Jo Andrews’ Haptic and Hue Podcast, in episode she called “Canada’s Forgotten Quilts”. Since that time, with Jo’s encouragement, I have dug deeper into the primary sources to...
World’s Largest Quilting Bee?

World’s Largest Quilting Bee?

PART 1 In Canada, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto is our nation’s largest fair. It has been in operation since 1879 and has opened annually on the same site for several weeks each year, with just a few exceptions because of war, plagues...