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More Quilt Stories from the Road

The Sugar Pine Company can be found in the scenic Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, just a short drive from Banff.  Alcoves, shelves and walls are packed with material, quilts, fabric packs and all manner of quilting inspiration, beautifully displayed. … Continue reading

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Quilt Stories from the Road

This month my husband and I explored a bit of central B.C.  Besides enjoying the mountains, ranch lands, canyons, lakes and waterfalls, I managed to do a bit of quilt spotting.  That’s my department. Dancing Quilts   In 100 Mile House I visited a … Continue reading

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Dianne Stevenson – Caring for Quilts

Dianne Stevenson came to our April meeting with her presentation “C.P.R. – Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration: Breathing New Life into Old Textiles.”  We learned how to care for old quilts and how to prevent damage to newer quilts. Dianne referred … Continue reading

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The Power of Quilts, with Yoskyl

At our October meeting, we were treated to an engaging presentation called “The Power of Quilts,” given by one of our members.  Yoskyl is a retired North Vancouver teacher librarian with a love of quilting and with a family tradition of … Continue reading

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Krista Hennebury Presentation

We were fortunate to have Krista Hennebury at our September meeting.  In an entertaining and informative presentation, she spoke to us about modern quilting and showed some of her quilts. After a career as a geologist, Krista pursued her interest … Continue reading

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Hearst Castle, California – A Quilting Connection

Who knew I would be talking quilting during a visit to Hearst Castle!  This opulent mansion, high in the hills overlooking the Central California Coast, was built by William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), an American newspaper magnate.  He was one of … Continue reading

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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD with ANNE S.

What an interesting meeting!  Anne’s excellent talk on Quilts in the Underground Railroad did not dispell the myth but it did give us a better understanding of the possible code. Anne’s references: Burns, Eleanor, & Bouchard, Sue. Underground Railroad Sampler. … Continue reading

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DIANE STEVENSON and OUR HISTORY

March was the beginning of a history of Canada theme at our meetings.  Diane Stevenson presented a mini general history illustrated with maps and artifacts, including, a beaver pelt and hat.  For the quilting history part of her talk she … Continue reading

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