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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To Ottawa with love

Many of my readers who are quilters, are familiar with Bonnie Hunter, quilter, teacher and blogger extraordinaire. I have had the link to her blog Quiltville, on my sidebar for quite a while now. I actually met Bonnie last spring when I was lucky enough to take a class from her in Maine. Imagine my surprise tonight when I looked at her most recent post called Hearts Breaking for Canada, and saw one of my quilts!! Bonnie had searched Google Images for "Canadian quilts" and among those she chose was one of mine! Sadly the link did not give her any identifying info, but I assure you it is mine! (Edit: she has since corrected that and cited credit. Thanks Bonnie!) I made it back in 2009, you can read about it here.  Many of the red squares came in a little pack I purchased in Ottawa, and it also includes a square of CQA's 25th anniversary fabric. Our national conference, Quilt Canada, was held in Ottawa in 2006 to celebrate the 25th anniversary year. I was there.... So tonight I'm sending love to Ottawa, and to Hamilton to the family of the young reservist soldier who was shot today. So very sad. Such a senseless death. Let's all pray a little harder for Peace... I can't help but wonder if everyone in the world was a quilter, wouldn't it be a kinder and more peaceful place?
May God bless us all...  and God Bless Kevin Vickers, a New Brunswick hero! 

PEACE,
Linda

O Canada, We stand on guard for thee!

8 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful, Linda. How thoughtful of Bonnie to do that and to actually pick one of your quilts! It's a tragic day for our country and I'm afraid there will be more to come. We need to pray for our country and our leaders.

GailM. said...

Yes, it's so nice that she chose your little quilted piece. What a sad day for Canada.

Lorette Cole said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely posts by two wonderful quilters offering their thoughts, love and prayers to the families! Canada has a lot of broken hearts today! Thank you for this blog post Linda!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely post Linda, and your maple leaf quilt is the perfect symbol for Canadians to come together in prayer for peace.

Tisha Dolton said...

Fitting tribute. Lovely work.

Sheila said...

Your quilt is perfect to show support for this terrible tragedy in Ottawa . I have family there so my heart goes out to the family who lost their son in such a senseless way .

Janet said...

Bonnie is a caring person for sure. I am so happy to see the many tributes today to our country from our quilting friends.

Susan Elliott said...

Wonderful quilt!!

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