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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dear Sunbonnet Sue: Centennial Quilts

My Mother-in-law gave me a big bag of fabric today, and said it was for a "Centennial Quilt" that she started in 1967. There's no pattern, and I've never heard of such a thing. I wondered if one of the membership can advise me on how to complete it.
There are large triangle (60 degree triangles), 8 each of multiple patterned fabrics, each triangle has been turned under on all sides and basted, so I'm wondering if these were to be appliqu├ęd? My Mother-in-law doesn't remember what she had in mind, only mentioned something about maple leaves. I seem to think there was a Centennial logo that was triangles shaping a maple leaf - so maybe that's it?

Nancy-Rose
www.myquiltblog.com/nancyrose

Dear Nancy-Rose:
This Sunbonnet Sue was only 3 during the Canadian Centennial in 1967, so cannot personally remember any Quilt patterns available commemorating the event :) But you are right about the logo made of triangles. I found this logo on wikipedia, here. I put this question out to the membership to search back in their memories for any quilt patterns that may have commemorated this event. Please e-mail me if you can help or feel free to comment on this post.

1 comment:

Jacqui's Quilts said...

I think I have this pattern in my 'stack of things I wanted to keep' (!) somewhere in my filing cabinet. I'll take a look and see if I can find it before the next meeting. I know there was discussion in our sewing machine collector's group about a Touch and Sew machine that has this logo on the Singer badge. They're very hard to find. But, in that discussion someone came up with a copy of that same logo as a quilt pattern. Gives me an excuse to clean out my sewing cabinet :-). Jacqui VMS